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Does anyone else not want rehearsal shots, tweets and pics from the set, the recording studio for new films like ITW and AOC?

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Bettyboy72
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Is it just me? I prefer to return to a simpler time where the movie gets made and then the marketing starts. I like some surprises and a little mystery. I dont need daily pics of Anna Kendrick acting like a goof on set, clips from the set, scenes from the recording studio, etc. Just make the film, leave some mystique and release it and market it when its ready. By the time things come out Im over them.
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I'm with you betty. Unfortunately, in today's age of immediate gratification and self masturbatory attitudes, people like N2N Nate. / broadway guy crave it. They can't get enough of it.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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I just opened the site, saw those pictures, and thought the same exact thing.
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I choose not to click the links and look at them. Works for me.
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Jordan Catalano
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It's just a new way to do what's been done since the old MGM days. Begin the scenes/promotional things were shown in the newsreels back then. Luckily, of you don't want to see behind the scenes pictures you just have to not click the links to see them.
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JoeKv99
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Does ANYONE have the menu from lunch on the set of ITW today? I've heard "pasta" from EW and Daily Beast reported five people requested "Gluten Free" but does that mean they got something different? Or was all the pasta gluten free? And what KIND of pasts? I'm picturing fusili but who knows- it could be taglaitelle for all I know!
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N2N Nate.
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Yes and No. I want an element of surprise when I watch it for the first time. I don't want to fall into the trap of watching and over analyzing every single photo/video the actors and marketing team put out. Hard to resist though..
So Lauren Bacall me, anything goes! *wink*
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millie_dillmount
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I don't mind the occasional picture/video of a rehearsal, but I don't need daily candid or posed pictures of people on set from news sites. Usually I don't click.
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millie_dillmount
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Okay I clicked the one of Lilla Crawford. The picture is a selfie and could have been taken anywhere. Anything to be the first to post something "exclusive"!
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
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best12bars
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Don't click the links.

It's as simple as that.

Or go back to the nursing home where you don't have to wonder what the lunch menu will be.
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Bettyboy72
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I'm not in a nursing home and its not just links. It's all the TV news magazines, E!, etc. You can't even ignore things anymore unless you unplug completely.

"It's as simple as that." Shag off besty.
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best12bars
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Unplug completely, then.
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I don't unplug completely and I don't get inundated with it. I don't visit those kind of sites, just for that reason. I enjoy info, but don't need to SEE everything before I see the film.

It's not really that hard to avoid it if you don't want to see it.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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OperaBwayLover
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What everyone else is saying. If you don't want to see it/hear it, don't click on the link.
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willep
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I didn't know everyone involved was a superstar! I must have missed them hitting that status, cause thats what they are all referred to as in the articles.
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Yes, thank you for asking, Bettyboy. I avoid the ITW minutia, but man are they gonna play that thing out before it's released.
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JoeKv99
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OK i found it it was Cavateppi (Special report on Access Hollywood) with chicken pomodoro. The Gluten-free folks got the chicken over a gluten free orzo. (I DO NOT know which performers got gluten-free but I've got my suspicions.
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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broadwaydevil
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Betty, we're very much in agreement.

While I agree with the whole, "don't click on the sentiment" it is annoying when the news above the message board are half-filled with links to pictures of Billy Magnussen at a football match and Lilla Crawford selfies.

As someone who often only checks BWW once a day during busy months, it's harder to skim the lines and read actual Broadway news I may have missed.
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PalJoey
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It's not the best use of social media. Social media marketing works best when there is a "reveal" of information that creates a burst of excitement tied (in any of a number of ways) to the opening or the on-sale date.

But to use social media the way your annoying cousin uses it on her trip to Puerto Vallarta--to journal or report on endless inconsequential details--is totally enervating and destroys the excitement they think they're building.
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tazber
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I think if their going to bother releasing pics and teases they should be well thought out and, well, tease.

As in making people curious and/or excited.

Annie in a citibike commercial or Little Red showing a selfie is just lame, lazy, and leads to overexposure.

I doubt there is anyone who saw QW on that bike and thought "OMGOMGOMG!!! I can not wait for this movie!!!"

....but the world goes 'round
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henrikegerman
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I want the experience of watching this film to be completely fresh. So much so that I have hired Lacuna, Inc. to erase all my ITW memories from the OBC on.

I recommend that everyone else do the same.

Join with me in the Eternal Sondheim of the Spotless Mind!
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Rumpelstiltskin
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I wish it were as easy as avoiding the links. There must be some psychological term to describe the simultaneous desire to know nothing and the need to know at least as much as the other guy.
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Joviedamian
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I agree with Betty on this one. I remember a time when it got to be too much, people would start calling it/you "desperate", "pathetic" and "Over-the-top". It was simply just over doing it. I have no problem with seeing all of this, but not like every day or every second (so it seems). Space it out, make it look like a surprise and or something we should be really excited to see.

Now days, we get things like Randy Rainbow Brushing his teeth while singing Broadway Tunes. To me that was way desperate and pathetic. I actually stopped viewing BWW for a while after I saw that...because it just became sad and pathetic.


Some of these sites have become the Facebook reality of news, in like every second there's a new post of something!


Updated On: 9/24/13 at 03:30 PM
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Kad
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I love behind-the-scenes and candid on-set shots.

But what's been shown for ITW isn't even that. Oh, a picture of woods! For a film called Into the Woods! Illuminating! Shocking!

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