15 April 2012

Instruction

Not far from my humble hut in Blogland there is a path which leads into the great jungle that covers most of the southern part of the island. On the edge of the jungle, there is a natural pool fed by mountain springs. I walked there today in the thick tropical heat with my personal assistant Miss Thuza, Elsie who is the head cook at the social club and Earl Gray's houseboy Maung. Like me they were all feeling rather bored. It turns out that until recently Maung was pursuing a Media Studies degree in Kuala Lumpur and is skilled in film and film editing. Just for a laugh, we decided to re-enact a scene from "South Pacific" which Maung said he'd record. It's a scene in which the two lovers are given helpful instruction by a regular Earth Mother. It took ages for me to learn my lines and I was left wondering what exactly is  a "lucky cuss"? Anyway, here's the result of our filming starring Thuza, myself and Elsie. May I say to Shirley, Ian and Frances that when I kiss Thuza in this scene it's just acting - that's all:-

9 comments:

  1. You can't fool me! I recognize Juanita Hall, France Nuyen, and John Kerr from the film version of South Pacific!

    Did you know that although Juanita Hall played Bloody Mary in the original stage version of South Pacific that starred Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza in New York, her voice was dubbed in the movie by Muriel Smith, who performed the role in the London production? Juanita's voice was lower and raspier than Muriel's. If it was good enough for Broadway, though, I wonder why it wasn't good enough for Hollywood?

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  2. I have (or had, I think my eldest son "borrowed" it a few years back and never returned it) the Broadway cast album of South Pacific. Juanita Hall also sang "Bali H'ai" on that recording.

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  3. How did you ever manage to memorize your part? I mean, really, you didn't have a single line, just stared at the girl with scary look on your face. Sigh, even in Blogland the women have to do all the work.

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  4. I am in total agreement with Jan, plus I would say to Shirley, "You'd better forget work and get out there quick. Who knows what he'll be up to next!"

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  5. she's no captain sensible that's for sure!

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  6. Oh (cough, cough), excuse me (cough, cough), I see now that I was mistaken. What a svelte lad you are, Pudding, with such a flat tummy, and not at all what I expected. The tropics and Miss Thuze have already had a salutary effect on your magnificent self. Excuse me now while I (cough, cough) get on with my drab, dreary real life!

    If you would move me away from the sewage plant, I might reconsider.

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  7. Oh (cough, cough), excuse me (cough, cough), I see now that I was mistaken. What a svelte lad you are, Pudding, with such a flat tummy, and not at all what I expected. The tropics and Miss Thuze have already had a salutary effect on your magnificent self. Excuse me now while I (cough, cough) get on with my drab, dreary real life!

    If you would move me away from the sewage plant, I might reconsider.

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  8. plague has busted you!
    its like CAPRICORN ONE.. the whole island thing is just a charade! just a ploy to get me out of Wales!!!!
    I SEE WHATS HAPPENING! ITS A CONSPIRACY!

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  9. EARL GRAY As a trusted former member of the teaching profession, I take that accusation very badly. As my old Nana often said "Always tell the truth" and this is central to my strong moral code. There's is no conspiracy! Next you'll be saying Neil Armstrong never did set foot on The Moon and that Princess Diana was assassinated by MI5! Balderdash my friend, balderdash!

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