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Comments about the soundtrack for Chicago (Elfman/Kander/Ebb)
Moulin Rouge vs. Chicago

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Moulin Rouge vs. Chicago   Sunday, March 9, 2003 (1:36 p.m.) 

While the music for Chicago works extremely well in the film, I found it difficult to listen to on CD. Unlike its musical predecessor, Moulin Rouge, which worked well both on screen and on CD, Chicago just doesn't live up to the monumental sound that Moulin Rouge produced, and I think that Moulin Rouge was a better overall listening experience.

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Re: Chicago on DVD should soar   Monday, March 10, 2003 (8:40 p.m.) 

I just watched Chicago for the second time on a new large screen in a single screen, 1942 art deco theater in San Luis Obispo, California. My capsule review: "Isn't it appropriate that Chicago and "All That Jazz" is showing in the "Big Fremont" across the street from the County Court House!

It was even better the second time. I missed some subtle dialogue during a sold out preview opening night. Martin Walsh deserves an Editing Oscar. But I wouldn't buy the CD. Wait for the DVD in surround sound. There is no comparison. Buy Diana Krall's "Live from Paris" DVD and see what I'm talking about. With a movie DVD you can jump to the chapters you want to watch.

I was also surprised in the second viewing of Chicago that there were no slow spots. I was never bored.

Yes, the Fremont is the same theater where they open their San Luis Obispo Film Festival of classic movies. A year and a half ago, Howard Keel stood outside the Fremont shaking hands with everyone in attendance. It was his way of thanking them for coming to see a poor print (non cinemascope) of Kiss Me Kate.

> While the music for Chicago works extremely well in the film, I found it
> difficult to listen to on CD. Unlike its musical predecessor, Moulin
> Rouge, which worked well both on screen and on CD, Chicago just doesn't
> live up to the monumental sound that Moulin Rouge produced, and I think
> that Moulin Rouge was a better overall listening experience.


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Repeated Viewings   Thursday, May 8, 2003 (5:06 p.m.) 

> I was also surprised in the second viewing of Chicago that there were no
> slow spots. I was never bored.

There's the comment to which I'm replying. I've seen it 12 times in the theatre so far, and there just isn't time between songs to get bored with the movie. During most songs, they're developing a character. Whenever there isn't a song, the plot builds.

There's literally no downtime in the movie, except maybe where they bring in Katherine Baxter (Lucy Liu) before Roxie announces her pregnancy. (I found that part too amusing to be considered downtime.)

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