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Putting Stage Musicals On Screen Is A Risky Enterprise
Charles Isherwood: "[Rock of Ages
] both had me wincing more often than I laughed. The dispiriting part is trying to keep intact in your memory file the delight you took in the material onstage when it has been so thoroughly flattened onscreen - to say nothing of trying to explain its allure to people who saw only the movie version. How many ways can you say, 'You kind of had to be there'?"
The New York Times 09/13/12
Posted September 14, 2012 12:44 AM
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