Sunday, November 26, 2006

Blasphemers!

My friends, today is a dark day indeed.

The always informative Cinema Blend has just brought to my attention a story which could be a signal that the end of times is nigh. One of my favourite books, one which has been adapted for the screen and despite the change in setting remained true to the source material and therefore is also a favourite of mine, is being given the broadway treatment. Say goodbye to your sanity, and hello to High Fidelity: The Musical.

I'll pause for a moment while you howl in pain and disbelief...

Feel better? Then let's move on.

I'll be the first to admit that musicals just don't appeal to me at all. But there's a major difference between a story originally written as a musical, and one that was adapted into a musical. The former I've been known to express tolerance for, even if it isn't my proverbial cup of tea. The latter, every time it has been attempted, is nothing more than a mistake of biblical proportions. Need proof? Look what the bastards did to the Evil Dead.

Now if you'll kindly excuse me, I think I'm going to be sick.

6 comments:

Simone said...

This is insane. I think I may have to join you being sick.

stereofish said...

I too love High Fidelity, it inspired me to write a book and I have started to post it as a blog, but I think I'm sickened at the idea of it being a musical.

BionicBuddha said...

Rock and Roll is officially dead.

TheHMC said...

As long as he bones the chick from The Cosby show, I'm happy.

..and by happy, I mean totally furious.

Simone said...

Just thought I'd send you this link to make you smile!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6175299.stm

ISO100 said...

I read that link (the actual link, not the article it points to) and detected an aroma. Text displayed on a cathode ray tube monitor shouldn't have a smell, but this text did. It smelled like victory.

DOWN WITH HORRIBLE MUSICALS!!