The Boys in the Band

Zero Stars.

Immediate Abu Ghraib for all involved, obviously.

I will be posting a lengthy analysis of this soon, but in the meantime I’ve put together a video (a “study", as I call it) which contrasts scenes from the remake with the original 1970 film by Friedkin in order to better understand Joe Mantello’s and Ryan Murphy’s choices in interpreting Crowley’s landmark text. The premise is simple and the video may come off as unnecessarily long or overly didactic, but I like to think it illuminates my problems with this movie in an amusing and instructive way. If you have the time (and the wherewithal), I encourage you to give it a look. Simply put:

Look how they massacred my Boys.

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