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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 10:57:28 AM   
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Yeah, I've nothing against musicals personally. I love Blues Brothers (which is a musical), I've adored Singin' In The Rain since I was five years old and nearly brained myself trying to copy Donald O'Connor's gravity-defying "Make 'em laugh" number. Since getting older I've come to appreciate that film's effortless wit and charm, and it amazes me how fresh and sharp it still seems nearly 60 years later. Jean Hagen as Lena Lemont is one of my favourite comedy performances ever.

I've loved Little Shop of Horrors since I was young, the dark comedy and horror appealing to me more than anything else. So subject matter and humour definitely matter to me. But I understand why some people have little patience with musicals, especially ones that are just too grand and self-indulgent. Films like Sound of Music and Moulin Rouge just annoy the hell out of me, the former for its cheesiness, the latter for its over-abundance of eccentricity which, while arguably well-suited to the musical format, just got on my tits. Rocky Horror got that balance right, in my opinion. Burton's Sweeney Todd was very good, I thought, maybe because it didn't shy away from the horror. But so-called "modern musicals" like Step-Up and High School Musical just seem to be populated by vacuous twats, and for me that's a greater problem than the singing and dancing. Hell, one of my favourite actors of all time, James Cagney, was a dancer. Although, ironically, I do find "Yankee Doodle Dandy" - his famous musical - fairly unbearable.

So I will definitely give Les Mis a whirl when it arrives on blu-ray. The live singing and the singing dialogue moments - those without any musical accompaniment - certainly intrigue me. Plus I want to see if Russell is half as bad as people are saying.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 11:08:50 AM   
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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

Yeah, I've nothing against musicals personally. I love Blues Brothers (which is a musical), I've adored Singin' In The Rain since I was five years old and nearly brained myself trying to copy Donald O'Connor's gravity-defying "Make 'em laugh" number. Since getting older I've come to appreciate that film's effortless wit and charm, and it amazes me how fresh and sharp it still seems nearly 60 years later. Jean Hagen as Lena Lemont is one of my favourite comedy performances ever.

I've loved Little Shop of Horrors since I was young, the dark comedy and horror appealing to me more than anything else. So subject matter and humour definitely matter to me. But I understand why some people have little patience with musicals, especially ones that are just too grand and self-indulgent. Films like Sound of Music and Moulin Rouge just annoy the hell out of me, the former for its cheesiness, the latter for its over-abundance of eccentricity which, while arguably well-suited to the musical format, just got on my tits. Rocky Horror got that balance right, in my opinion. Burton's Sweeney Todd was very good, I thought, maybe because it didn't shy away from the horror. But so-called "modern musicals" like Step-Up and High School Musical just seem to be populated by vacuous twats, and for me that's a greater problem than the singing and dancing. Hell, one of my favourite actors of all time, James Cagney, was a dancer. Although, ironically, I do find "Yankee Doodle Dandy" - his famous musical - fairly unbearable.

So I will definitely give Les Mis a whirl when it arrives on blu-ray. The live singing and the singing dialogue moments - those without any musical accompaniment - certainly intrigue me. Plus I want to see if Russell is half as bad as people are saying.


He really isn't.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 1:51:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Whistler

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Plus I want to see if Russell is half as bad as people are saying.


He really isn't.


He really is.


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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 2:42:36 PM   
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Plus I want to see if Russell is half as bad as people are saying.


He really isn't.


He really is.



He really isn't.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 4:15:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: horribleives


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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown

Plus I want to see if Russell is half as bad as people are saying.


He really isn't.


He really is.



He really isn't.


He reall... This could go on a bit, eh?


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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 4:16:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq


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ORIGINAL: horribleives


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ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

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ORIGINAL: Whistler

quote:

ORIGINAL: DancingClown

Plus I want to see if Russell is half as bad as people are saying.


He really isn't.


He really is.



He really isn't.


He reall... This could go on a bit, eh?



It really could.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 4:17:50 PM   
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I liked Les Mis.

Didn't have a talking carnivorous plant in it though. That's the benchmark for musicals.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 5:36:57 PM   
SwozTheRevenge


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RE: Men & Musicals - 15/1/2013 5:43:20 PM   
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I noticed in Readers Reviews that some of the posts were along the lines of "I'd rather cut my own fucking legs off", so I was just wondering if any non-musical fans have been converted, put off, intrigued, etc by the high praise/backlash heaped upon Les Miserables.


Nope. I will never be converted to muscials. I don't do singing and dancing, t'is not my thing and never will be. Visually it looks pretty cool but all the singing will ruin anything good that might be going on...

I would rather watch it than cut my own fucking legs off though. Probably.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 11:19:52 AM   
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I like Sound of Music, Greece and countless other films I probably shouldn't admit to in an open forum.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 1:09:23 PM   
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Where does this shame in liking a particular genre of film stem from? It baffles me.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 4:17:23 PM   
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Where does this shame in liking a particular genre of film stem from? It baffles me.

The changing room.

Not specifically films I mean, just "girly" stuff in general. It was bad enough people knowing I was a Star Wars fan when I was in school, if they knew I was fond of Cabaret I'd have been towel whipped senseless.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 4:24:54 PM   
OPEN YOUR EYES

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: SwozTheRevenge

Tommy
Hair
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Cannibal: The Musical
Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Dancer In The Dark
Memories Of Matsuko

All brilliant, all in my top 30 films.


What,no Blues Brothers.

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 4:48:56 PM   
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Argh!! Of course!!

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 6:21:36 PM   
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I have a deep hatred for Grease( got there in the end).This is primarily down to my Drama school teacher who would play said Film atleast once a week in drama class.
I can almost see her happy,gormless face gorping at the screen while singing along to its happy melodies and sickening charm.
I hated that woman,she hated me and I hated that film.

< Message edited by OPEN YOUR EYES -- 18/1/2013 11:15:54 PM >

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 6:26:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

I have a deep hatred for Greece.



Racist.


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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 7:18:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: OPEN YOUR EYES

I have a deep hatred for Greace.This is primarily down to my Drama school teacher who would play said Film atleast once a week in drama class.
I can almost see her happy,gormless face gorping at the screen while singing along to its happy melodies and sickening charm.
I hated that woman,she hated me and I hated that film.


Still wrong

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RE: Men & Musicals - 18/1/2013 11:10:48 PM   
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I just saw Les Mis for the second time and I loved it even more. Cried my eyes out.

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