Sunday, March 2, 2008

More nostalgia: Bewitched

You gotta take this with a grain of salt, 'cause I'm one of the few people on the planet who likes the Thunderbirds live-action film ... but I also really like 2005 theatrical Bewitched film. I'd seen it before on an airplane, but Carolyn hadn't, so we watched it on DVD tonight.

Like the live-action Thunderbirds, Bewitched has real affection for its underlying source material, and even uses a few clips from the original series. And it's a wonderful bit of metafiction -- a movie about making a remake of an old TV series. :)

Oh, and the soundtrack is excellent: Steve Lawrence singing the lyrics to the Bewitched TV theme (yes, it has lyrics -- good ones, too); Ella Fitzgerald doing "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead," The Police doing "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic."

Nicole Kidman is adorable, Will Farrell is ... Will Farrell :), Steve Carell totally channels Paul Lynde -- oh, and it's got Stephen Colbert in a small part, plus great work, as always, by Michael Caine. Give it a try! :)

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At June 10, 2009 11:53 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

oh, I love that film! I'm totally frustrated that it was panned by critics.


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