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Loves Music, Loves to Dance (2001)

When the best friend of talk-show producer Darcy Scott is murdered while preparing a report about internet dating, Darcy sets out to discover who the killer is, convinced it's one of the men her pal met online.

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When the best friend of talk-show producer Darcy Scott is murdered while preparing a report about internet dating, Darcy sets out to discover who the killer is, convinced it's one of the men her pal met online.

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When Shona is talking to Darcy about topics for the show, as she walks away she says (to the group of men she is going to talk too) "Mr. Grosso! Mr. Jacobson!"( Those are the names of the actual producers of the movie itself. See more »

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Good book, bad movie
21 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was honestly surprised someone said Loves Music Loves to Dance was one of Clarke's weaker novels. I thought it was one of her best. The who done it cliffhanger was executed to perfection, there are plenty enough curveballs thrown to keep you guessing. The characters are much more believable and compelling.

However, this movie was far inferior. Key characters who made the plot much more interesting were left out, most notably a couple of men who could have easily been the killer themselves, along with the man who it actually turns out to be. Its not nearly as obvious who the killer is in the book. Even many of the characters who were included were changed from the novel, sometimes in unappealing ways. Even the villain himself is far more compelling and far more dangerous in the novel.

I won't go into all the differences between the novel and the movie, there is no room or time. But don't let this third rate film discourage you from reading the book if you haven't. Its much better. Pass the film up.

All of Clarke's books with the possible exception of While My Pretty One Sleeps were done poorly on the screen. Its ashame because I feel all of them could have been good box office films in competent hands, including Loves Music Loves To Dance. I would like to see them redone someday by more competent directors and screenwriters. Doubt it though.


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