Monday, 22 May 2017

Musical Monday #136

Today's losing of mindness is a case of an identity crisis.  A moment that was handled surprisingly bleakly for my young mind when I saw this movie at the cinema back in '95.

I Will Go Sailing No More from Toy Story

This is such a good movie.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Musical Monday #135

This week's lost mind belongs to Sarah, who is trapped in a nightmare/dream thing after eating a peach that makes her forget her quest to save her baby brother.

As The World Falls Down from Labyrinth

In case you were wondering what the hell is going on, the wikipedia page won't bring you much nearer to understanding, unless you love this movie, like I do, and then it all makes perfect sense, even the stuff that makes no sense.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Musical Monday #134

And carrying on our theme of 'losing your mind' here is a scene from a movie called Rose Marie.  The character Marie de Flor is performing a scene from Tosca in which Tosca thinks her lover is faking his death but has in fact been executed.  She appears to be performing this to an audience of Tosca buffs who can easily tell that she is losing it, when frankly you'd think that was all sort of within the theme of the show.  Anyway, Marie is having a mental breakdown because she risked her life to save her brother, who had killed a man, only to fall in love with the man hunting him, a man who betrayed her and took her brother off to his presumable execution (I dunno, that's the last we hear of him).

'Act III of Tosca, from Tosca’s entrance' (with bits of Indian Love Call) from Rose Marie

But don't worry though because after a few months of being mentally broken, her lover returns to her and they can live happily ever after, even though he's still responsible for dooming her brother and demonstrably doesn't put her needs first.  Yeah, great.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Musical Monday #133

The theme for May is... losing your mind.  I know, great, right?

(Tell Me I'm Okay) Patrick from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, episode 'Is Josh Free In Two Weeks?'

Monday, 24 April 2017

Musical Monday #132

Just Blew In From The Windy City from Calamity Jane

And so ends my geographically themed April.  See you next Monday!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Musical Monday #131

Good Morning Baltimore from Hairspray

Monday, 10 April 2017

Musical Monday #130

Anatevka from Fiddler On The Roof 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The Revenge Cycle

No one wins.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Musical Monday #129

Can you guess what the theme is for April?

A Rumor In St Petersburg from Anastasia

Monday, 27 March 2017

Musical Monday #128

So to round off this month's 'MOTHERS' theme, here is a musical number that always makes me cry, ever since I was a tiny amoeba person (although not for the song, but the images/what is going on in the story).

Baby Mine from Dumbo

Dumbo might be short and contain a random drug trip sequence, but it's the only good thing to come out of Disney during the war years.  A baby is abused for being different, his mother is locked up unjustly for protecting him, he is ostracized, eventually discovering that what makes him different is what makes him special and strong and he takes revenge on those who have abused him.  All we need now is for all the animals in that circus to take revenge on their human abusers and escape... but maybe in the remake.

So, what I have learned from the Mothers theme this month, (apart from that mothers are disturbingly underrepresented in films/musicals because for some reason everyone is obsessed with their fathers instead) is that mothers of females are evil, controlling monsters and mothers of males are loving, nurturing angels.  So... Freud is alive and well in Hollywood.

What theme shall I use next month?