Monday, April 24, 2023

An Historical Story ---12/Day 119

Walk: Monday Errands, AMC Kabuki (Chevalier)

Distance: 4.5 miles 

Chevalier presents the story of Joseph Bologne, an 18th century musical genius nearly erased by history.

But, Ciwt left the theater trying to figure how much of the is true.  The amount of costume drama convention in the telling gives the movie a fictional vibe.  This is probably unintentional, but is ongoing and distancingnonetheless. Also here supposedly we have an important historical figure who is just being discovered by historians.  The researchers have barely located some of his handwritten musical scores so it is highly doubtful that they would have uncovered the movie's many intimate details of Bologne's daily life.  Overall Chevalier comes across as a story about an emerging story. 

Also an intriguing, well-acted story.  Kelvin Harrison, Jr's is excellent as Bologne, the score is melodic, and it is always nice to see Paris all dressed up.

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