Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hopelessly Devoted

The movie Grease is mostly shot fairly perfunctorily, but 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' is pretty well thought out. It’s mostly one long 2 mins+ shot – nothing fancy, but affecting and intimate. The song itself is another great Farrar composition and Olivia Newton-John's loveliness and splendid voice makes the time and close-up worth the camera’s while. The mind recoils at the thought of the edited and post-produced to death fate that would almost certainly befall such a number in a movie musical today.

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