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Offline GillE

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« on: August 04, 2018, 00:31 »
If you see just one film this year, make it Mamma Mia!  Here We Go Again.

It's even better than the first film and anyone who can make it to the end without crying just isn't human (to paraphrase Mark Kermode - who was dead right).
There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.

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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 09:13 »
I never saw the first one.  Not really my kind of thing.
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 10:34 »
I've been forced to watch the first one several times and I really really hate it.  I have always considered Meryl Streep to be the worst actress in the world along with Hugh Grant being the worst actor.  Mrs Clive is looking forward to dragging me along to see Mama Mia II.   :woot:
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 19:26 »
Sorry, but I'd rather eat worms and die.   :ack:

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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 03:17 »
Loosen up!  I can listen to Yes, The Stranglers, Jacqueline du Pres, The Selector, Pink Floyd and Queen quite happily, not necessarily thinking it would be the music of my choice but still appreciative of what it is and immersing myself into its qualities.  Heck, I can even bear Cliff Richard (if only the early stuff).

Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were very skilled songsmiths who could capture a zeitgeist.  Like their work, the films may appear to be superficial, contrived and banal but when you look at the arrangements and sentiments you see something much more evocative.  Abba's music couldn't have lasted as long as it has if there had not been something substantial to it.

You're not teenagers any more, trying to impress the cool dudes with your knowledge of Hendrix and Clapton and your rejection of anything else.  It's okay to let go of the 'worthy' music for a while and imerse yourselves in something else.  Try it - you might find it touches parts of your soul that other music can't reach.  If it doesn't, well, I refer to my earlier quotation of Mark Kermode  ;).
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 10:07 »
It's not Abba I don't like, it's musicals in general.   :ack:
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 10:59 »
It's not Abba I don't like, it's musicals in general.   :ack:

I'm afraid I agree with you Simon, Mrsdaveeb tried to drag me along to MM2 but for once I managed to resist and she went with my daughter instead.
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2018, 11:12 »
Well done Dave!  I'm a huge Abba fan, always have been.  I just think that the musicals they've built on their backs are a complete insult to their truly astonishing musical skills.  I was a fan in 1974 and have remained loyal even when it was considered insane to like them. 
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 15:10 »
I must confess, I loathe musicals too.
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 15:29 »
Well done Dave!  I'm a huge Abba fan, always have been.  I just think that the musicals they've built on their backs are a complete insult to their truly astonishing musical skills.  I was a fan in 1974 and have remained loyal even when it was considered insane to like them. 

Agree completely with all of that  :thumb:

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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2018, 00:26 »
Actually, these worms aren't that bad. :yawn:
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Re: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2018, 09:35 »
 ;D
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