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This video essay is desperately trying to explain cats



  Taylor Swift as a cat. Cataylor Swift.

Taylor Swift as a cat. Cataylor Swift.
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In the not too distant past, Cats was the most fascinating and confusing thing we have ever seen. Tom Hoo ppers wildly unnecessary and just plain wild adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webb about cats longing for the sweet embrace of death is a profound, overwhelming disaster . It raises many questions. Namely what? and why?

Well-known video essayist and YouTuber Lindsay Ellis tries to answer these questions in her new video: "Why is Cats ? “It is a one-hour treatise on the modern film musical, the original stage show and the bizarre and endlessly entertaining decisions that Hooper and his staff made when adapting to the big screen. As a warning, this video includes watching a lot of footage from the film Cats . Sometimes that's worrying.

I'm not entirely sure I came out of this video to understand Cats better than before. But I understood more why people love it, in spite of its weirdness and absolute train unhappiness. It is a pleasure to find the best and watch what you can imagine. But honestly, I think looking at these special effects for the duration of this video made me sick.


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