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January 23, 2010


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She was lovely, charming, and skillful in "Spartacus," too. But you're right, she's a pure delight as Sister Sarah, and even with her thin voice "If I Were a Bell" is a magnificent moment. (I love the choreography in the dance and fight scene and thought Brando was dashing -- even with his thin voice.) Thanks for this remembrance of those scenes and this actress.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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