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Kevin Cryan
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Re: "Screen-Freak" footnotes
« Reply #20: 03.06.09 at 19:47 »
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on 03.06.09 at 10:25, Kevin Cryan wrote:

 
Nor am I someone who who would make it a point of principal  .............
 
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I should have typed "of principle" and not "of principal". I generally do not allow spellcheckers to correct typographical errors, but I inadvertently did in this case.
 
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Re: "Screen-Freak" footnotes
« Reply #21: 03.06.09 at 22:28 »
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Now remind me again where:
 
  C   Em F     Am7
  Dance, Ginger, dance
 
  G G9(Dm/G)   Em7/G G
  The caftan of the caliph turns to powder at your glance
 
comes from?
 
I know it's somewhere in the archives....
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Re: "Screen-Freak" footnotes
« Reply #22: 04.06.09 at 00:03 »
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on 03.06.09 at 22:28, John N L Morrison wrote:
Now remind me again where:
 
  Dance, Ginger, dance
 
  The caftan of the caliph turns to powder at your glance
 
comes from? I know it's somewhere in the archives....

 
I don't think it is!  
 
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Re: "Screen-Freak" footnotes
« Reply #23: 04.06.09 at 10:25 »
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on 03.06.09 at 22:28, John N L Morrison wrote:
Now remind me again where:
 
  C Em F Am7
  Dance, Ginger, dance
 
  G G9(Dm/G) Em7/G G
  The caftan of the caliph turns to powder at your glance
 
comes from?
 
I know it's somewhere in the archives....

My original note read:
 
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The caftan of the caliph turns to powder at your glance
 During the forties and fifties many of the big Hollywood studios produced films set in exotic locations, films in which contract players could dress up (or down, in leading ladies' cases). On the other hand, it may be an oblique reference to the memorable Arabian Nights (1942) in which dull dull actor called Jon Hall (who he, I hear you say) does indeed play a caliph battling Leif Erickson (Big John Cannon in the TV series High Chaparral (1967-1971)) for the hand of Maria Montez. There are times when you watch the film and hope Hall's caftan would catch fire, if only to inject a bit of life into him.

 
I forgot to Clive might have been thinking about something he'd noticed about cellulose nitrate prints with which Clive would have been familiar. It is highly unstable and can cause serious fires . In the early days, cinemas, and even film studios, were known to burst into flames, and some of the fires resulted in fatalities.
 
The normal fire, the one with which Clive would have been familiar, is small and can be controlled. It is generally confined to a few frames of film running through the projector. It burns quickly, with an intense flame. When a few frames of film of burning film - the combustion rate is about 15 times that of dried wood - are projected onto the big screen, the audience can be forgiven for thinking that those frames are turning a powder.  
 
 
 
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