March 21, 2008

Never Forget. Never Forgive.

Posted in Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Musical, Suspense, Thriller at 8:25 am by inflickted

STWith the many mediums for entertainment today, one piece of work can be interpreted in so many ways. From a book, to a song, to a stage play, to a movie; there will always be some debate whether this version is better than the other. The same can be said when a Broadway musical is interpreted into a film or vice versa. The problem is, what applies in a stage musical, doesn’t always apply to a film studio or the other way around.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street is an award winning musical and is already considered a masterpiece. The play starred the wonderful and brilliant Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett and Len Cariou as Sweeney Todd. The original musical won almost every major award during its time and has been constantly revived in Broadway. For its first film adaptation, audiences will witness the piece in a different light, a different version all together.

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January 25, 2008

All You Need Is Love

Posted in Drama, Movies, Musical, Romance at 7:21 am by inflickted

Across the universe

I have seen quite a few musicals in my life. A lot were good, some were even Oscar-worthy. Musicals tend to be not everyone’s cup of tea. Movies that break into song which can bring about public dancing can ruin the whole story ambiance.

However, in musicals, it is not the story that takes the lead. It is the music, and in this new musical, it is all about the music of the Beatles. Spoken dialogue is minimized, allowing the music and lyrics to shape the narrative. Let me tell you, when I first saw the trailer for this film, I knew I had to see it and has become one of my most anticipated films for 2007. The psychedelic brilliance that is ACROSS THE UNIVERSE…
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