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Please don't turn these movies into musicals

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Turning a blockbuster movie into a musical might seem a sure-win. if a story drew billions into the cinemas, it will surely attract millions into a Broadway theater, right?!

Something like that must have gone through the minds of people behind "Spiderman - turn off the dark", "Tarzan" or "Flashdance" (to name but a few).

Yessss, I know there are great counter examples. But let's have some fun: what other movies should never be turned into a musical? I throw in:

- Planet of the Apes (why they think it might work: "it could be a mash up of "Cats", "Rocky" and "Tarzan": dancing and fighting monkeys! Costumes by Julie Taymor!")
- Avatar ("like 'Wicked' but with blue [man group] body paint and Cirque du Soleil backdrops!")


Updated On: 7/30/14 at 02:47 PM
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I'm right on top of that, Rose.
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Any film can be a musical - most films could probably be good musicals - it's just our bad luck that they keep producing garbage. I mean, I'd watch the heck out of a Planet of the Apes musical if it was well-done. Whether "musical" is the best medium by which to tell the story is another matter, but let's be honest, Turn Off The Dark sucking has a lot less to do with its origin than with its production.
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ok finebydesign - here's one in a parker/stone kind of musical.
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Wymbish, just imagine the wonderful kick-line number though!

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NO to any musicals associated with any Adam Sandler film. UGH.
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Planet of the Apes, the second film, could be rather brilliant. Only two apes.
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Please don't turn these movies into musicals#15
Posted: 7/30/14 at 10:27pm
MURIEL'S WEDDING
THE BIG CHILL, etc.

Such movies are ALREADY musicals; even though the music is largely in the underscoring, it is as central to the story of such films as any character. The fact that the characters don't sing while walking down the street is beside the point.

And, yes, I know P.J. Hogan has announced a stage version of MURIEL. The man needs to be convinced that while lighting doesn't strike twice in the same place, an artist with his talent can come up with one more good idea.
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Please don't turn these movies into musicals#16
Posted: 7/31/14 at 12:09am
Psycho
Although it would be nice in the final scene where Norman Bates is given a blanket and says "thank you" in his mother's voice, if he sang a "Liaison" type song:
"At the villa of the Baron De Signac, Where I spent a somewhat infamous year ...etc."
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Please don't turn these movies into musicals#17
Posted: 7/31/14 at 12:30am
The Room! I don't need to hear a five minute ballad called "You Ah Tearing Me Apaht, Lisa".
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Please don't turn these movies into musicals#18
Posted: 7/31/14 at 12:45am
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IN COLD BLOOD
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Please don't turn these movies into musicals#19
Posted: 7/31/14 at 12:47am
M*A*S*H the musical.
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I'm getting a weird, reverse psychology vibe from this thread. So, in that case:

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IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...

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