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"Uh he says take me on and then she says no no no because you'll be gone in a day or two so she actually snatches the Aha Song from him and uses those words against him and so You know this became really an exciting exciting way to tell that story. And so what I did was as I looked through these lyrics. And I'm talking about hundreds of pages I was circling things highlighting things and then I started. It'd cutting them up literally cutting them up and putting them on the floor of my office and so I built this conversation that finishes finishes the beat of the scene. Much in the way that you would if you were writing an original song for musical. What's fundamentally different for people who love the movie as much? Yes I do is that it's less of a game in the musical. It is more of a debate. It's an argument and that's eighteen has a lot more agency lyrically than she did. Did in the movie that it's more a battle of equals right I. I'm so glad to hear you say that. Thank you that that was definitely the goal. And you know one of one of the nicest just things that Baz and Creek Pierce and some of the other collaborators from the film set as co screenwriter of correct. Yeah and he they. He said that they could see that. This was coming from a place of love And and it really was because I think that moment is just one of the most legendary moments in in cinema. We're talking Justin Levine about Moulin Rouge the musical. I WANNA play another new sequence In the musical this one features. There's a band that some people might recognize."