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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:54 pm    Post subject: Florence Foster Jenkins Reply with quote

Went to see this film on Wednesday and thoroughly enjoyed it ..it's one of those stories that if it wasn't true you wouldn't believe any of it could happen!

It's the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant work well together.

Florence on Youtube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMu9PKWthLE

And Meryl singing as Florence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5UOT-jFtZw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HszfdNS0JSc
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John W



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed the movie. Some time ago I saw a docu about Jenkins do I know how awful she was. Quite a few of my US colleagues have some if her original records, it's amazing that they sold quite well.
I haven't listened to that Streep audio clip, I will wait to see the movie on Sky next year or later !
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Glad you enjoyed the movie. Some time ago I saw a docu about Jenkins do I know how awful she was. Quite a few of my US colleagues have some if her original records, it's amazing that they sold quite well.
I haven't listened to that Streep audio clip, I will wait to see the movie on Sky next year or later !


Quite!...apparently Cole Porter and Enrico Caruso were amongst her celebrity fans, of which there were many!

I would like to see the documentary about her.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Glad you enjoyed the movie. Some time ago I saw a docu about Jenkins do I know how awful she was. Quite a few of my US colleagues have some if her original records, it's amazing that they sold quite well.
I haven't listened to that Streep audio clip, I will wait to see the movie on Sky next year or later !

Don't know if it was on Sky,John,but it's on BBC One this Sunday at 8-15.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084zbf0

I'll be giving it another watch.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking forward to it too.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky, FEM,
I did see the film on Sky some months ago, persuaded Mrs W to watch it too, thoroughly enjoyed. Having known something of her career through record collectors Streep portrayed her exactly as I thought she would be, missed the Beeb broadcast but I expect if I want to watch it again it may be available in SkyStore on my telly.
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