The day that marked the end of World War I was originally called Armistice Day. It was decided to rename it Veterans Day to set aside one day a year to celebrate our surviving military veterans since Memorial Day was reserved for those who either died in action, or passed away as veterans. The Tavern wishes all of our veterans, particularly those we still have from World War II, my father's generation, a fine Veterans Day in 2019.
CATALONIA--SITE OF THE SITGES FILM FESTIVAL
It is apparent that the language in the Web sites dealing with the Sitges Film Festival that is mentioned in Claudia's links is Catalan, which is the language of the Catalonia region of Spain. Catalonia includes the city of Barcelona. One of my credit card numbers took a vacation in Barcelona that amounted to about $3,000 at a Barcelona resort. I think my credit card number had a good time, but my bank refused to pay the resort bill after finding out I didn't leave Oil City, Pennsylvania on the day the charge was made. I no longer have that credit card number, so I can't be sure how much it enjoyed the vacation in Catalonia, but the region has an interesting history. That history includes an attempt at independence from Spain. The big difference is the language, which is Catalan, not Spanish. Catalan is not only spoken In Catalonia, but also in Andorra, a small state in the Pyrenees Mountains, and in parts of southern France (Provence), and the Balearic Isles. It is a Romance language, but is not intelligible by those who speak Spanish, French, and Italian.
There are some new Web sites documenting the upcoming ABC television series For Life, which includes Ms. Masterson in the cast, including Wikipedia. Below are two links that will be essential for following up on the mid-season premier which will take place anytime from January 2020 on. If For Life is slotted for Monday night, it might premier in January after Monday Night Football concludes at the end of the NFL season. Keeping an eye on the schedule on-line is the most efficient way to be sure to catch the opening episode in early 2020.
The most recent film on which Ms. Masterson was working is Daniel Isn't Real. The last word we had about the film was that it was in post-production. Claudia sent the release date and a link to a trailer in the email below:
This year's birthday celebration for MSM will mean a lot of links for her to click since it is a mini-concert of Elton John's music. Elton John has been writing and recording popular hit songs since just after MSM was born. With Sir Elton now on his last concert tour in his long and distinguished career, and the release of the biographical film Rocketman, a playing list of some of Elton John's songs was appropriate. Ms. Masterson's love of music, and the fact the Elton John's songs have been playing in the background of nearly her entire life, made this year's choice an easy one. Elton John is responsible for producing a good portion of the soundtrack of Mary Stuart Masterson's life. Happy Birthday to MSM from all the visitors to the Tavern.
Here we go:
As Steve related in a recent entry in his Mary Stuart Masterson Facebook group: " The TV series featuring MSM has been ordered by ABC! The show is a Mid Season Series. Probably starting in January 2020." My guess is For Life will be broadcast on Monday nights, either 9:00 PM or 10:00 PM, after the end of ABC Monday Night Football for the 2019-2020 season. Looks like a new "Episode Guide" page for The Tavern.
Claudia was very happy about the news that Ms. Masterson's pilot for a new legal drama series has been picked up for the coming television season by ABC Network. The email is reproduced below, along with a second email.
drama inspired by the true story of Isaac Wright, Jr., once wrongfully convicted as the kingpin behind one of the largest drug distribution networks in New Jersey, who now practices law in the same courtroom where he was sentenced to life behind bars.
Steve sent word that he found a streaming service that shows the MSM independent film As You Are. I checked by entering the title on GOOGLE and there are a lot of streaming services that offer to show the film, some for far less than buying the DVD and about in-line with renting a DVD. Below is a list of links to different streaming servics showing As You Are. The lowest rental is $2.99 at VUDU and iTunes is highest with $4.99. The rest all charge $3.99, which appears to be the present market price for a streaming rental for most films.