Man, I just don't know....
Is it a freakin musical? I've picked up the box several times, almost rented/bought....but man, it screams 'whip' to me.
I just can't do it.
I can't, I just can't.......
the song that they play all the freakin' time on the radio just kills it for me. I don't care how hot any of them are.
"Hey sista, oh sista, SOUL sista..."
ARG. I watched MOULIN ROUGE this weekend. So... First the good things: The direction, can't fault it. Tim Burton should direct this way. Lurhman proves himself a poor-man's Peter Greenaway (see: "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover"). Editing, sound design and visual style was subtle and impressive. Detailed. I like that. My TV LOVED this movie; the reds, golds and blacks, and the fact that at its best moments it really brought the art of Degas & Latrec to life on film. And Jim Broadbent, the actor playing the impressario, was amazing, as he usually is. It was a pleasure to watch him act.
Which is lucky, since the whole of the rest of the movie SUCKED. I understand "post-modernism," but MOULIN ROUGE still sucked. It was utterly dopey and idiotic. It was embarrassing, awful, dumb, low-grade junky. It was a terrible mishmash that made me wince. It was discombobulated, moldy; a bonehead attempt at post-mod for the MTV Gen. It was really tough to sit thru. I could have used more of the Green Fairy (was it Kari Wurher?).
Sorry, but Ewan McGregor croaking out sappy Velveeta Elton John and Whitney Houston songs in a make-believe Paris set meant to be make-believe is just BAD. Goshawful, in fact. He's no Jedi.
This movie is winning awards? Do we have nothing else to give awards to?
So I ended up watching the stupid "Lady Marmalade" video on the DVD like 8 times. Christina, man, rocks my world. What a little tart! I was humming the stupid song all weekend. Hum hum hum.
BTW, I watched the movie in FULL mode, no zoom. It is an anamorphic image, possibly 2.35:1, since I did have narrow black bars on the top & bottom. But with a WSTV, that's no big deal.
Baz Luhrman owes me two hours, and I'm coming to collect from YOU, Ron!