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brief realization

I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

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brief realization

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This icon and a conversation with a friend who's hugely into a recently released film adaptation of a musical about New Yorkers (a musical which was an adaptation of an opera (an opera which was an adaptation of a medium-length story) about fin de siecle Paris) spurred me to finally sum up what it is that seems to rub me wrong about Rent.

Would it have been worth while
If one, settling a pillow, or throwing off a shawl,
And turning toward the window, should say:
``That is not it at all,
That is not what I meant, at all.''


Sorry. Been there, done that. You don't sing songs about it, you don't do song and dance numbers.
It doesn't work that way.
That is not it, at all.

If you like the movie, great! I don't, for the same reason you probably don't meet many Japanese fans of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado.
  • I'll be saving my bucks to see a much better musical this season: The Producers. I prefer my ridiculous stereotypes (er, sorry, archetypes, whatever) in comedy form.

    Nice of Mel to work a Christmastime release. Chinese food and the late show of The Producers... what a nice Hannukah present ;)
    • And now I know what movie is the 'let's go to the movies on Christmas Eve, eat chinese food, and pretend we're Jewish' movie for this year.
      Thank you.
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