Monday, April 24, 2006

Lauren Bacall takes a fall

Play it: The Sopranos Ep. 6.07

Nothing like an excuse to show some classic va-va-voom from Bacall, eh?

In one of the oddest turn of events on The Sopranos, Lauren Bacall (playing herself) gets mugged (and punched in the face) by Christopher, who makes off with her celebrity swag bag for presenters. The celebrity swag that is given away to the already rich was ripe for satire... it was just surprising to see Sir Ben Kingsley (whom Christopher meets for a role in his film - Saw meets The Godfather) and Lauren Bacall taking part in The Sopranos alternative universe. Does it have to do with executive producer Brad Grey's new turn as head of Paramount Pictures? Introducing the 'luxury lounge' concept is a bit of a self-deprecating joke for HBO as they have one of the most well-stocked lounges yearly for the Emmys and the Golden Globes. Vito (lovingly referred to as "La Cage au Fat") would love the pampering, I'm sure, but he's still persona non grata, as the search continues. The rest of the episode was mostly about Artie and his struggling Vesuvio restaurant (yes, it was unfortunately a very special Artie episode.)

Musically we got some 70's dance club magic from Brick and some classic Elton John (man... you'd think this was a Vito-centric episode.) When Artie retreats to his granfather's recipe book to cook some rabbit for a late-arriving couple, we get a Big Night like moment, with some flamenco guitar ("Requerdos de la Alhambra") playing in the background. Mmmm...makes me hungry just thinking about it.

Previous:
Vito is a come-from-behind kind of guy (Ep. 6.06)
Don't you know who I thought I was? (Ep. 6.04)
The righteous cut [while conscious] (Ep. 6.03)
He Marvin Gayed his own nephew! (Ep. 6.02)
Who shot Artie Shaw? (Ep. 6.01)

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

The Sopranos - Ep. 6.07

* "Dazz" - Brick
* "Daniel" - Elton John
* "You Go To My Head" - Lennie Tristano
* "Gangstadog" - Zino & Tommy
* "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op.4, No.12 - Allegro" - Antonio Vivaldi
* "Recuerdos" - Francisco Tarrega