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margee

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2006, 10:06:17 AM »
TV Shows: (in no particular order)
Futurama
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
King of the Hill
The British version of The Office (it's soooo much funnier)
The British Coupling (regularly has me in tears)
Veronica Mars ("Dream on, Jumpstreet.")
Due South
Northern Exposure

and I'm sure there are many more

Books:
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Anything by Douglas Adams (Hitchiker's Guide etc)
Bridget Jones' Diary & The Edge of Reason (it also had my crying from laughing so hard)(I'm sure guys wouldn't get it)

Movies/Plays:
The Importance of Being Earnest
Wit by Margaret Edson (play, not the movie - the movie's greatest flaw is that it failed to communicate the humor effectively)
Austin Powers
Wayne's World
Ella Enchanted (it's so VERY clever)


that's all that comes to mind right now, though I'm sure there is more.

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2006, 10:12:31 AM »

Wit by Margaret Edson (play, not the movie - the movie's greatest flaw is that it failed to communicate the humor effectively)


When I was in high school my entire english 11 class was brought to see Wit at a local theatre. Knowing the subject matter I was terrified that it would be very hard for me to watch as my mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer only a few weeks before then (she is fine now) but it actually ended up helping me. The humor is incredibly intelligent and sharp. If anyone hasn't seen it; I would definitely recommend it.

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2006, 10:32:31 AM »
Oh, I forgot about Best in Show -- and their others are hilarious, too: Mighty Wind, Waiting for Guffman, and Spinal Tap (same crowd). These are GREAT!!
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margee

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2006, 01:08:03 PM »
I take every opportunity available to plug Wit :D

I directed it for my senior project in UG, so it's pretty close to my heart.

margee

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2006, 09:58:42 AM »
Have you seen it or just read it?

Sadly, I have never seen it on stage.  I've only seen the movie, which I didn't particularly enjoy. 

I did a monologue from it my sophomore year and immediately decided it HAD to be my directing project :D.

It always makes me sad when people say things like, "Why would I want to watch someone die for two hours?"  Really, if you feel like you were watching her die for two hours, the director (or the actress, or both) got it SERIOUSLY wrong.

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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2006, 01:29:37 PM »
Dueces Take Em cultural maturity > Nixlimited

I still hate plays.
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margee

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2006, 01:47:09 PM »
No, I saw the original production.  Rediculously good.  Though I did have someone with me say "Oh my God, I had no idea I'd have to see some old naked lady at the end."  Needless to say, I have yet to take her to a play again, haha!


I'm so jealous, I would love to have seen the original production!

 :D re: old naked lady


I haven't read the Pillowman, perhaps I should look into it.

I've only seen two things at the Alley, and one of them was bad enough that I have no desire to ever go there again :-\ 

margee

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2006, 01:55:43 PM »
Oh, I've seen LOADS of crap at the Alley.  And by crap, I mean stinking, heaping piles of sh!t.  But for every 7 bad ones, I've seen 1 really kick ass play.  I basically just wait to hear the reviews before I show up there, haha!

 :D  Good to know it's not just me.



please.  You guys would love pillowman.  it's probably one of the bloodiest plays ever.  It's set in a police state, and these two brothers are being interrogated for these murders.  One of them writes these childrens stories that always end in the kids being mutilated and killed, and somehow someone's been going around doing copy-cats of the sick stories.  And you watch the murders happen on stage, in (so I've heard) amazingly graphic displays.  

Hmmm... and why do I want to read this again?

(j/k)

margee

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2006, 02:08:18 PM »
 :D

well, I suppose the only way to find out is to read it.  Besides, what else am I going to do for three weeks?

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Re: I promise I won't get serious on you...
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2006, 02:09:17 PM »
:D

well, I suppose the only way to find out is to read it.  Besides, what else am I going to do for three weeks?

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