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New Worlds Review: The Cradle of Civilization – Bill Murray’s elegant, eccentric concert film | Movie theater

by Stewart Cole

Μmaybe you should have been there. There is something outrageous and irresistible in the idea of ​​an old-fashioned cultural evening with music and oral performance. Hollywood legend Bill Murray does literary readings and occasionally sings awkwardly, accompanied by his friends: cellist Jan Vogler and violinist Mira Wang (married to Vogler), with Vanessa Perez on piano. James Fenimor Cooper, Hemingway and James Therber are among those who are being read, and Gershwin and Schubert are among those who are being played.

This is the record of the last night of the world tour of this show on the Acropolis stage in Athens: their elaborate interpretation is a brilliant tribute to the culture itself. It’s an elegant, eccentric night in many ways, and perhaps only Murray’s involvement could have made it or sell tickets. To me, the soundtrack sounded open, so Murray’s vocals were often all but heard against the accompaniment, but maybe it sounded fine live. His song, especially in the shocking Scottish ballads, is heartfelt, though it probably sounds better with one or two glasses of malt under your belt. Occasionally we were near the Florence Foster Jenkins area – the high society’s Meryl Streep. But the moment Murray goes down to the tango with Wang is amazing and rather elegant on the part of both dancers.

The best touch comes after Murray has read Cooper extensively and then admits that the audience may get bored and wonder if it’s too late to go out and get a moussaka. To be honest, this sense of moussaka is never that far away. The uniqueness of the event drives away hunger.

New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization will be released in cinemas on March 22.

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