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Subject: Re: Has "Samson et Dalila" gone the way of "Mignon"
From: Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:40:12 -0400

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To reverse a running joke from Blazing Saddles - "that's Hedy." (It was Harvey Korman in that 
film who played "Hedley" Lamarr.)

Though I don't think the Saint-Saens opera is necessarily at the top of my list, I certainly 
enjoy it when I hear/see it, and don't think it's forgettable at all. 

I confess I've never seen the DeMille film. But, you know, even as classic as "The Ten 
Commandments" is, I tend to think that whole genre of "biblical epic" films have not aged 
well. That "Samson" was actually one of the highest-grossing films of its time - but times 
have changed. 

On Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:24:00 -0500, Ombrarecds <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>S&D is very forgettable, particularly with Domingo. The movie is even worse, Hedly Lamarr, 
an incredibly mis cast Angela Lansbury, and the homely Victor Mature. DeMille at his worst.

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