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Into The Woods Upsetting Disney Purists

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This reads like it should be in "The Onion" but unfortunately this girl is all too serious.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/disney/11003566/What-is-Disney-doing-The-happy-ending-is-the-best-bit.html

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Fingers crossed there’s still time for a new director’s cut, in which things turn out all right.

LMFAO
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Wow, someone should get over themselves.
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HA!
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She's an idiot.
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Funny, I thought Into the Woods did end happily. It just doesn't end the way you'd expect a fairy tale to end.
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And this is why Disney shouldn't be doing this movie. Everyone, outside of theatre, will think it's 100% Disney, "trying to screw up their movies in some weird crossover/fan fiction"

(And yes, I read the article)

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Updated On: 7/31/14 at 08:27 PM
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It's evident that she has not seen the show and doesn't know the story. Sounds like all she is exposed to is her dad's movies. After all.
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She totally has not seen the show. Into the Woods has an ending that is so much more then a happy ending. It is a real life ending.
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
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This is easily fixed- leave at intermission.
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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Oops. Edited. Wrong thread.


Well, this is clearly why nepotism isn't a good thing. Go back to jr. college, Ms. Curtis.
Updated On: 7/31/14 at 09:29 PM
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Updated On: 7/31/14 at 09:34 PM
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Sorry, ljay, I posted that comment in the wrong thread. I moved it to the trailer thread.
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We'll, Disney is upsetting Sondheim purists as well.
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What a moron.
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Considering we have an ITW movie thread with 2500+ posts debating a movie no one even saw yet, seems right that other contingents can do the same...
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But those 2500 posts have seen the show. I wouldn't mind the article so much if her reasons why she felt that way weren't so lame.
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But those 2500 posts have seen the show. I wouldn't mind the article so much if her reasons why she felt that way weren't so lame.
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Whilst she clearly has missed the point that the musical is a separate commodity and its an adaption of that, she is raising a valid issue that I think the movie will come up against. The fact that its Disney doing it, its hardcore audience will not like the darker side it takes with fairytales. This could be a hard sell, despite the cast, its hardly Les Miserables in terms of being known to the general movie going public
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She's only 19. She will get over it.
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I don't know about that SNAFU. I saw The Fox and the Hound when I was a tyke and it scarred me for life.
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She's only 19.

She sounds like she's seven.
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Bravo, bravo, a million bravos to Scarlett Curtis!

In this miserable age of lies, perversity, subterfuge, and subversion, she hits the nail right on the head.

I hope the moviegoing public will be as miffed as she, and stay away in droves.

There's only one comment in which she errs: "The movie is adapted from a brilliant stage musical." Alas, despite her acumen, even she is not immune to propagandized falsehoods.

Thank heavens we still have original cast recordings of Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, et al, as a safe haven from all this.
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"The Fox and the Hound"...I LOVED the Fox and the Hound and it's great message.

Obviously she missed Bambi too...

It's kind of limiting to Disney to say they can only produce movies with happy endings..and ridiculous that a well known piece should have to change their ending to fit some mold.

Of course, there is an entire contingent of people that criticize the happy endings of Disney as being unrealistic and for setting kids up for inevitable disappointment. Nothing will make everyone happy.

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