NPChloe is the weekly inward musings of one pensive and game-loving feline, Chloe. The words and art below have been ripped directly from her diary and spread out on the internets here for all to see.
Bye Bye Birdie, Grease….how could I top those? Xanadu, that’s how! I looked up Olivia Newton-John’s other work and soon found myself enthralled with this musical rollerskating fantasy. The 1980 film is about an artist, (played by Michael Beck), a former orchestra leader (played by Gene Kelly), and a beautiful muse, one of nine sister muses, played by Olivia herself. It’s a beautiful tale of love and art. The film’s title, Xanadu, refers to Samuel Coleridge’s famous poem, Kubla Khan. The first few lines of which are:
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
Beautiful, isn’t it? Though I think I could hear Bink snickering when he stopped and watched a few minutes with me. He just has no taste, the big blue grump. When I explained to him that Xanadu is the epitome of class and talent, he nearly lost his head laughing so hard! I could even hear him chuckling a little from the other room a whole hour later. Silly kitty, doesn’t know what he’s missing!
I didn’t try to Newton-John myself this time. I just wanted to see what I’d look like in a pair of skates!