Niall (malenfant) wrote,
Niall
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Chicago

Well, that was fun, and deliciously cynical. It's hard to beat a couple hours of showtunes for entertainment value.

One thing, though - Nick and I were talking on the way out, and it struck me that it doesn't really take advantage of the fact that it's a film. Indeed, for all the musical numbers they put a fair bit of effort into what I assume is a reasonable recreation of the stage show. It's very different to the outrageously fantastic Moulin Rouge, which could only ever have existed as a film; Chicago is deliberately showing off its roots. There's no denying that it's effective, and impressive, but as much as anything else I was left wanting to go and see the original, if only for comparative purposes.

Not that that's a bad thing, you understand...
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