Thursday, October 10, 2013

If you get a chance ...

… see Once, the Tony-award winning musical now touring. The music is enjoyable, the staging is innovative and the story will touch your heart. (The ending left me quite sad, whereas my theater buddy Barb thought it was "all for the best." At any rate, it thoroughly engaged us both.)

It's based on a 2006 indie movie from Ireland that played forever at my local theater, but for some reason, I never got around to seeing. And now I don't want to. The stage play was so innovative and dear, that's the vision I want to keep. I feel the same way about War Horse. I appreciate that books, plays and movies are all different media and each should be judged on its own merit. If I don't think I can do it -- if one is so good and complete as is -- then I pass.



2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the movie. I wish I lived somewhere close to live theater.

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  2. I adored the movie--it was such a quiet but wonderful film. I still remember a couple of very brief, almost "blink and you'll miss them" scenes that were just so moving and perfect.

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