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Old 05-10-2005, 02:53 PM   #1
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Macphisto: stroke of genius or lapse of reason?

I'm sure this subject has came up before, but could everyone weigh in on the enigma that was Macphisto?


My vote: stroke of genius. Seeing multiple ZooTV shows, reading Bill Flanagan's "Until the End of the World", and Steve Stockman's "The Spiritual Journey of U2" have given me a great appreciation for him.
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Complete stroke of genius.

And let me add: Breathtaking brilliance. Sheer audacity. Incredible courage. And gold platform shoes to match.
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Genius!!!
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genius

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Definitely a stroke of genius. It's amazing how Bono just melted into that character... It's hilarious listening to all of his phone calls and stuff during the Zooropa shows.
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To me, this question is a no-brainer. I absolutely love the Macphisto segment (including Daddy's Gonna Pay/Lemon) on the Sydney DVD. The only reason I asked is b/c someone was calling Macphisto 'cheesy' on another thread, so I just wanted to see what the consensus was.
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Genius.




and so damn hot too.

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Stroke of genius. The depth of the character is astonishing. It seems the only people who don't like MacPhisto are those who see the white make-up and gold suit and go "OMG THAT'S TACKY!" without taking even a second to consider why Bono is doing what he's doing.
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Lapse of reason.


Totally kidding. But I thought we should add some variety.
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G-nius.

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Genius, and hot in a disturbing way ... at least until his face starts melting off under the stage lights.
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Stroke of genius. The depth of the character is astonishing. It seems the only people who don't like MacPhisto are those who see the white make-up and gold suit and go "OMG THAT'S TACKY!" without taking even a second to consider why Bono is doing what he's doing.
Wow, that's really a compliment coming from someone who doesn't care for the Zoo era.
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Genius.

Except I hated, hated, hated his performance of WOWY on ZooTV Sydney.
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Sheer genius. Indicative of Bono's potential theatrical prowess.
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Genius.

The fallen star.

One of their best concepts of their entire career.
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Very very cool

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Genius. The evolution of the character as described in Flanagan's book is fascinating.
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Stroke of genius! I love how it just took on so much more than just a costume!
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