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This year also revolutionized the world of what we used to call clipping services or, somewhat more stodgily, selective dissemination of information (SDI).
Tchaikovsky's Pathetique began rather stodgily - yes it is episodic but it shouldn't appear blatantly so - but Litton's interpretation grew in stature.
The reign of Horn, a man widely respected for his decency and consistency, suddenly is depicted as stodgily ineffective.
MUSIC student Paul (Kevin Bishop) - stodgily pretty in a young JFK kind of way - gets a job turning the pages for concert pianist, Richard Kennington (Paul Rhys).
INGRID Bergman miscast as the maid from Lorraine in stodgily theatrical production.
When I voiced my surprise, the steward informed me, somewhat stodgily, "Food is only complimentary, Madam" as if that was explanation enough.
As "Les Miserables" creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sehonberg showed with their last excursion into romantically embroidered 16th century historical tapestry, the commercially ill-fated "Martin Guerre," the French composing team's bombastic 1980s megamusical formula now sits stodgily onstage.
Even Shah began stodgily, taking 34 deliveries to score his first run, and doing so courtesy of a misfield.
Despite its wealth of incident, act one feels stodgily informational.
It'll attract initial interest from the devout but, stodgily earnest and painfully slow, it's unlikely that word of God, let alone word of mouth, is going to detract anyone else from the true Christmas message of crass consumerism and spectacular overindulgence.
The Emperor's Club" is a rather stodgily directed pic by Michael Hoffman that extols the virtues of Greek and Roman thinking in the guise of Kevin Kline's classics teacher.
The result is an overlong, clichA riddled and stodgily directed mini-series style melodrama that even Catherine Cookson might find a bit much