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re: Try "Love Me Tonight" - it's incredibly witty, funny, tuneful and delightful nm
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Posted by: WaymanWong 02:40 am EDT 08/25/21
In reply to: re: Try "Love Me Tonight" - it's incredibly witty, funny, tuneful and delightful nm - PlayWiz 01:17 am EDT 08/25/21

''There's no Mimi, but it doesn't matter.'' Maybe it doesn't matter to you, but it does to me. I prefer it when characters sing songs that reveal character or comment on their situation. It makes the song more pertinent to the plot. Why does Maurice sing ''Mimi'' if there's no Mimi? He could sing about any girl's name. It seems so arbitrary. It would be like having Tony in ''West Side Story'' singing ''Johanna,'' instead of ''Maria.'' And why would Maurice teach this ''Mimi'' song, off-screen, to others? Why would a trio of aunts be singing about falling for a nonexistent Mimi? ... And yet it seems like there was a simple fix: Why didn't the movie simply rename Jeanette MacDonald's character Mimi? It's not like a lot of energy went into the naming of the lead characters. Maurice Chevalier plays a tailor named Maurice. Jeanette MacDonald plays a princess named Jeanette. ;)

(P.S. As charming as Chevalier can be, his French accent could be frustrating when it came to making out some of his lines and lyrics.)
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