Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Film for Thursday

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you for the kind comments and wonderful emails about my version of Carol's SAL!!  I am really enjoying the whole piece and will certainly miss the SAL once it is over. 

Last night I worked on getting my "Christmas Rules" completed.  If you remember I finished this piece last year, but was not happy with the way the button accents looking so big on 36ct linen I used.  I got them off and then decided to accent mine with some beads - well, that is what I worked on doing and finished getting the beads on.  What may you ask lit a fire to get me moving on that piece???  Two reasons - firstly  -  this great piece had languished in the "stitching basket" far too long and secondly - it is going off to be framed.
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Last night the film was "Half a Sixpence" - 1967 - starring Tommy Steele and Julia Foster


A nice story about an orphan, Arthur Kipps, who works for and tyrannical boss.  His life turns upside down when he inherits a fortune at his grandfather's death.  The songs overall are bright a cheerful - the musical numbers do tend to the long side.  Originally a stage play the movie version often suffers and has a stagy feel about it.  Overall a pleasant film.  Here is a You Tube "clip of clips" from  the film....


At about 143 minutes it gets a bit long winded, but just push through the Intermission.
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There you go sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do come again.

Take care,
edgar

3 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Love your color variations on the SAL, and can't wait to see your Christmas rules framed and ready for the season!

Margaret said...

Oooh, I love Tommy Steele! Mainly because when I was little, we saw "The Happiest Millionaire," I think that was what it was called. And Tommy Steele was the butler type. I'm going to have to check this one out for sure. Sounds like fun!

Del said...

I love that film and saw it many, many years agao. My husband and I have 'alf a sixpence each. Love Tommy Steele and his brilliant smile. Thank you for reminding me of the film