Sunday, September 06, 2009

Angels in America

Have you seen the 2003 HBO movie "Angels in America"?

It is, simply, sublime. It is brilliantly written, brillantly acted, and brilliantly directed. It is like watching a wonderful play, but on-screen. (I don't go to enough plays -- I am always surprised, when I come out, at the experience.)

It might not really make sense to younger people. The 1980s were a unique time with the start of the worst pandemic in history (that's right -- in history), and the Reagan Administration's despicable handling of the situation (which basically amounted to completely ignoring it).

If you haven't seen this, I recommend that you rent it. Every performance in it is great -- and most actors play more than one part. You won't believe Meryl Streep in one of them.

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