Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Cheri Avec Musique?

As of this writing, Moon, Cheri, and Whatever Works are all playing at the local art-house/indie-loving theater. I will see them within the next week or so. Whatever. Curiously enough, the one I am most eager to see is neither the interesting sci-fi pic with Kevin Spacey as a robot (oh...and Sam Rockwell? I guess?), nor is it the newest film from my favorite living director starring my favorite supporting actress.

No, I am eagerly anticipating Cheri, and for a number of reasons.

There is, of course, the potential for Michelle Pfeiffer's Oscar campaign for Best Actress. I have a personal stake in this, as I have predicted her to fill one of the five slots at the Oscar ceremonies. If this turns out to be true, and all the other predictions I made happen, than I may win stuff. And winning stuff is AWESOME.

The presence of Kathy Bates also spices things up a bit. Because she spices things up a bit. With her formidable presence and kick-assery.

Then there's the fact that I'm currently reading The Last of Cheri, the sequel to the novel...Cheri. Which I just finished (they're very short books, 120 pages each). This is getting me more excited, for I am loving Colette's style. I'm new to this world of hers -- I've never even seen Gigi -- and discovering an author that doesn't irritate me (I'm looking at you, John Carlin) is always a delight.

Finally, and this is most important, there appears to be a (completely unrelated to the movie) STAGE MUSICAL in the works! From what I can gather, it has only been seen as a kind of concert -- or showcase, as the publicity people call it. Eighteen original songs, seems to be British...a curiosity piece, for sure. Check it out on MySpace.

First Coraline, now Cheri. Coincidence? Or opportunistic lyricist/composers taking an opportunity? You know, as opportunists are wont to do?

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