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Movie Moments: "Richard III" (1996)

My favorite "movie moment" of all combines great singing by the singular Stacey Kent, jaunty music, and snappy lyrics by none other than, well, you tell us.  (FYI, the singing begins about 2 minutes in.) Be sure to listen to the very end before you supply your answer.  This version of Shakespeare's Richard III has been moved from England of the 1480s to England of the 1930s, a country about to be overrun by fascists. (Given the apparent indifference of the English to Hitler in the '30s, this setting is not all that far-fetched.) It stars Ian McKellan, who co-wrote the adaptation with director Richard Loncraine.

-- Stacey Harwood

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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

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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