Post Tagged with: "MICHAEL MORIARTY"

Michael Moriarty’s Musings: BLOOMSDAY 2013

June 17, 2013 10:52 am
Michael Moriarty’s Musings:  BLOOMSDAY 2013

I’ve been so busy writing for Enter Stage Right and The Washington Times  that I’d forgotten the onset of the increasingly sacred “Bloomsday” of James Joyce’s metaphysically liberating novel Ulysses! The Bloomsday that I consider the Joycean equivalent of all Christian Epiphanies! That Epiphany being the most well-known, well-read day in the life […]

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: My Own Young Manhood Redux!

January 17, 2013 11:34 am
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: My Own Young Manhood Redux!

It has proven a lifetime impossibility for me to fall in love with Marilyn Monroe… until, quite by accident, I viewed My Week with Marilyn.     Michelle Williams’ brilliantly constructed embodiment of Ms. Monroe has me finally understanding this tragic, fairy-tale nightmare of American film stardom. Until now, the power of […]

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Meeting Evil’s Brilliance in Hollywood

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Meeting Evil’s Brilliance in Hollywood

My tribute to Meeting Evil is not a review; it’s a brief love song. Therefore I feel utterly free to ruin much of the suspense within this exceptionally intriguing suspense film. Not really a whodunit, Meeting Evil is both a what’sgoin’on and, at the same time, it is the wonderfully provocative offering of […]

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Mel Tormé

December 3, 2012 2:08 pm
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Mel Tormé

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose! What Christmas memories does that opening lyric not inspire in you?! These days, in my dotage, the words alone can bring me to tears. My one, longest meeting with Mel Tormé will eventually be heard http://tinyurl.com/ct5pxmx here, on […]

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Michael’s Musings: Fifteen String Quartets as a Work-in-Progress

November 2, 2012 9:31 am
Michael’s Musings:  Fifteen String Quartets as a Work-in-Progress

As I wrote in Ottawa Life Magazine some time ago, http://www.ottawalife.com/2012/06/moriartys-musings-an-american-in-vancouver-and-the-seven-of-us/ a major part of this “Work-in-Progress” – my Easter String Quartet – has been composed and, from my point of view, thrillingly recorded. Now the challenge is to present the Easter String Quartet on YouTube as powerfully as possible without taking […]

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: The Kennedy Definition

October 24, 2012 10:25 am
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Ethel Kennedy participates in event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy's swearing in as U.S. attorney general, at the Department of Justice on January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. It was fifty years ago today that Robert F. Kennedy was sworn in as Attorney General, the day after his brother John F. Kennedy was sworn in as president.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

I was in London when the news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination hit the front pages of the British press. On November 22, 1963, I was only a few months away from what proved to be the best and worst year of my life: 1964. Why the best? I’ll save […]

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Moriarty’s Musings: The Romantic Idealist as Actor

October 18, 2012 12:16 pm
Moriarty’s Musings: The Romantic Idealist as Actor

Peter O’Toole! The mad Irish genius of purely poetic obsessions whose lyricism lifted the ingredients of Lawrence of Arabia from a crassly Messianic sadomasochism into one of the grandest cris de coeur for lost souls. British? No, Never! Irish!! And never more powerfully inspiring than as Don Quixote!!! Yes!!!! Peter O’Toole as […]

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Stephen Harper, Canada’s Best Leader

October 17, 2012 11:20 am
Michael Moriarty’s Musings:  Stephen Harper, Canada’s Best Leader

Thank God I moved to Canada! No, I had no idea in the late 1990s that Stephen Harper would eventually arrive in Ottawa to guide Canada out of the swamps of the sophisticated naiveté of Pierre Trudeau, the mixed messages of Brian Mulroney’s Conservatism and the warmed-over, second helping of […]

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Picasso Redux

October 11, 2012 11:18 am
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Picasso Redux

A “return” to Pablo Picasso?! Why? Initially John Richardson, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Richardson_%28art_historian%29 Picasso’s most thorough and insightfully entertaining biographer entered my awareness! Why my interest in Richardson? He belongs among those Brits I feel admiringly wary of http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0912/0912ecstaticlonchap6.htm if and when I meet them. It is simultaneously a thrill, a challenge and […]

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: American Nostalgia

October 4, 2012 12:15 pm
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: American Nostalgia

My career was mainly as a theater and television actor in New York… and so… well… Hollywood has always remained another planet for me. Not even the apparently conservative blog Big Hollywood could make me feel at home in that outer space. Then when no one in Manhattan supported my […]

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Moriarty Musings: “Empire State Building shooting victim says NYPD fired ‘randomly’ into street”

August 27, 2012 9:12 am
Moriarty Musings: “Empire State Building shooting victim says NYPD fired ‘randomly’ into street”

After this incident at the Empire State Building and that of the summary killing by police with 12 shots of a knife-wielding suspect in Times Square, it is becoming more and more a “troubling question.”

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Tina Brown, the Goddess of Print

August 23, 2012 4:19 pm
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: Tina Brown, the Goddess of Print

Moriarty muses about this week’s cover of Newsweek.

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: My Haunted and Haunting Goddess

August 20, 2012 4:00 pm
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: My Haunted and Haunting Goddess

Moriarty muses about author Rebecca West – English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer. A prolific, protean author who wrote in many genres, West was committed to feminist and liberal principles and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of the 20th century.

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Moriarty’s Musings: The Exquisitely Blissful Pains of Love and the 2012 Olympics

August 9, 2012 4:31 pm
Moriarty’s Musings: The Exquisitely Blissful Pains of Love and the 2012 Olympics

Michael Moriarty is back with Toto the Hero Part 2.

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Michael Moriarty’s Farewell Column: TOTO THE HERO

July 31, 2012 8:40 am
Michael Moriarty’s Farewell Column: TOTO THE HERO

Here is a Paul Verlaine poem, exquisitely read by the great Michel Bouquet, leading actor in this unforgettably, indelibly eloquent 1991 film Toto the Hero.

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Moriarty’s Musings: The Naïve Genius of American “Fellow Travelers”

July 24, 2012 3:55 pm
Moriarty’s Musings: The Naïve Genius of American “Fellow Travelers”

Moriarty discusses four geniuses of film, Communism and “useful idoits”.

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Michael Moriarty’s Musings: THE LIVES OF OTHERS

July 23, 2012 4:00 pm
Michael Moriarty’s Musings: THE LIVES OF OTHERS

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, made his film debut with what I assume is not only the first in-depth examination of Communist East Germany but also one of the best films and most painfully moving dramatizations of Communist tyranny I’ve ever seen: The Lives of Others.

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