lowlights from the friday new york times fine arts/leisure section

A Chinese director is preparing an operatic adaptatoin of “Das Kapital” by Karl Marx…1

No, thank you.

Nicholas Cage as an astrophysicist…2

Pass.

…a sequence in which he cuts back and forth between a woman giving birth and a soldier having a limb hacked off…3

Ugh! Hell no!

On a Swedish commuter train she broke into a fearsome improvised dance for an audicence of startled fellow passengers.4

Snigger. Pass.

Interest blooms into camaraderie when the men discover a mutual love of the band Rush…5

Voilà! Finally! Jackpot!

1 From the Arts, Briefly column
2 Film review: Knowing
3 Film review: The Edge of Love
4 Art review: Projects 89: Klara Linden at MoMA
5 Film review: I Love You, Man

11 thoughts on “lowlights from the friday new york times fine arts/leisure section

  1. How about Nicolas Cage as an astrophysicist in an operatic adaptation of Das Kapital gets a limb hacked off by a woman giving birth on a Swedish commuter train?

  2. nick cage…do you need the money THAT badly???oh well…reading your blog often i’ve noticed that you’re a theater buff. me and my wife went to check out a production of orwell’s 1984 last night at the 59e59 theater (btwn park and madison) last night.it’s a very small minimalist production but it was very very good.(imho anyway) disturbing and powerful. without giving too much away the stage layout especially conveys the feeling of always being watched by big brother.i believe tix are still at a preview price of $19.84.worth checking out.if you’re interested. just tought i’d mention it

  3. Jimmy: Occasionally, Mr. Cage wears outrageous, Jesus-like wigs. Take a look at this beauty.DF: He has a Dr. Frankenstein’s monster forehead. Without the jagged scar.Daisy: He was also good in Adaptation.Jason: Yea, I’ve had my eye on that production. I didn’t know the tix were only $19.84! 59e59 is a nice venue. They get a lot of stuff from Britain/Ireland.

  4. adaptation was prob the last nick cage movie i paid to see. an amazing film too! why doesn’t he go for more flicks like this??? i know the bank is in schlock like knowing but like i said earlier… does he need the money THAT badly??? are hair extensions THAT costly???it was me and my wife’s first time at 59e59 and i’d certainly go again. did notice that there was currently some irish and british productions playing there as well.

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