April 28th, 2003

Photo - leaves

ughhh...

well, i made it to critical theory, anyway. but now i'm back home because my stomach is being evil and making nasty noises and hurting, and i have a headache, and the prospect of, like, 3 hours in an overheated lecture theatre taking even more notes is not a particularly pleasant one...

and add to that the 4 hours sleep i got, despite being tired at 11.00 before i watched "evita". i didn't manage to fall asleep til about 4am, again...

got a surprise envelope from sweet this morning - little postcard-y thing for the re-release of 'sunset' in the cinema, which was apparently back in march somewhere very obscure in london. looks like it wasn't for national re-release, then. bastards.

and what of "evita", i hear you try to avoid asking? well, i managed to stay awake, and realised it was a lot better than i remembered. i still can't stand antonio banderas. his accent can't seem to decide whether it's spanish, spanglish, american, or cockney, which i imagine is because, just like on the 50th birthday celebration video, he's trying to emulate david essex, who was the original ché... that, and he has no 'stage' presence whatsoever. i curse whoever cast him in "evita", i really do. it's meant screams of frustration and heartache for phans everywhere ever since, because the moronic casting directors just can't see how utterly wrong he is for any musical, let alone phantom. at least, what with "evita" being set in argentina and all, he doesn't look out of place in it. ugh. enough of that rant...

jonathan pryce very good as juan peron. although he seemed to have lost a lot of weight by the time they filmed the cameron mackintosh "mr producer" video, when he was playing higgins in "my fair lady" and i barely recognised him in "evita"...

jimmy nail a somewhat bizarre casting decision, but he pulled off the small role nicely... not that i'm any expert, but anything's gotta be better than the banderas, right?

and as for madonna? well, i'm actually impressed. and i seem to recall in "sunset" musical-movie rumours that she was a potential candidate for norma desmond, and everyone raised eyebrows... but you know? i can actually see it... maybe it was all the eva peron fur that did it, but... yeah, i can really see madonna making a passable norma desmond, seriously. and if elaine paige can play both roles, then madonna certainly can, and, at least, she can sing, and seems to have the right vocal range for it, too. (try as i might, i simply can't see barbra streisand in the role... it just doesn't work... of course, my perfect movie cast would include faith and jeremy for chemistry alone, but it's never gonna happen :P)

so, yeah. i'm going to check my email and curl into a ball now...

owww...