Stark, stylish and with a memorably
chilling climax, this update of the 1956 communist-paranoia classic transfers events to late-'70s San Francisco.
HENRY HILL, the mobster turned stool pigeon so memorably
played by Ray Liotta in the film Goodfellas, still lives in fear of Mafia reprisals.
The sections dealing with Chloe's mother and with Chloe's experiences in the railroad yard are particularly strong, with a memorably
nightmarish feel about them.
An agreeable form of transport, certainly, provided you can secure a seat (downstairs, left of the driver) on one of the dwindling supply of Routemasters, and provided you are prepared to endure what Colin Buchanan memorably
called the 'patient wretchedness of the bus queue'.
Speaking of memorably
over-the-top performances in plays that satirize Manhattan liberals, Linda Lavin is currently bringing down the house in Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, which has been extended at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Ballet-trained black dancers also found roles in Broadway shows, memorably
in House of Flowers and Carmen Jones.
Scott's uncle, saxophonist Donald Harrison, memorably
guests on four tracks.
Finally, in his last years, he devoted himself almost entirely to the theatre, most memorably
perhaps in his two Greek productions, especially The Faithful Shepherdess, a magical evocation of Arcadia in the Surrey woods, with a Greek chariot pulled by splendidly-caparisoned oxen and a colossal statue of Pan, round which (as a faded photograph shows) the chorus circled in a way reminiscent of the Italian students dancing in a ring round Jim Stirling at the Venice Biennale in 1991.
In alternate casts, David Justin and Mikko Nissinen dazzled as Mercutio and Benvolio, respectively, Ashley Wheater's Paris gave a finely nuanced portrait of patrician restraint, and Katita Waldo's street harlot was memorably
spirited in a dramatically thin role.
Thompson generates smiles with ``Now That I Am Dead'' and ``Madonna's Wedding,'' quickens the pulse with ``I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight'' and ``Shoot Out the Lights,'' and offers a memorably
effective reading of Nick Drake's mournful ``Time Has Told Me,'' perversely recorded in Hawaii with pedal steel accompaniment.
Until that point, photographed Asia was dominated by the image of frenetically erupting supercities--and nowhere more memorably
than Kuala Lumpur with its iconic Petronas Towers, Malaysia's pretender to the throne of world's tallest building and a symbolic fusion of Islamic geometries and Western high tech.
THE fan kicked memorably
by Eric Cantona was Matthew Simmonds, not Symonds (Page 11, Thursday).