Thursday, July 30, 2009

While Velvy was still in Oregon

I watched "Dancer in the Dark". It was a musical tragedy featuring Bjork as the lead. I wanted to write a review but all I could come up with was review titles:

The Proletariat's Plight in 1960's Industrial America

or

Tragedy and the Common Woman

or

The Sound of the Goat-Song

or

The Catharsis of Clattering Confusion

or

The Twin Relics of Barbarism: Inheritance and Materialism

or

Czech Quixotesse

or

"Mr. von Trier, I despise you"

or

The Next to Last Song of the Birch Girl

or

All Movies are Great if the Plot doesn't Fall

If you are not into the watching the movie I also highligh recommend the soundtrack, an album by Bjork called 'Selmasongs' with Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

In closing: "You emerge from tragedy equipped against lies. After the musical, you're anybody's fool." -Howard Barker

After watching 'Dancer in the Dark', I am probably everybody's fool.

Peace,
c-bones

4 comments:

Ken said...

I put it in queue, but will probably forget why by the time it arrives!

Gail said...

Humm. "Emotional, dark, cerebral." Isn't that pretty much antithetical?? (You shouldn't watch R's when your alone, you know. ☺ ) Or period. ☺☺☺☺☺

carl said...

Ken,
That happens to me a lot with books. I put them on hold at the library and then by the time they come in I have forgotten all about where I heard about it why I wanted it or even that it existed.

velvetelement said...

Oh my sweet Carl!