Singin’ in the Rain

November 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm (movies, music, pop culture) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I watched Singin’ in the Rain in time for Glee, but I really should have watched it before. It is truly a good musical.  The singing was good, I had Singin’ in the Rain in my head for a while after watching the movie. What was really funny were the jokes on bad dubbing.  The movie made fun of dubbing before bad dubbin was done on Kung Fu movies and  it basically knew Milli Vanilli would happen.

If you don’t know Milli Vanilli was a total fake. They had other singers sing for them but unlike Debbie Reynolds’ character, they didn’t get a big break after Milli Vanilli were found to be fakes. I wonder if they wanted to be stars themselves or if they were fine in the background. Not everyone wants to be the star, even if they can sing.

But to make a circular connection to Singin in the Rain, Milli Vanilli did a song called Blame it on the Rain.

What can I say? Lip Syncing is dangerous. Look what it did to Ashlee Simpson.

Kagehime

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Oh so Wicked

June 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm (books) (, , , , , , , , , )

Wicked

So I just finished the book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.  I know it made a hit a few years ago (maybe more than a few) when it came out then went on Broadway so I’m behind reading it.  The marketing of the book is really smart.  How many green books do you see out there? 

I bet its really interesting to see on Broadway.  I just hope that what’s used to make the witch green is safer than what was used in the movie the Wizard of Oz. I mean the witch almost burned up. 

Throughout the whole book there is the question of what is evil, where does it come from, and when is someone evil.  I think those are good questions for someone considered the wicked witch of the west.  I mean she gets labeled as evil but is far from the most evil character in the novel. 

I admit to being biased when starting the book because the image of the wicked witch of the west from the movie was in my mind.  Now I kind of want to go back and watch it.  I’ve also never read the original books by L Frank Baum.

Kagehime

PS. Don’t you wonder what Glinda is whispering?

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