Monday, 20 October 2008

West End and Broadway

My Top 10 songs in the West End:

1. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (The Phantom of the Opera)
2. Cell Block Tango (Chicago)
3. Defying Gravity (Wicked)
4. I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
5. If You Were Gay (Avenue Q)
6. Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins)
7. All That Jazz (Chicago)
8. The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)
9. Be Prepared (The Lion King)
10. Anatevka (The Fiddler on the Roof)

And, 'cos I can't resist, most amazing theatre costumes:

1. The Lion King
2. The Phantom of the Opera
3. Catz
4. Chicago
5. Lord of the Rings

Monday, 13 October 2008


Somehow, despite extreme carefulness, I have been sucked back into the world of fanfic. *cringes* Harry Potter, Lily and James to be precise. Don't worry, I'm not writing it - I promised the world I wouldn't subject it to that again - but I am reading. Why am I so sad? Why is James so cute? I would marry him. I actually would :) ♥

62. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

aka A Masterpiece. The first time I watched this, I wasn't all that keen on it, mainly 'cos it plunged me into a pit of despair and gloom. However, one day (one of those this-day-cannot-get-worse-so-I'm-gonna-depress-myself-further types) I watched it again, and fell in love with it. Every aspect of this film is perfectly done: acting, cinematography, music (the wings is one of my favourite pieces of film music) and screenplay. However, what made me fall in love with this film - and it doesn't have a technical name - is the amount of love, emotion and passion it holds, which was pretty much summed up for me in one particular iconic scene: the meeting at Ennis' house when they kiss and Ennis' wife sees them. This was the whole film for me. The passion and love between the two was obvious, awe inspiring and adorable, and what surprised me was that I didn't feel uncomfortable. Not that I'm homophobic or anything, but it's such an unusual thing to see in cinema that I thought I'd feel a bit taken aback or jilted. Not the case. The whole time through that kiss I was going "awww" in my head, and I felt all fuzzy and warm inside, exactly like any other romance. I feel this is a testament to Ang Lee's direction, as well as the boys' acting, that it was portrayed as a romantic and passionate (albeit dysfunctional) relationship, rather than a stereotypical gay cowboy thing.

And that really is what the film is about. It's about a relationship and the effects it has on the two people and on others; about how you approach love and deal with love and express love, and about love in general. In the end of the day, it doesn't matter that these two were men, or a man and a woman, or anything. It just mattered that they were in love and that's what the film was about. And that is why I love it :)

(This review contains the word love too many times. But it’s so damn appropriate)

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Pure love

Go on this website and click on score.

I love this film. I love this soundtrack.