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Saturday, July 4, 2009

More Movies

The second day begins...

Battery died yesterday, so let's mash them all together...

Ziegfield Follies... holy fucking shit this is a star-studded movie! You play Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? this is one of those nexus movies that is used to link actors! First, we've got Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire dancing TOGETHER on screen. Then there's a nice musical number by Judy Garland, an aquatic ballet by Esther Williams (amazing breath control), William Powell as Flo himself, and a humourous skit by Keenan Wynn. What makes this such a great 6DoKB movie is that Lucille Ball appears as scenery in the opening number (as a lion tamer) and Red Skelton doing a great comedy bit about television!

After that, the vaudeville of America is replaced by the Cabaret of Weimar Berlin. Perhaps there have been too many holocaust movies since. Perhaps I was expecting more of Joel Grey (Oscar? Seriously? Hmm... Robin Williams as the MC? Joel Grey as the Joker?) It just didn't impress me. The lack of subtitles made things a bit confusing... when is German being spoken and when is English?

And then Midnight approached, and there was a small crowd for Purple Rain. I had not seen the film when it was released 25 *sigh* years ago. The music was great (half concert movie, half musical), Appolonia was HOT, but the story? Well, it's slightly autobiographical, so won't say anything at all.

Today, later

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