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#1 im4cinema2

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:31 PM

Thanks TopBilled.  I appreciated it.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

After over 500 visits and not one has commented or contributed a story of their own.  Simply take an old Musical classic and push it forward in time after the curtain goes down and speculate what might have occurred.  I know you can do it.

 

Sorry no one replied (yet).

 

I'd probably pick SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. I think Lina Lamont is an interesting character. Maybe we find out she reinvented herself on TV, basically playing herself in a zany sitcom. It's a big hit with audiences. And maybe it's the late 50s, a point when Don and Kathy's movie career has gone into decline, so they take guest roles on Lina's sitcom. They play themselves and come to her for advice on how to reinvent themselves and get their own TV show. It would be funny if Lina ended up having a longer shelf life than Don and Kathy.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:15 PM

After over 500 visits and not one has commented or contributed a story of their own.  Simply take an old Musical classic and push it forward in time after the curtain goes down and speculate what might have occurred.  I know you can do it.


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:28 PM

SOUTH PACIFIC. Over coming her own prejudices Nellie marries Emile and takes to his two children like they were her own.  In fact the couple do have a child of their own, a son called Emile Jr.  Emile's boy and girl grow up and both enter the medical field becoming a doctor and nurse.  Emile Jr. enters a military career.  Emile Jr. becomes involved in the Viet Nam war.  Like Col. Cable, he falls for a Vietnamese girl but he is killed in action.  Emile dies years later of heart attack leaving Nellie to carry on the plantation and visit her many grand children.  Nellie lives to be 92 in 2005.  Oh yes,  Bloody Mary lives to be 100 in the year 2000. Chewing all them beetle nuts.  Stew Pot, the other Gobs and the WACs. go on living quiet civilian lives and their service pensions and fading away in their 80s and 90s..



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

THE MUSIC MAN.  After the curtain falls Prof.Hill and Marian get married.  Her mother helps take care of the children that came after, about six.. Harold Hill establishes himself as band master for the high school while Marian continues as librarian and piano teacher. Amarilis and Winthrop grow up and get married themselves shunning any musical career themselves. Harold Hill dies in the 1950s in his 70s living long enough to see his life made into a musical written by one of his boys in the band named Meredith Wilson.  Marian remained a widow for at least ten years more in the 60's in her 80s.



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Posted 11 June 2016 - 08:46 PM

"OKLAHOMA" Curly and Laurie discover oil under their farm and become very rich and have many children. Will Parker and Ado Annie marry and they also strike it rich with cattle ranching and many children. Ali Hakim the peddler becomes very rich when he becomes the owner of a large department in town. The quiet Oklahoman rural town by the 1930s becomes a bustling city as big as Kansas City. While the depression depletes the fortunes made they all have enough to live comfortably until the end of their lives in the 1950s and 1960s. The characters of Oklahoma do end up happily ever after.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 10:01 AM

:SWEET CHARITY"  After being stood up by Oscar,  Charity with her old reserve intact returns to her dance hall and tells her friends the truth.  While some disown her for lying to them she still has a few who remain loyal. Eventually she does meet someone and ends up being a normal housewife in Queens and happily ever after as the ending indicated.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 09:45 AM

"CAROUSEL"  Julie never marries again since Billy was the only man she ever loved. Her daughter goes off to New York after graduation to try a show business career but fails bitterly and returns home.  She ends up marrying the eldest son of Enoch and Carrie Snow who becomes a doctor.  Enoch and Carrie do become very rich on  herring.  Aunt Nettie is around to help with the grandchildren etc. until she dies.  Jigger finally ends his days in prison.  Julie's daughter gives birth to a boy, named Billy and he grows up to be just like his Grandpa.



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 07:38 PM

I invite Musical fans to provide their own updates to classical musicals after the curtain comes down. For example: OKLAHOMA. Curly and Laurie soon raise a small brood of children with the aide of Aunt Eller as "nanny" . Oil is then discovered on their land and Curly and Laurie become millionaires. Their sons fight in World War Two and their daughters marry into rich families. Will and Ado Annie also become prosperous with Will making it big in cattle ranching. Ali Hakim opens a small shop which grows into a large department store. He then finally has a chain of department stores around the country.




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