Tuesday, December 21, 2004


David Edelstein hates Andrew Lloyd Weber. With this in mind, you must read his review of Joel Shumacher's filmed adaptation of The Phatom of the Opera.

A few choice quotes:

Did you ever see those impoverished commercials for Broadway shows like Les Miz—the ones that look dinner-theaterish and feature smoke machines, red and blue lighting, and lip-synching, overemoting performers? For all its budgetary riches, this Phantom is about as cinematic.

I'm more inclined to suggest that it be used to entertain the prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo—at least until Amnesty International gets wind of it.



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