An update to my “Beowulf” post. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but those who have say that there are two shots of Paul Baker playing the harp (they gave him long blond hair or something) in the two banquet scenes with some other musicians. Will have to wait for the DVD to get a real gander since they happen so fast, but he gets a big cast credit at the end as “Musician #1”!
Carl, you have to upload a .jpg photo from your computer into an internet account you have somewhere. There are a couple free sites you can use. I use Tripod. Most folks I know though use Photobucket. They make it pretty easy to upload.
Okay, I just now went and joined Photobucket. They make it REAL easy. After you sign in a box automatically comes up on your album page for you to upload photos and it has a browse button next to it. Click that and you are in your computer. Pick a photo and “open” it and it uploads into Photobucket. A thumbnail of it then shows on your album page with a number of options under it. You want to select the “Direct Link” option which automatically copies the link for pasting into the image box (second icon from the right) on the Harp Column message edit page.
Photobucket’s Help page has a ton of different tutorials you can browse with step by step instructions, so you always have that to fall back on at any time.
1. Upload photo to Photobucket
2. Select “Direct Link” under the thumbnail for that photo (that’s the url).
3. Paste that url into the image box on
Carl, just noticed that you can click on the thumbnails in Photobucket if you need to resize the photos. That’s handy. Haven’t tried it yet, but it’s handy. They have an option to link to message boards, but that format won’t work here. The image box here requires the Direct Link option.
A film I didn’t switch off quickly enough had a plot line that involved the estranged and impoverished husband (who I think was the hero) being asked for money for harp lessons for the daughter, who clearly needed them because she was playing from the wrong side – ie sitting with the pillar next to her.
I just ran across “The Great Rupert” which features Terry Moore pretending to play a Clark Irish harp. Not a great film, but an interesting look at how one can construct a case for a Clark from newspaper. Also, one of the few harp and tuba duets you’ll ever hear, I’m sure.
I think nobody mentioned a french movie from the 80s with young sophie
marceau (not sure about the spelling)-la boum(e) (again not sure about
the spelling)- where sophie´s aunt is a harp teacher! so there are a
few scenes with the harp.
there is also a movie with john malkovich and joung uma thurman
“Dangerous Liaisons” where uma thurman is learning how to play harp- it
is a movie about the french royal class just before the french
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