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  1. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    Saw Black Swan. Will check out the others.
  2. Okay, Cam Bert, what do you have for us? Make it good and remember...
  3. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    I didn't know that about Matthew Libatique. I loved Requiem for a Dream. Didn't care for A Star is Born but that's not his fault. I'll have to check out his other movies.
  4. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    I should have been more specific. I mean shows written by the people who are their subjects. The stage productions were written by their subjects. There are movies like Coal Miner's Daughter, What's Love Got to Do With It? and others that are based on peoples' autobiographies but not written by the subjects.
  5. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    So between this and The Last Five Years we've done two shows in a row that are basically fictionalized autobiographies. What's next?
  6. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    They had to signal that externally because "vatsinsideisjustalie".
  7. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    I absolutely agree with you about the filming. I was commenting on the publicity calling it a Spike Lee Joint put preconceptions in my mind that the material didn't live up to. If it had just said "Directed by Spike Lee" it would have been a different story for me. That's all I was trying to say. Also Spike himself said he tried to put his spin on the material so he did change it somewhat.
  8. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    John Leguizamo's 1998 show Freak is shown as "Directed by Spike Lee" in the promo picture shown on IMDB. Can't speak for earlier materials. Also, there's this about Passing Strange:
  9. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    I agree about being on the fence as far as re-viewings. I understand Spike Lee's name was needed to bring in the money and exposure but calling it "A Spike Lee Joint" did this a dis-service. I was expecting Spike Lee's touch on this or for him to have written it. For him to have just adapted it to be filmed wasn't as much of a contribution as Stew and the actors. Do we even know who directed Piya Berupiya or the live-on-Broadway Rent? Yet here Spike Lee's name is the main one on the promotional material. I didn't pay as much attention to the material as it deserved because of that.
  10. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    I was amazed at how the actors switched characters so easily. I knew it was an actor playing the character each time because they can't change their look but they all changed mannerisms, way of walking, moving, etc. so fluidly that it was easy to get involved. Given that Youth and the mom stayed the same character throughout I thought the whole play was going to be the youth choir and Mr. Franklin. I was never happier to be wrong. That was INSANE!
  11. Cinco DeNio

    Musical Mondays Week 59 Passing Strange

    I'm mad at you CaleBug. I watched Sharpay's Big Adventure for nothing?!?!
  12. I wound up rewatching part of Passing Strange right after because grudlian and I had problems with Rabbit's new mobile-style format. I missed a lot up to the trip to Amsterdam. Now I'm ready to discuss it on Monday. First up is my last visit with Jamie and Cathy tonight.
  13. I think I've got it. Updated link
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