Jan. 27th, 2012

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...for one thing, kind of surprised by the lack of squee on my Flist about last night's We'll take Manhattan, the drama about the affair between Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey that starred Karen Gillan. Is all the post-show squee over on Twitter?

Admittedly, I've not watched it myself yet.

But. Here's the thing. Every time I read the name We'll take Manhattan it instantly makes me think of the song First we take Manhattan (written by Leonard Cohen, but originally recorded by Jennifer Warnes). Wikipedia doesn't suggest any connection (but then it doesn't yet have an article on the former anyway), so I was just wondering if anybody knows of any connection that might explain the similar names? Was it something Shrimpton or Bailey said that inspired Cohen in writing the song? Or is it just a massive coincidence?

Either way, it's a nice song to have going round your head first thing on a Friday morning. Here, have a video.


Jan. 27th, 2012 11:00 am
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So this year, not only do we get another Men in Black sequel, but also a rather bizarre sounding Men in Black prequel about just one Woman in Black and without the Tommy Lee Jones/Will Smith pairing but with Daniel Radcliffe. Must be a prequel 'cos it's set in the 19th century. And in England, which'll be interesting - I never knew MiB operated over here.

[NB: This post may not be entirely serious... :-) ]


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