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Florence Foster Jenkins

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06 January 2019, 01:31 AM
Steve Miller
Florence Foster Jenkins
I just watched the movie and then read the Wiki. What an interesting woman. Hers is quite a story.

That story, and the movie, speak to the nature of music as entertainment. Very cool.

Have you seen it?


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06 January 2019, 11:42 AM
Daniel
Nope, but it sounds interesting. ThumbsUp
06 January 2019, 11:54 AM
Daniel
I should add I got rid of my television seven years ago.

I haven't looked back on the decision.

We watch movies on the laptop.

We have Netflix and Amazon Prime.

So, I'll look for this. Smiler
06 January 2019, 01:59 PM
wtg
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Miller:
I just watched the movie and then read the Wiki. What an interesting woman. Hers is quite a story.

That story, and the movie, speak to the nature of music as entertainment. Very cool.

Have you seen it?


I have; it popped up on Prime a while back and I caught it then. I wondered how much the syphilis and the associated treatments affected her cognitively, and if that was a contributor to what happened.


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06 January 2019, 11:30 PM
Steve Miller
I was most interested in the number of devoted fans she had, some of them the biggest names in music.

Entertainment takes many forms.


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07 January 2019, 12:51 PM
Nina
I watched it and enjoyed it, but my most significant recollections are pretty trivial, to wit: Hugh Grant was poorly cast; that Meryl Streep can really act.
08 January 2019, 03:58 PM
Dan
The movie was good. And if I recall correctly, the recording of her performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944 remains to this day the best selling recording of any performance there.