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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2930 on: December 10, 2021, 11:20:16 am »
  :D Thanks for that!

This source says that using "gay" to mean homosexual appears in print in the early 1950s and the gay community was probably using it before that.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2931 on: December 11, 2021, 01:15:30 am »
Interesting! I did not know that. Thanks, y?all!

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2932 on: December 12, 2021, 12:08:59 am »
The Dec. 13 issue's book review/essay about Greta Garbo, by longtime staff writer Margaret Talbot, quotes someone saying that when movie closeups came along, "people literally lost themselves in the human image." Wait, what? I mean, she's quoting someone else, but was anyone ever found wandering around a theater, confused about where themselves had gone?



 

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2933 on: December 12, 2021, 10:18:22 am »
 :laugh: :laugh:

Sounds like the premise of a "Shouts & Murmurs" to me!
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2934 on: December 12, 2021, 03:11:33 pm »
:laugh: :laugh:

Sounds like the premise of a "Shouts & Murmurs" to me!

True, many of those start out with a real media quote. I've never seen one in which the quote was from the New Yorker, though.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2935 on: December 12, 2021, 10:28:45 pm »
I was reading about the biography of Elizabeth Hardwick in the November 22 issue, where it says she grew up in the South, and later it pinpoints her origin to around Lexington, Kentucky. I don't think of that as the South, do you? It is only 50 miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio.

But why is it scandalous to compare Edna St. Vincent Millay to Jo March?  ???
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2936 on: December 13, 2021, 11:34:32 am »
But why is it scandalous to compare Edna St. Vincent Millay to Jo March?  ???

Did I say it was scandalous? I don't remember saying that. I know Jo March was thought to stand in for the author, Louisa May Alcott, and there were several things about Alcott that were scandalous at the time, according to this article.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2937 on: December 13, 2021, 02:58:05 pm »
Did I say it was scandalous? I don't remember saying that.

You didn't. According to the article, if I read the sentence correctly, Elizabeth Hardwick said it was scandalous.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2938 on: December 13, 2021, 06:48:05 pm »
The Dec. 13 issue's book review/essay about Greta Garbo, by longtime staff writer Margaret Talbot, quotes someone saying that when movie closeups came along, "people literally lost themselves in the human image." Wait, what? I mean, she's quoting someone else, but was anyone ever found wandering around a theater, confused about where themselves had gone?

 :laugh: Actually I sort of felt that way after seeing Brokeback Mountain for the first time. I was kind of in a daze. My daughter took my arm and said, "Mom, are you all right?"
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2939 on: December 13, 2021, 08:18:59 pm »
ANother interesting passage from the Garbo review was a description in the scene from "Flesh and the Devil" where "Garbo rolls a cigarette between her lips, then puts it between Gilbert's, her eyes never leaving his, as he strikes a match and illuminates their gorgeous, besotted faces." Doesn't that remind you of a similar scene in "Power of the Dog"?
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