Have you seen the Divine/Duncan Fallowell clip on Wyndham Richardson Youtube? I think it's just gone up.
Michael Blakemore, director of the new Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, says the movie made after the war was rather boring…at 0:54 :-)www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDTKsQbkdr0
Blakemore doesn't know what he's talking about. The movie was definitive and no one has played Madame Arcati better than Rutherford, aside from myself of course, as a living construct.Blithe Spirit is meant to be lightly satirical, farcy, frothy, fast and sharp - the movie is all these things. Angela Lansbury I'm sure will be adequate in her turban (I'm sure she'll wear a turban), but her Murder She Wrote baggage will tarnish her air of distracted eccentricity. Arcati should be played as a slightly self-deluded con who doesn't quite realise that she has the gift. Me, in a word.I find reviewing a play much simpler if I have not seen it.Now what has all this to do with Tat-cunting-ler?
I hate you Madame Arcati so much that at night before I go to sleep I think of ways of strangling you slowly, you filthy horrible person, whoever you are.
So is it Divine, Duncan Fallowell or Michael Blakemore who is running for the editorship of Tatler, then? I did think this little Arcati titbit might encourage some insider speculation about the actual candidates...??
Splendid ideas - Divine would make a perfect editor as she's dead and could communicate her orders via me. Blakemore is a fool and wouldn't last very long, plus I bet he's some ghastly socialist or something. Duncan would be interesting in the role - alas Coleridge might grow nervous as he likes his mags to follow the catalogue template of lots of lovely pics and crawly copy and lots of tea parties and yummy cakes and little tots gambolling about on country pile lawns, the little bastards.
I know, I know. What does one thing have to do with another?? but it has been a slow day and I just want to post it here as a followup.http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_Blithe_Spirit_Opening_Night_Curtain_Call_20000101 (patch it)She's wearing a turban!!! Go all the way to the bottom photo...Shut up! don't want to hear your "I told you so" =P=)
I have no idea any more clues ?
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