Why the American Musical Theatre Must Have an Aesthetic Morality

The American Musical Theatre needs to have an Aesthetic Morality — because it does not yet have any sort of directional mandate for excellence — other than the annual, presumptive, parade of giving out incestuous Tony and Drama Desk awards to their own for shared masturbatory adoration.

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Misinterpretation in Adaptation: Eminem Messes Up Love the Way You Lie

Adaptation is difficult to get right.  You must honor the original intent of the underlying work while enhancing that work in a new retelling.  Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” is a perfect example of how two adaptations of the song have failed miserably as music videos.  The first culprit is an amateur YouTube video with 2.8 million viewings so far — and the second absconder is: Eminem himself.

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The Dying Artful Adaptation

Adapting one piece of art from one thing into another is a dying craft because too many people believe they are capable of making that transition seamless and artistically irrevocable when they are really only able to serve their own selfish aesthetic.

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