Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rambling About Musical..

Warning: Pure Rambling Ahead!

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
That's the quote featured in one of my all time favourite movie, Moulin Rouge!, and as if to prove what a big fan I am, I had the original VCD and the pirated DVD bought few years back and the downloaded version in my laptop, all had been played at least once. And yesterday night, around 1+ am, out of boredom, I on my laptop and played it for, like, the umpteen time. OK, not the whole movie, just snippets of it where there's songs in it.

The beautiful love story of Christian and Satine

In case you have no idea what Moulin Rouge! is, it tells the story of a young poet/writer, Christian (Ewan McGregor), who falls in love with a Moulin Rouge cabaret actress and courtesan, Satine (Nicole Kidman). It is a beautiful movie filled with wonderful music, all of which were mash-ups of contemporary songs. The movie was the one that introduced me to the wonderful world of musical, minus those Disney's classic animations like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and so on which I also loved, by the way.

The main couple from Hairspray

After Moulin Rouge!, I searched high and low for musical movies and found Chicago, Rent, Across the Universe, Mamma Mia! and many more. Another musical adaptation that I loved is Hairspray. Another movie that I had watched quite a few times, it is so much fun to watch, you feels happier after watching it. But don't let those fluffy moments and the addictive songs fool you for it is a very subtle movie, one that deals with discrimination and racial segregation.

Besides the big screen, the idiot box itself also had musical in the form of Glee, one of my current favourite new TV series. It tells the story of a bunch of misfit kids in Glee Club, all working and fighting the differences between them for Sectional. It's fun, it's hilarious, and it's absolutely addictive. Oh, yea, and the songs, fantastic. I could watched over and over again. In fact, I had been watching it some so many times.

I'm officially a Gleek!

The point is, inside my external, there are TONNES of movies and series remained untouched, yet, I kept watching those favourites of mine. Is it the familiarities of the movies that kept me watching them? I mean, I almost had the lines from Moulin Rouge! imprinted in my mind. Or is it just that I simply enjoy it too much that I won't even get sick of it? Don't care. I just keep watching it whenever, wherever I want.

When I get to go New York, I won't miss the chance of going to watch at least one musical at Broadway. I still remembered that there's the staging of Beauty and the Beast the musical early back this year (is it?) in KL but did not go for it. Singapore seems to be the love of musical productions with Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera being staged few years back. Let's hope that more and more musicals would come to our shores.

3 comments:

manglish said...

i just watch hairspray recently the songs are not very catchy leh but there are some touching moments lar :)

kpy said...

Um um...if you've been searching high and low for your Chicago DVD, ehehe it's still with me. Do remind me to return your DVD's next time! There's not enough nice musicals here =/ And they'd never allow Avenue Q here cos of the content =_=" One day...I shall go to watch a Broadway show!

~eRiC~ said...

same like me... have been keeping so many untouched movies, but keep watching the ones that i've watched before again and again.. LOL

talking abt B&B, we almost got to watch it back then, rememba!! urrrggghhh....