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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2019-03-15 04:27 am

Though I can't find the words to express it in turn

[personal profile] skygiants has just finished reading Audrey Erskine Lindop's The Singer Not the Song (1953) and I recommend everyone read her review.

I had mostly heard of the book as the source material for the 1961 film, which I have not seen. It co-stars John Mills, but I've mostly heard about it in context of Dirk Bogarde, specifically in black leather pants. I went looking for photographic evidence.



Nothing I have ever read suggests the film is any good, but I see why people don't care.
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[personal profile] sholio 2019-03-15 09:01 am (UTC)(link)
... good Lord.
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2019-03-15 11:46 am (UTC)(link)
Phwoar! :o)
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[personal profile] isis 2019-03-15 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, my. Thank you for that!
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2019-03-15 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Jesus.

Um. Hi.
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[personal profile] sillylilly_bird 2019-03-15 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Goodness. *fans self*
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2019-03-15 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Well

...

Is there a calendar for this movie
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[personal profile] sasha_feather 2019-03-15 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
oh myyyy
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[personal profile] kenjari 2019-03-15 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Daaaaaamn. Well, it *was* chilly in my office this afternoon.
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[personal profile] poliphilo 2019-03-15 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I read somewhere that Bogarde had been led to believe the film would be edgy and European and he'd be playing opposite someone edgy and cool like Marlon Brando- and was really rather cross when he found the guy he was supposed to be in this super-heated relationship with was being played by reliable but unsexy John Mills.
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[personal profile] wpadmirer 2019-03-15 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG, you keep bringing up these actors from my childhood. (Though I never saw that movie. Sounds like one my mother wouldn't have let me see.)
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2019-03-15 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow.
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2019-03-15 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
...well.
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[personal profile] conuly 2019-03-15 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
...huh. That's, um, quite a picture
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2019-03-16 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Gosh.
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[personal profile] rheasilvia 2019-03-16 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Nothing I have ever read suggests the film is any good, but I see why people don't care.

I love how you put this. :-) And wow, indeed, those pants speak a very compelling language...
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[personal profile] sporky_rat 2019-03-18 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I was bewailing the lack of good leather trousered folk, but gosh.

.... To quote Firefly, 'I'll be in my bunk.'