Musicals that DESPERATELY need to be remade...
Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:16 PM
QUIXOTE- Brian Stokes Mitchell
SANCHO- Mandy Patinkin
ALDONZA- Audra McDonald.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:14 PM
I am not familiar with Pinky and the Brain, but in any event, it was rather sad to see such charismatic actors as O'Toole and Sophia Loren stuck in such a joyless effort. They deserved better, and so did audiences.
Hopefully, a new version of this great musical is not an impossible dream.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:56 PM
Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:11 PM
> I also did not realize that "South Pacific" had been remade. Perhaps you were thinking of a TV version a few seasons ago with Glenn Close?
Huh? "Perhaps"? I *said* it was the TV version with Glenn Close. I even included a photo!! Just because a film is made for television, doesn't negate it as a film. It's still a film. In fact, it was shown in theaters, in other countries. It's remains a remake of the original film, regardless where it was shown.
As for Harry Connick singing Rodgers and Hammerstein, I thought he was awful. He was the one thing I thought would be good, and I didn't like him at all. I'll stick with John Kerr being dubbed by Bill Lee.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:01 PM
Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?
I think so, Brain, but why would Sophia Loren want to do a musical?
A worthy canundrum, Pinky.
I also agree that some of the best musicals to be made were on TV. The TV version of Annie was a far better film than the original, which had the planet's worst Annie. Even though the film's cast was better it dragged and was miserable to watch. I also greatly enjoyed the recent TV "Once Upon a Mattress", though they cut too many things.
And though I would agree that the TV version of South Pacific was terrible, it wasn't terrible on every level--Harry Connick Jr singing R&H songs was great. But other than that...... shudder.....
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:02 PM
I do agree on *Camelot*, which really should have been better. The same for *Man of La Mancha*, which just didn't do justice to the stage musical.
A long time ago, they were talking about an animated adaptation of *Cats*, a project which I guess was abandoned when they put out a DVD of the Broadway version. I do wish they'd reconsider making it as an animated movie.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:18 PM
There's been some talk of remaking *My Fair Lady*, and I welcome that. I hate the original film, for all sorts of reasons.
Posted 27 March 2009 - 02:47 PM
ATTENTION HOLLYWOOD: PLease remake these musicals:
Guys and Dolls (with SINGERS this time, and a screenplay that doesn't stink)
Camelot (with, again, a SINGING Guenivere, and not so 70s)
South Pacific (Mitzi Gaynor---ick---and those filters and the cheezy acting--it's the director's fault)
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