Cinema: Black Hole

GREASE

Directed by Randal Kleiser

Screenplay by Bronte Woodard

Even in 1972, when it was brand-new on Broadway (where it is still doing good business), Grease managed to look engagingly tattered and funky. It was like an old yearbook in the carton of high school memorabilia we all keep stored somewhere in the back of our lives. But there was nothing static in the show's evocation of '50s style and slang. It moved, man, to the solid beat of a score that was capable, on occasion, of affectionately parodying the emerging rock sound of that era. Grease was a marvelous entertainment, mostly because it...

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