Beautiful lady and beautiful line! Bought four pieces!!!!!
This movie sounds awful. Just like his rendition of Romeo and Juliet.
An interesting critique, and I am leery of the misinterpretation that could ensue via the movie; however, let's not forget that Gatsby DOES reach for the green light, symbolically AND literally, at the end of chapter 1...."he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward — and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away..." It would have been a mistake to have kept that iconic moment out of the movie.
I'm just going to leave this here:
Can't wait to see it. This review, while meaning to make me raise an eyebrow at all of the Luhrmann-esque wonderment, has really just made me want to see it that much more. Have a little imagination. Let it be interpreted, and effed with, and enjoy it for what it is: a cinematic adaptation and not the novel itself.
Going to see it soon. Critiques should always start with the good if the critic liked the show and is recommending it, because most people don't read past the first two paragraphs. When one of the first things you read is a criticism of the set from a previous show and then the unevenness of the acting, it's hard to keep reading even though the critic tells you to...just sayin'....
I found the performance compelling. I was truly amazed by the transformation as Dr. Brandt's health issues surfaced. I think the trouble with the review above is that the first couple performances of any show have a couple rough spots, and those were showing, but by the time I saw the show (the first saturday) the show was pretty well flawless. Having a spot on piano performance raised the show to an amazing level and the interaction between Beethoven and the pianist was joyful to behold. I love parallel story lines, especially when they are well done and the merger of the two made for interesting theater. I would highly recommend seeing this show, as 33 Variations isn't often done.
The piece at the end of the first act, when I saw it on Friday, was the most powerful piece in the play! I suspect it is tough to master, and perhaps the ensemble hadn't hit all the beats yet. I think you'll find that the kinks are worked by now... that's the only reason I can think we disagree on it.
No Harper's or The Baffler.
Fie on this! A madness!
Cat Lover's Monthly?
"Mangold challenges the typical connotations of what a painting is or could be"
This is why people think artists are annoying. What do those words even mean?
Next time, I think we should gather in one heap, the nutty committee, or Mr. Redden himself, who vote on the winning poster. Year after year we are exposed to the most unattractive, unimaginative abstracts that do not reflect the spirit and energy, albeit the artistic sides of Spoleto.
Think about it--An idea comes to mind for the next year's poster--I think a clever cartoon would serve the purpose. Place Mr. Redden as a comic book figure, an anti-hero, in the center, and enlarge his head twice the normal size.
I can't imagine what flows within the master's brain.
Not since the early to middle decade, we have are exposed to non-creative images that have absolutely no connection with the spirit of Spoleto, let alone Charleston.
This year, this quirky image is strikingly cold, barren. unimaginative, definitely antithetical to the soul of our city, and it's beautiful festival.
Far out suggestion--Why can't we establish a "Peoples Choice" poster competition, and anyone in our community can vote for the top poster.
Create a new review board.
Win-Win-Win! The poster art competition as a whole would also generate interest for the festival--draw attendees, and would give "Charleston" artists the opportunity to participate, instead of selected artists from outside of Charleston and South Carolina?
We could create an Awards Show event--a main event prior to the Festival next year. It could also fire up the community. It could also be part of the preview event for Spoleto.
Meanwhile, fire the bunch! Amen.
Lady Di, The Downtown Buzz
Every year I say, "This has to be the worst yet," and this year is no exception. Is this like the Emperor's New Clothes, where people are intimidated into believing that this utter horseshit design is "inspired?"
I'm good enough.
I'm smart enough.
People like me.
I don't think people in Malawi would consider "John Smith" to be an unusual name.
Hey Pronghorn - Hoda has years of journalistic chops and is of Egyptian descent, hence the Egyptian name of Hoda. I'm sure "John Smith" seems like an unusual name in Malawi too.
Hoda is not an unusual Egyptian name.
True -- but you don't see me trying to be on the "Today" show.
"Pronghorn" is an unusual name.
"Hoda Kotb" is an unusual name.
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