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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

August 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Taking time off . . . until Toronto

(By the way, this month I’ve seen two movies in which somebody gestures with a limp piece of asparagus. Is this a thing now? Have I not been paying attention at dinner parties? Me, I think gesturing with a breadstick is much better.)

Anyway. It’s the last days of August, the news items are few, and P&P is going to take a little hiatus until after Labor Day. Then back with a vengeance: The Toronto International Film Festival begins September 4 and I’ll be there, wandering the muggy streets of Toronto and looking for this fall’s best movies. Stay tuned.

Until then: I’ve had the very great treat this week of being able to talk with Jacques d’Amboise, the great New York City Ballet dancer who’s in town to help Pacific Northwest Ballet stage the George Balanchine work “Jewels.” Story on that coming up later in September, but for now, here’s Mr. d’Amboise back in the 1956 film version of “Carousel,” dancing in a fantasy sequence (with Susan Luckey, with choreography based on the Agnes de Mille stage version) and leaping higher than a house. Have a lovely week!

 

 

 

 

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