Monday, August 11, 2008

Somewhere That's Green (I Dream We'll Go)

You chose it and we'll follow Audrey (I)'s deepest wishes. We're going "somewhere that's green" on September 6th for our Musical of the Month celebration.


So prepare your articles / posts / oddities / deconstructions / attacks / tributes regarding Little Shop of Horrors (1986) for publication on Saturday, September 6th.

Whether you want to talk about that Mean Green Muuuther from Outer Space, life on Skid Row, 50s fantasies, sadomasochistic trips to the dentist's office, puppetry on film, doo-whop greek choruses, the rare subgenre of horror musicals, the 80s-ness of Rick Moranis, green thumbs, happy endings, film-to -stage- to-film peculiarities... Little Shop has something for each and everyone of us. It's a lonely oasis in the desert of musicals that was the 1980s. It'll provide you with juicy drops of blood to help your blog post grow.

Get tuned up, witty, carnivorous and creative but be there on September 6th for the virtual sing along. Do right by Ellen Greene after all she did for us here as Audrey and all she's doing for us again on Pushing Daisies. If you're planning to join in let me know.


Jason Adams said...

Damn yes.

StinkyLulu said...

uh huh

Anonymous said...

A matchboooox of our own
A fence
of real chain link....

I hope I'm not the only person who thinks that song is actually very touching and sad.

Vertigo's Psycho said...

You're not, Liz. In this song, the wonderful Ellen Greene really gets across her character's need for a normal life with a loving partner, and I tear up near the end of "Green" ("Far from skid row/I dream we'll go") every time.

Unknown said...

one of my fave films ever, a little and almost perfect gem of dark humor that isn't superficial in any ways, but finds multiple lectures when considering the time it is set in. Hint: JFK is president and a whole nation is about to kill the inocence of the 50's. The mean, green, mother from outer space could very well be a huge metaphor... Damn, I'd like to join, too