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To start with the beginning: Jack Sheppard
was a notorious English robber who inspired John Gay to write The Beggar's Opera
(1728). Two centuries later, the German composer Kurt Weill and dramatist Bertolt Brecht adapted it into a musical as a socialist critique of capitalism and the modern world: Die Dreigroschenoper
. It was about to open when the lead actor demanded a song to introduce his character. It was this song that would open the play and at its premiere, it was Kurt Gerron who would be the first to sing the Moriat of Macky Messer
as the street singer setting the scene. [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse
on Aug 16, 2013 -
Bruce Willis offers $1million dollar bounty
for Saddam. "Its awesome. Soldiers identify with action movies and action actors. He's a guy's guy
." said commander Col Michael Linnington.
"..being over here just a couple of days, seeing how well our troops and the allied troops are being received here, (I) think the Iraqi people are happy we're here," the Hollywood star said. (But later admitted he had not met many Iraqis because he had been travelling the country by helicopter.) [Via BBC
posted by MintSauce
on Sep 26, 2003 -
Oh, that wacky Bruce Willis (Warning, links are to 2.5M/30" Quicktime movies.)
This commercial has been running in Japan for awhile, and is being used to announce the merging of two gas station chains, Nisseki and Mitsubishi Sekiyu, into a new entity called Eneos. This one introducing Eneos high-octane fuel
is even wackier. The third one
has his voice dubbed except for the end where he utters that immortal Eneos slogan "Move You." Huh?
Does anybody else have a favorite foreign (not to you, necessarily) commercial with American stars doing/saying bizarre stuff?
posted by Bixby23
on Oct 23, 2001 -
Something about this
really makes me mad. I saw the trailer for this movie and was totally blown away. They even have a cool url. So I decided to check it out... boy was I disappointed. Sure, they have a neat intro.. but half the stuff on the site is "Coming Soon" and the link for the trailer doesn't even work! How frustrating is that?
posted by epoh
on Sep 15, 2000 -