Saturday, March 12, 2005
There’s one movie about Orpheus that hasn’t made it onto anyone’s Top 10 List. In fact, the few people who saw it on the big screen in 1980 probably forgot about it as quickly as possible — or tried to. But a cult following grew around The Apple, a glitter-speckled disco opera in which a naive power-ballad singing couple sign a record contract with the devil. Critic Douglas Wolk gives us a tour of the movie from hell.