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Re: General Question (fwd)

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Thursday, March 22, 2001, 23:27
In a message dated 3/22/01 12:59:40 PM, yl112@CORNELL.EDU writes:

<< Alas, I have only begun my collection after years of relying on my
dad's.  :-p  I heard about the Piano but haven't seen it, but then, I see
maybe a movie every half year or so.  Tchaikovsky's ballet suites are my
favourite, especially Swan Lake, which is probably the one music piece I
would bring to a space colony if I could only bring one. >>

I would take the Nutcracker.  But anyway, I haven't seen the piano either; a
friend of mine is a Michael Nyman fan (via Peter Greenaway), and now I am
too.  :)  Oh, and since I brought up Peter Greenaway, here's a good joke to
throw out in the "America this and that" thread running about.
    In his movie Belly of an Architect, an architect goes to Italy to head an
exhibit, and his wife, who's pregnant, cheats on him with an Italian guy.
When this Italian guy is talking with his Italian friends (in Italian), he
says something about not caring what the architects thinks even if he doesn
know about the guy and his wife.  Someone else asks, "What does his wife
think?", to which he replies, "She doesn't think; she's an American".
(Note: That didn't mean Mexican, Canadian, Paraguayano, Honduran, or
anything, it meant American, U.S.)