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Always thought that I'd be an opossum - Diary of a Necromancer
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Always thought that I'd be an opossum
When I was little, we lived in a high-rise that had an ancestral version of cable tv, an extra channel limited to the building, and much like modern premium channels it tended to have a couple of movies that it beat into the ground on a regular basis. One of these was the film version of Jesus Christ Superstar, which I'm listening to from the other room at this very moment.

When I was little, I somehow managed to acquire the unshakable impression that, since the actor who plays Jesus doesn't appear in the reboarding-the-bus shot to wrap up the film's framing-story of a theatre troupe who have been presenting this show, that the framing narrative was about the troupe having gotten carried away with their show and actually murdered their actor. And it took re-watching this movie as an adult to work out that that wasn't really what was going on.

When I was little, I was evidently just as weird as I am now.

Also, when I was little, it was the Seventies, and I would dearly love to have a film-night to show JCS, Sleeper, and possibly A Clockwork Orange, just to see how long all you young'n's could make it through the costuming and set-design of the period before the contact high set in. (And anyone who made it through all three without cracking would have to sit through The Wiz, which is where the trip goes extremely south.) Ah, if only I had a decent-sized telly and somewhere for people to sit...


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saganth From: saganth Date: December 3rd, 2010 04:17 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I just watched Sleeper yesterday! Only Woody Allen film I like, except maybe for Radio Days.
off_coloratura From: off_coloratura Date: December 3rd, 2010 10:08 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Wait, that's not what happened?
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