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re: SUNSET BOULEVARD lyric question
Posted by: dbdbdb 05:21 pm EDT 05/09/21
In reply to: re: SUNSET BOULEVARD lyric question - sf 04:24 pm EDT 05/09/21

You're right. The knife cuts both ways. And we are more likely to notice the Britishisms. I would argue, however, that in the case of Sunset Boulevard, it points to the show's inability to capture the hard, wisecracking tone of the original screenplay. What I dislike about the musical is the way it softens the film, pressing the audience for tears.
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