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post #706 of 25489 (permalink) Old 08-24-2002, 07:45 PM
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Lindsay was so impressive all week. That must have been the all-time greatest come-back. I really hope she can end the Williams tyranny. The Eurosport commentator observed that she is moving much better than she used to. Now, I didn't see her play before, but I tend to agree with my darling commentators. What do you think?
i definitely agree. i saw her matches all week and she looked a step or two quicker! in her Quarterfinal against Amelie, she hit a fantastic forehand passing shot on the run that gave her the break of serve and eventually the match! she is looking very fit and in shape.

as for greatest comebacks, Monica Seles' comeback after the stabbing to win the 1996 AO was amazing. so was Cappy's dream run at the AO 2001!

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Yeah ok, maybe Monica's was better. It was also a more devastating thing to get through. But Cappy? Naaaah. She dug HERSELF into a whole. Ooops, I hope Nimi isn't reading this.

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Hey Layla,

I like your last episode of Alex and Layla, you are a romantic. Those songs, are they real songs or did you write them? (Well, I'm not very updated with pop music.).
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Hi Vera

Thanks. Yes I'm definitely a romantic. All those songs are real songs. The story started as a karaoke routine (cause I love to sing) and evolved into a full-blown story, where the songs we choose are essential to the story. Part of the fun is to search for the appropriate songs. It can be really hard sometimes, but fortunately, I'm a music buff and listen to a huge variety of styles and artists.

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Well, like I said, you are good. So is TH. But he's away, isn't he? Have you seen the movie "Moulin Rouge"? I didn't like musical that much but I love Moulin Rouge because I thought it's cool to turn all those pop music to fit into the movie (And I also like Ewen McGregor). And that's what you are doing now. It's great fun.
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I was just reminded of Moulin Rouge yesterday, because I borrowed it for my brother. It occured to me that the idea of this movie is similar to ours. I like Ewan McGregor too. Have you seen Emma? I love that movie, I've seen it at least 6 times already, but probably more. I'm in love with Jeremy Northam. Well, not really, but he is adorable.

Btw, TH is a she.

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Oooops. Sorry TH.

Ya, I've seen Emma. I actually love those mid-century England era movie, is there a term for those? Jeremy Northam is quite yum. I love Shakespear in Love (Joe Finnes is really Fine!!!) and A Room with a View (because Helena Bonham Carter is so, so English, and such a good actress).
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Joseph Feinnes! Now you're talking. I've seen both of those movies at least 6 times too. Now this will sound like I enjoy multiple viewings of all movies, but I only watch those I really, really like. I have a thing for those English period pieces myself (I don't know the correct term for them). A Room with a View was one of the first I remember.

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You have great taste.
I love English accent, so stylish and elegant. And I think those "Mid Era" movies are particularly romantic. I don't usually watch movie more than once, unless they are just too resistible, like "Shakespear in Love", "Elizebeth", "A Room with A View". I like "The ideal Husband" too. Or maybe I should say I like those especially the classical comedy type.

And Joseph Finnes is my number favorite. He's all style. Those eyes can melt people. I should go watch Shakespear again.
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OMG, Joseph's eyes. I love men with an intense gaze. That's why I like Andy Garcia too. I also prefer intelligent, well-read actors. Speaking of mid era movies, have you seen Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice, the miniseries. There are two versions of it. I saw the first one (several times) when I was a teenager, because there were frequent reruns. But since the new (1990s) version came out with Colin Firth, I can't find that first one anywhere and I would love to see it again. But the new one is also great.

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Joseph's eye, sigh! Andy Garcia is very sweet, I feel so sad when I watched "When a man loves a woman". I'm sure he's like the main character, so devoted to love.

I haven't seen the first one but I surely seen the new one with Colin Firth. I admit that I'm a little obsess with English men, that lovely accent. They are as great looking as Spanish men.

But I don't get to see too many British TV here in Canada. We got loads of US TV but not much of other thing else.
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Yes, I understand your obsession. The accent is great, I admit. Colin Firth was so hilarious and so sexy in Bridget Jones. *sigh*

I guess we do have more British TV shows and series over here in Europe, although not nearly enough, if you ask me.

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I'm baaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaack!

And what's the first thing I read? The GM thread about PMac opening his big mouth yet again. Grr at him.

By the way, these smilies are fookin' funny, but I don't even use all of the ones here so I guess I'll just be boring.

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Vera, Layla, I think you guys are talking about Victorian period pieces, also a huge favorite of mine. Have either of you ever seen the BBC/A&E movie, "Victoria and Albert"? GORGEOUS.

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But since the new (1990s) version came out with Colin Firth, I can't find that first one anywhere and I would love to see it again. But the new one is also great.
If you're talking about the one the BBC did, and I think you are, one of my roommates *loves* that movie and has it on videotape. We watched it last year and I agree, it's gorgeous. All of those movies the BBC does (and A&E shows here in the States) are really beautiful

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