Sunday, August 10, 2008

Quote of the Day

From Charles Isherwood's piece in today's Times about movie musical adaptations (more specifically, his reactions to Mamma Mia!):

"And, most promisingly, a small movie coming out of nowhere managed to make the old-school conventions of musical theater bloom naturally in a strictly realistic, indeed even grungy environment. The indie movie “Once,” which ultimately won an Oscar for best original song this year, depicts a romance between two street musicians in Dublin. The scruffy Irish protagonist and his Czech girlfriend glide into their music with the ease of Fred and Ginger wafting onto the dance floor, reminding us that at its best, onstage or at the movies, the marriage of music and drama feels not just natural but inevitable."

I have to agree. For my money, Once is the best new movie musical I've seen in some time.

1 comment:

SarahB said...

It's a movie about musicians and it's a beautiful story, but I don't think it's a musical.