Redemption, second chances, and the healing power of love are the themes in the COMPLETELY SUNG musical extravaganza "Art Thief Musical!" A sexy, cat-suit-wearing burglar named Clarity ...
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Redemption, second chances, and the healing power of love are the themes in the COMPLETELY SUNG musical extravaganza "Art Thief Musical!" A sexy, cat-suit-wearing burglar named Clarity meets and falls in love at first sight, with a lonely museum custodian Salvation. Fate brings them together, but do they possess the strength to take it to the next step? They've made their choices in life, but are they bound by the repercussions of those choices? She is wanted by the police. He has nothing to give her. But somehow it all ends up okay...Written by
My experience with this film is an interesting one, as I stumbled across the film's website months before I was able to see the film. All of Art Thief Musical!'s music is there for the listening on the website, and I must admit I got hooked on it before seeing anything. Andrew Kaiser's melodies are fun, catchy and well thought-out; themes blend well into each other for an overall sense of coherency and completeness that enabled me to feel a comfortable and well-planned plot arc without ever viewing the film! Mr. Lau's lyrics are just the right combination of serious introspection and playfulness, and at all times poignant. Don't be fooled by lines like "just sit the bar, girl, and wait for me/I'll be right back; I need to go pee"--this is hardly lousy writing; in fact I get the feeling that Mr. Lau is a writer who, although obviously possessing an impressive command of the English language and how to craft it well, isn't afraid to be a little silly sometimes. It is quite refreshing in an industry where people can take themselves far too seriously far too often.
When I finally did see the film itself, I was even more impressed. Great imagination and vision created the vivid scenes, especially the "casino" scene and the art museum. I applaud the use of symbolism in several scenes--the message registers and you know it's there, but it is tastefully subtle.
Excellent student film. Fun for all ages, and there's something for everyone. Suspense, violence, romance, a daring caper, and all set to music--who could ask for more?
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