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'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Buck, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' was on IFC late last night.
    I hadn't seen it in about two years, but it is a wonderful movie.
    I just had to take this chance to recommend it, again.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It is amazing. That's really all I have to add. I'll second the recommendation.
  3. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    I've never seen it, but just added to my queue a coupla days ago.
  4. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    It rocks. Great Bowie/T-Rex/Mott-style soundtrack.
  5. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    I've caught bits and pieces and I really want to see this the whole way through. The Bowie and T-Rex references hooked me. Just added it to my queue.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    The soundtrack is excellent.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Saw it in the theatre and it was bizarre but great. I've got IFC, too, and it seems to be on a lot more often of late.
  8. Weird and wonderful.
  9. bagelchick

    bagelchick Active Member

    One of my all-time favs, although my first experience with it was in a small theatre in Pittsburgh starring Anthony Rapp (starred in Rent) as Hedwig. It was incredible. It kept getting extended and I must've seen it 4-5 times.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I'm not usually one for live theater, but I'd probably goes see this if it were in production.
    Of course, I'm such a fan of the movie that I might be disappointed in the live performance.
  11. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Is it better, not as good or WAY better than Velvet Goldmine? Or are they nothing alike?
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's very different from 'Velvet Goldmine.'
    It's a musical, as opposed to a movie about music.
    And it's not really about rock stars, although the characters are aspiring rock stars.
    It's very literate, with a theme of personal integration. Very Jungian. Punk-glam rock meets Plato's 'Symposium.'

    People roamed the earth like big, rolling kegs.
    They had two sets of arms. They had two sets of legs.
    They had two faces peering out of one giant head,
    So they could look all around them as they talked while they read.
    And they never knew nothing of love.
    It was before the origin of love.
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