It's great that you think that. But if you're actually sad about it, you can console yourself with the fact that it is not true.
There's also this amazing performance right here. And while Mama Rose will always be Ethel Merman's "iconic role," didn't Jule Styne prefer Lansbury's interpretation of the role to Merman's? I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere...
No but seriously, the role of Mrs Lovett is the DEFINITION of an iconic role, and in addition HAVE YOU SERIOUSLY NEVER SEEN THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE?
"The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina" by Miller Williams. It's a tiny bit gimmicky! But very good!
THAT'S NOT WHAT TOOTHSOME MEANS. Unless you actually mean that this parliamentary committee is not "delicious"? And this from Choire "Sneaked" Sicha, of all people?!
Although it is a movie I don't really like, the Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia trailer similarly uses footage that does not appear in the movie, and shot especially for the trailer (albeit brief ones): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwXDHSrNFbQ
This essay is from February of 2005. Is there a reason you are posting it today, half a decade later?