Opening scene of "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Very tense chase scene in the
jungle as a Willow Ptarmigan calls. Kinda ruined the mood!
On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 8:26 AM Ted Levin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> FYI: For those of you who subscribe to Amazon Prime, there is a very funny,
> very Jewish comedy *The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel* about an aspiring female
> comedian in the mid- to late-fifties. The show takes place mostly on the
> Upper West of Manhattan, with jaunts into coffee houses in the Village and
> up to resorts in the Catskills.
> The point of this email is that during several episodes in the second year
> (2018) the family spends the summer at Steiner's in the Borscht Belt, one
> of many Jewish resorts in the Catskills that were popular in the 40s, 50s,
> 60s, and 70s. In one episode, for a mere 15 seconds, there is a clip of a
> bird walk; the leader stops everyone, shooshes them, and then points out a
> singing Bicknell's thrush, which is *not* singing a thrush song. Of course,
> in 1959 there were no Bicknell thrushes; they were all considered
> gray-cheeks until Chris Rimmer and company separated them out, forty plus
> years later.