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Monday, May 29, 2006

Did They Fail?!

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I'm watching El Lyla El-Kbera operetta with my quasi-religious aunt, when she sighs "they failed! They couldn't do something similar". She was clearly nostalgic, but it made me think.
Did people really gave up on cinema, theatre, literature etc... for extreme-religion or did the movie-makers, actors, writers, and artists sell out on them?!
Just wondering!

Moved on!


I think it's the fact that the artists have, and continue to, fail at providing anything of quality.

Proof is that like your aunt, there are millions of "quasi-religious" Egyptians who will watch Barakat movies and listen to Abdel Wahab tunes, all while playing lip synch to Qaradawi-like "the arts are the root of moral corruption" ("alFann asl elfasad") statements.

By Anonymous Alb Sayed, at May 29, 2006 5:49 AM  

who failed exactly? i don't get it

didn't u ask her who she meant by said statement?

By Blogger KareemFromEgypt, at May 29, 2006 9:51 PM  

unfortunetly the twice It really makes me Laugh who still believes that egypt is the country of arts "THAT WAS IN THE PAST BUT IN THE FUTURE IT WILL BE THE LAND OF EL ZAHRAWY WEL QURADAWY TOGATHER AND BELIEVE ME THAT IS SOON "

By Blogger yousra, at May 29, 2006 11:40 PM  

Never liked el lela e kebeera, couldn't find anything extraordinary in the words or the music, what always baffled me is that no one agreed with me on that as if it's a taboo to admit that it sucks, same thing goes to lord of the rings, harry potter and finally this week X-men 3 (just a major piece of crap with everyone coming out of the theatre brainwashed into thinking how awesome this thing he just saw was).

By Anonymous Mohamed, at May 30, 2006 11:06 PM  

the problem is in the quality of art given to people not in art itself.. Egypt is not going to be land of Alzawahry or Alqradawy with all my respect to the above comment...even if this what appears on surface...but i still belive that it will be over...( i am old enough to tell you this..and remember the wards of Gamal Bekheet about 3am Batata..which actually describe the immortal egyptian soul)

By Anonymous dermact, at June 03, 2006 2:47 AM  

What's so cool about el lela el kebeera is that the words are very simple but it takes you there! you can see, smell and taste el mowled with the little details he gives, It's brilliant.

Yes I believe Egypt will be the land of Zawahry and Zarkawi very soon, it already is, the majority of the society at least!

By Blogger Egyptian Bet, at June 03, 2006 8:03 AM  

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