Tonight I went to see the film the Singing Detective. In spite of the fact that it received lame reviews, it was good! I went with a professor of film and a historian and we all thought it was a good film although a bit rough in spots. For example, the first dance/song number could have been a bit later in the plot. But the ways in which the plot wove in an out of the fiction of the writer, the story of the writer's disease, and the song sequences was beautiful, it was touching in the way an opera brings you directly into an emotion. two thumbs up!