Burlesque On Carmen

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Maybe not the funniest, but the silly-walks, patty-cakes, hairy-eyeballs, and Ali-shuffle make this a catalog of creative nuttiness.

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Carmen [1915]

“Carmen For Dummies”, completely ditches character development. Instead of the tortured soul of Don José, we just get a handsome-but-lifeless-turned-pissed-off Don Juan. Instead of marveling at the fiery young willful beauty of Carmen, we're left to assume that all the young dudes have the hots for an ordinary-looking 33-year-old (who looks over 40) simply because she's the only dame in town putting out. In place of character, we get extended realistic fight scenes - better than the average Western or swashbuckler. In short, a Carmen suitable for an American audience.