Thursday, December 27, 2007

Don't play "Lyra" on your lyre

As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to see The Golden Compass this week and wrote an IMDB review of it. Basically, the beginning and ending of the movie were clunky, but the closer you got to the middle, the more entertaining it was. In fact, the very first and very last moments were worst of all. My first moments in the cinema were taken up by some god-awful previews for kiddie movies that are going to come out in the next few months. And then at the end, over the credits, they played a horrendous song called "Lyra," by Kate Bush. Dad and I had to flee the theater, it was so awful.

But you know what song always makes me think of Lyra and His Dark Materials--and is a much better song to boot? "Ray of Light" by Madonna!

"Ray of Light" is upbeat and energetic where "Lyra" is New Age claptrap, and the lyrics make me picture Lyra speeding between the universes on her heroic quest. And hey, the rays of light are kind of like the golden streams of Dust...and the song belongs to that same late-1990s cultural moment as the His Dark Materials trilogy.
She's got herself a universe, gone quickly
For the call of thunder threatens everyone...

Faster than the speeding light, she's flying
Trying to remember where it all began
She's got herself a little piece of heaven
Waiting for the time when earth shall be as one


Ah well, I suppose it's more appropriate for The Subtle Knife or The Amber Spyglass, once Lyra has actually traveled to another universe... Filmmakers, are you listening?

2 comments:

truaxine_blandish said...

Wow, Marissabidilla, what an idiot you are! And you audaciously proclaim your idiocy to the world. That takes even more idiocy! You and your "dad" might have run from the theater during the closing credits of TGC and "Lyra," but that's just telling the world that your dad has as little taste as you.

Oh well, I guess your moron parents never taught you that just because you're clever enough to create a blog account and blather your idiot opinions--"answers" HA!--maybe you shouldn't. Seems you just want to draw attention to what a loser you are, how limited you are in your thinking, and what a slave you are to everything that is vapid, "popular"--do you read TIGER BEAT, honey?--insignificant, and homogenous.

What an ugly brat you are.

Marissa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I regret that this first post you read was not to your liking, and regret that because you and I have different opinions about one piece of music, you are willing to dismiss me so thoroughly. I do write about many subjects, but if you'd looked around a bit more, you'd notice that most of them are unlikely to be featured in TIGER BEAT.