Monday, 16 January 2017

Musical Monday #118

A sweet little romantic number today, that is better or worse for the change from stage show to movie, depending on how you want to look at it.

(You're) Timeless To Me from Hairspray

In the stage show a happily married couple sing a love song, which is refreshingly nice but dramatically not very interesting.  In the film, they have a massive bust-up first, which is a lot more interesting, if perhaps a betrayal of the original sensibility, but then a quick song with no real narrative value is supposed to just wipe that dramatic event clean, so you kind of wonder why they bothered.  Still, you don't get many odes to love from stable and/or mature couples in fiction, so it's still welcome.

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