Eric Schissel Fri Jul 29 09:55:00 2005|
German film does dead communists!
> This just in, Toonbotians!
> This intrepid member of the Jihad was delerious to discover that the woman
> circulating with a piece of paper at work was taking down which night we'd
> like to go see the musical we finished doing the costumes for just before
> I started.
> I was certain it was a cosmic sign about Toonbots when I heard it was
> Lenin: The Musical! (though...frankly...didn't seem like good material for
> a musical)
> You can imagine my disappointment upon glancing at the paper and finding
> that it is actually Lennon: The Musical.
Since apparently though there's been no discussion of the film Good Bye Lenin here since its release a couple of years back, though may I recommend it? It's more or less about a woman who on waking from a coma, needs to be convinced that the world is as it was when she went under it - and that was before the Berlin Wall went down. (Actually, there are other reasons why she needs to be convinced and there is much else to the story, but I don't want to go into it here. Just to say that it's detailed, well-plotted, not predictable, well-acted, in my opinion... this is not a review to be read after viewing, I'd have trouble writing that two years after I saw it anyway. Though I'm considering seeing it again at any rate.)