In this final part of our concertmaster conversation, David Danzmayr mentions that he sometimes steps back and leaves the orchestra to play segments of pieces alone, because thereare times that the conductor can just “get in the way.”
Film Review: Fair Game
Listen to the Story
Starring: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery
Running Time: 1 hr. 46 min
Director: Doug Liman
Rated:PG-13 for some language
Rico: Fair Game is the highly-publicized Valerie Plame (played by Naomi Watts) story. Her husband, former ambassador Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), is involved in an investigation into the alleged sale of enriched uranium.
Joyce: If you haven’t kept abreast of this scandal, you might be a bit confused. We learn that Valerie, when asked by a colleague at the CIA, recommended her husband to investigate the alleged problem in Niger, resulting in another higher-up sending him there. His findings were that no such sale had taken place.
Rico: I thought the film’s handling of the situation was either ham-handed, or grasping at straws. Many things should have been done differently, other than “throw a lovely, sympathetic character under the bus.” ***
Joyce: Both Watts and Penn are fine in their roles. I was a bit surprised at how Penn looked–much older. Hope that was just makeup. ***1/2