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Mar122014

"But the World Goes Round"

To any one of you out there having a rough time of it... this too shall pass. Take this electricifying piece of comfort from Liza Minnelli in Martin Scorsese's New York New York (1977) on her birthday. And who would know better than her? 

Somebody loses and somebody wins
And one day it's kicks, then it's kicks in the shins
But the planet spins, and the world goes 'round-
But the world goes 'round
But the world goes 'round

Sometimes your dreams get broken in pieces
But that doesn't matter at all
Take it from me, there's still gonna be
A summer, a winter, a spring and a fall

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Reader Comments (11)

Holy moly. I've got it in my ipod but it's wonderful to see it again. Was this lip-synched? If so, she's as good a lip-syncher as her mother (the best there ever was for that particular talent).

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave in Alamitos Beach

I believe it's one of her favorites. She's such a great performer.

Thanks for the gift!

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I needed this. Thank you, Nathaniel, and happy birthday, Liza!

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

You must be intuitive Nathaniel. Thanks for this!

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoel V

"Carol" is officially (filming) starting from today :) I smell that Dec 2014 release date

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

Good God, that is one hell of a performance. Haven't seen that one in ages. Phew!

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

Saw this on the big screen recently and it really is just the best (second only to TAXI DRIVER in my Scorsese rankings, although probably right on par with KING OF COMEDY). And Minnelli is even better here than in CABARET.

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

And this is one of the reasons why I prefer this performance (on the whole) to Sally Bowles. I think I've watched this dozens of times. Love the classy homage to Judy ("The Man That Got Away" in A Star Is Born) from Scorsese and Kovács.

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZA!

March 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Lizalicious!

March 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

This goes to show me that I need to discover more of Liza's filmography beyond Cabaret (which I adore). That aside, I wish we could show this clip of Liza singing to all of the folks who have only known Liza as "that cook lady that gets made fun of at the Oscars by Ellen." Her talent is truly mindblowing. Wow. And apparently, she did this all in one live take, according to IMDB. They don't make 'em like Liza anymore.

March 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

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