Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy G&S Halloween

As promised, here is my Halloween bear. I rarely do anything personal on this blog, but I thought I would make an exception tonight. Some other cat bloggers have made posts about spooky movies that they enjoy, and I thought I would do the same. I love spooky movies and I also love Gilbert and Sullivan. There is a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that is perfect for Halloween -- Ruddigore. It has everything you could want in a Halloween melodrama. There is a stalwart, but shy young lover with a mysterious past who is in love with a lovely, but very particular, young lady. Also vying for her hand is a bold young sailor. And, of course, there is a wicked baronet, who also has designs on the young lady. Said wicked baronet is admirably played by Vincent Price. I bet you didn't know he could sing. There is also a family curse and many ghosts, including the wicked baronet's uncle, who is in love with the young lady's guardian. Then there is the wicked baronet's girlfriend who has gone mad because the baronet is very wicked indeed and he practically dumped her at the altar. Being written by William S. Gilbert, there is a wonderful twist at the end, allowing for the happy ending. All in all, this is delightful Halloween entertainment and I highly recommend it. I don't know if you could rent it anywhere, but you might be able to borrow it from a library. It is great family entertainment and, though originally written for adults, it is suitable for all the but the youngest of children.

9 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

What a cute bear! We have never heard of this operetta, but Mom loves Gilbert and Sullivan so we'll keep an eye out for it!

Shadow / Molly said...

That sounds like sumfin the mom wud love to watch!

Artsy Catsy said...

Karen Jo, thank you so much for your good healing thoughts for our Callie. My mom is taking her to the vet next week so we're all keeping our paws crossed that it's nothing serious.

Rocky & staff

mum of critters said...

I guess i posted to the wrong comment group - yup he's adorable!

Cats said...

A pretty bear and an interesting review. I'll keep my eyes open for Ruddigore. Have a Happy Halloween!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Nobody ever did wicked quite like Vincent Price!

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Oh My oodness! Vincent Price singing (that woz the Momma!) she just about fell off of her seat! hehe
This sounds like a wonderful old movie, Momma loves the really old ones, she does not really see the story line much, moreso they way things were.. from the clothing to what they are eating to the things on their shelves.. and of course the buildings.. Momma says walls talk...
We will have to do a looky see and find this movie :)
PES: I think it is nice that we stuff about you too!! :)

V-V

The Devil Dog said...

Thank you for the recommendation. That sounds like fun. Especially since mom is a chicken and doesn't like scary movies.

Roxy

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