29 November, 2010

Quick Movie Review

Posted by Socrates in movie reviews, Socrates at 5:17 pm | Permanent Link


The Fantasticks (United Artists Films, 1995, starring Jean Louisa Kelly and Joe McIntyre).

This musical about a mysterious carnival was originally an off-Broadway play, which first premiered in 1960, with music by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones.

So impressed was I with the music and singing in The Fantasticks that I can almost (repeat: almost) forgive the occasional left-wing themes found within it. Despite the movie’s faults, I think the music easily rises to the top, overpowering the negative points in the film. (A couple of Blacks appear in it, but thankfully, very briefly).

I give this movie a rating of 8 3/4 points out of 10.

  • 9 Responses to “Quick Movie Review”

    1. Tim McGreen Says:

      First off, I appreciate Soc’s recommendation for Celines’ Journey to the Edge of Night, as well as Jethro Tull’s A Passion Play. This too is a good recommendation. I know the late Jewish star of Law and Order, Jerry Orbach, was in the original B’way production. Is The Fantasticks still running? I also know it holds the record for being the longest-running show in B’way history, even longer than Cats or A Chorus Line.


    2. Kevin Says:

      Can’t you review something cool like Conan The Barbarian?

    3. Tim McGreen Says:

      Kevin Says:
      29 November, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      Can’t you review something cool like Conan The Barbarian?


    4. Tim McGreen Says:

      “Conan the Barbarian”…What an idiot.

    5. Tim McGreen Says:

      Kevin is the kind of white trash who would take his date to monster truck rallies and titty-bars. If he had a date, that is, which he doesn’t.

    6. Howdy Doody Says:

      That is fat enemy alien NKVD paid reader just being funny, or so they think.


    7. yasser gasayid Says:

      review the Seventh Seal by the genius Bergman greatest film ever

    8. Kevin Says:

      Ha; you’re way off, T. McG. And while I’m hear, let me add that I really like your comments. I was simply joking about the choice of movie to review; I would expect something much more “macho” on this site. No harm intended.

      btw, I dislike strip clubs, I’m not into monster trucks, and my girlfriend is a descendant of Charlemagne. No lie.


    9. Susan Says:

      I’ve never seen the movie. Didn’t even know there was one. The original play ran on Broadway from 5/3/60 until it closed 1/13/02, the longest running play on Broadway. It has been done elsewhere all over the world as well. There was a revival of the play off Broadway, at the Snapple Theatre, in New York, a while back, and it appears to still be running today.

      It contains one of my all time favorite songs: Try to Remember. It was done by the Brothers Four way back in the sixties, and is a beautiful song. It’s the kind of melody and lyrics that, sadly, White children no longer hear or even know exists. When I hear it, I am immediately transported back to the days before this country or the White race was ruined–back to my childhood when dreams still existed.