Oklahoma!

May. 13th, 2015 10:37 pm
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I saw Oklahoma! today. It's on it's 60th anniversary release and it was this month's oldie movie at Cineplex. I was expecting an oldie, somewhat staid, musical. That's not what I got.

Oh, it was a good musical all right, with some good dancing to go with it. It also had:

  • A fair amount of violence.
  • A surprising amount of enjoyable ballet.
  • Casual use of pornography by both cowboys and old ladies.
  • A couple successfully negotiating a polyamorous relationship.
  • A nightmarish dream sequence involving cross-dressers that could have been filmed by Fellini.

    I feel that someone could do a successful version of this movie with the sexual subtext cranked to 11 that would end up being high low comedy.

    For you folks who have no idea why I added the picture above:
  • Date: 2015-05-22 11:58 pm (UTC)
    From: [identity profile] minyata.livejournal.com
    Oooo Ok. I clearly need to re-watch this. I was in a production of Oklahoma in High School, I remember none of this subtext.

    Date: 2015-05-24 05:47 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous)
    By hoping everyone was oblivious to innuendo? I honestly didn't even think of those aspects once during my run in the show.

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