Posted by: SLOnative <Send E-Mail> Date: Monday, March 10, 2003, at 8:40 p.m. IP Address: 66-214-193-134.gb-cres.charterpipeline.net
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Moulin Rouge vs. Chicago(Josh)
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.