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On 2007-09-29 00:18, paisa23 wrote:
Not to Hijack but if we are talking about this. I trully feel that RENT the movie did a fantastic job. Now I saw the second cast on Broadway and found a whole new love for Musicals, but the move did very well with capturing it to film. But I do not expect Tim Burton to do the same. I feel a very errie adaptation of this.


You are right. Both RENT and HAIRSPRAY have done wonderful jobs of adapting themselves to the screen. But it is rare (in the case of RENT) to see something stay as faithful as they did _and_ keep (I think) the original cast _and_ actually be successful! The only other case I can think of is "1776," which used much of the original cast and tried to stay faithful to the stage production. I love the movie, but I'm aware it's "stagy" and stilted.

Do you think there's any chance of WICKED making it to the screen and will they be able to pull it off? (Since WICKED was produced largely by a movie studio, I imagine there has to be plans to film it at some point.)
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My Dear Mr. Garland,

We show Sweeney Todd to our ninth grade American English students every October as an introduction to opera and the industrial age.

We fell to our knees and wept when we first discovered the GS painting in Chicago while singing from Sunday in the Park on the way up the steps and into the room....had no prior idea it was there. Students were impressed and we joyfully tearfully explained why we were so moved.

We are very much looking forward to the new film production as well.

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I like the 'Rent' knockoff in Team America. Very funny stuff.

Having seen many stage musicals in all their power it is surprising how well many turn into moving films. Must be the respect shown to the stage from really creative folks behind the cameras. My favorites include 'Oklahoma' (I thought the film was actually better than the stage show I saw)...'Evita' excellent direction and Madonna was terrific (go ahead and groan).

Burton is awful quirky and rather prone to redirect things toward the wacky but Sweeny should be pretty interesting though I understand MUCH music and songs were cut from the script (according to Sondhiem) as the cut he saw was just an hour and 45 minutes. (Doesn't sound right does it.)

I saw a stage production of the touring Bwy cast of Fiddler On The Roof that was outstanding but still the performance of Topol is hard to match just like George Hearn will be difficult to replace as Todd. I think many will see Jack Sparrow with Barber Chair but it will get my money anyway.

One interesting note (to me anyway)...I never got into (at all) the Sound Of Music. Can't get through it. BUT I did see a production on stage that was a mind blower...the show was stopped DEAD...lights came up as the heavily armed uniformed Nazi's (Flags flying) marched (Goose stepped) down the aisles and took over the theater... intimidating and roughing up the the cast and the audience...shouting in German, weapons pointed. The cast was rounded up and marched out of the theater. Lights fade to Intermission.

Holy crap. (literally)
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Doug, that reminds me of the production of HENRY V done by friends ALL OVER the grounds of a church that was once a private mansion with hills, thickets, outbuildings, garden walls, acres of it - the audience was moved all over the place, never sitting, sometimes having to hustle or even jog from place to place each scene, and it actually added to the effect that you might arrive at the next scene a minute late. Visionary and utterly magical.

And I still think - Johnny Depp as Sweeney? Why not just go ahead and cast Jim Carrey and abandon all hope?
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Now THAT would be a Henry the 8th!!! I love that concept except the jogging part...that would be the one time I'd rent the Power Chair.
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On 2007-09-29 20:54, rossmacrae wrote:
And I still think - Johnny Depp as Sweeney? Why not just go ahead and cast Jim Carrey and abandon all hope?


I disagree. If anybody can make this work with the proper mix of creepy atmosphere and gory thrills, it'll be Burton and Depp.
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http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809834155/video/4367764

Above: The Trailer. Cinematography looks outrageous. Depp as usual looks INTO it.
Will be there. Smile
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This looks supremely creepy. Excellent!
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On 2007-10-04 19:23, Doug Higley wrote:
Depp as usual looks INTO it.

Yeah, maybe he can act it - but (as the trailer briefly demonstrates) he can't sing, he doesn't even have a decent voice to sing with.
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I love the original. Lansbaury and Hearn did a fabulous jobs but I feel that Depp and Carter will do well also.

Nothing can beat the original theatrics of Sondhiems creation.

But I feel Burton will do a wonderful job and give it that Burton twist that we all love and adore.

Can't wait to see it.

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The web site was updated with sound clips now. He sounds pretty good- SHE does not. Oy.
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Maybe I'm just old and out of touch, but every one of Depp's performances seem "ironic" in the modern sense - meaning they all have that Adam-West-like "I'm really just having fun with this, watch me smirk" quality.

Whatever happened to straight-ahead acting, and owning the character you get paid to portray?
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I was just reading about the new Depp version yesterday, in Cracked's list of the 8 Manliest Musicals.
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Johnny Depps voice sounds weak, I've shown my whole family the videos of the 1982 Broadway version and they totally dig 'em man! My 8yr old son came home from school the other day and the first thing he did was watch the videos on youtube...hehehehe, kids. Smile
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On 2007-12-04 11:31, rossmacrae wrote:
Maybe I'm just old and out of touch, but every one of Depp's performances seem "ironic" in the modern sense - meaning they all have that Adam-West-like "I'm really just having fun with this, watch me smirk" quality.

Whatever happened to straight-ahead acting, and owning the character you get paid to portray?


I see the irony you're talking about in Capt. Jack Sparrow and Willie Wonka, not so much in his Don Juan Demarco or in his Icabod Crane (although it was a tough stretch changing Crane from a gawky school teacher to the beginnings of what we would now understand as a forensic detective! And still make him massively superstitious at the same time!)
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"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
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On 2007-12-04 11:31, rossmacrae wrote:
Maybe I'm just old and out of touch, but every one of Depp's performances seem "ironic" in the modern sense - meaning they all have that Adam-West-like "I'm really just having fun with this, watch me smirk" quality.

Whatever happened to straight-ahead acting, and owning the character you get paid to portray?


I see the irony you're talking about in Capt. Jack Sparrow and Willie Wonka, not so much in his Don Juan Demarco or in his Icabod Crane (although it was a tough stretch changing Crane from a gawky school teacher to the beginnings of what we would now understand as a forensic detective! And still make him massively superstitious at the same time!)


Agreed. And I thought Depp's Aberline in From Hell was very straight ahead.

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Well, he's never going to be the original "Sweeny," but at least we see here that he's not trying to "talk" his way through the part.


http://www.ifilm.com/video/2914500?cmpni......=2914500
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