Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon: Musical challenge

Fizzy Thoughts Musical challenge is to post a song that reminds you of the read-a-thon, or that you love to read to, or that makes you think of a particular book.

Inspired by what entertainment means in the essay I just read

Trickster in a Suit of Lights:

Thoughts on the Modern Short Story
by Michael Chabon - my review

I present a ditty from one of my top favorite movies:

Spectacular Spectacular
from Moulin Rouge (2001) movie



Zidler:
Spectacular, Spectacular
No words in the vernacular
Can't describe this great event
You'll be dumb with wonderment
Returns are fixed at ten percent
You must agree, that's excellent
And on top of your fee

All:
You'll be involved artisticly....

Chorus:
So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty years
So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty years

Various:
Elephants!

Bohemians!

Indians!

and courtesans!

Acrobats!

and juggling bears!

exotic girls!

fire eaters!

Muscle men, contortionists
Intrigue, danger,

Tolouse:
and romance

All:
Electric lights, machinery
Oh, the electricity!

So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty years
So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty... years....

Spectacular, Spectacular
No words in the vernacular
Can describe this great event
You'll be dumb with wonderment

The hills are alive, with the sound of music

So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty years
So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty years

Duke:
Yes, but what happens in the end?

Christian:
*cough*
The courtesan and sitarman
are pulled apart by an evil plan

Satine:
But in the end she hears his song

Christian:
And their love is just too strong...

Duke:
It's a little bit funny
this feeling inside

All:
So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty years

Christian:
The sitar player's secret song
helps flee the evil one
Though the tyrant rants and rails
It is all to no avail.

Zidler:
I am the evil maharaja
You will not escape

Satine:
Oh Harold, no one could play him like you could!

Zidler:
No one's going to.

All:
So exciting
Will make them laugh, will make them cry
So delighting

Duke:
And in the end should someone die?

All:
So exciting
The audience will stomp and cheer
So delighting
It will run for fifty... years...

Duke:
Generally I like it.


*Ewan McGregor ;-D

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the great job! It looks like you are having a ton of fun!

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