OrangeSkittles, I can see where you are coming from with your reply. I can definitely see the frusteration that comes from having a small, genuine fan community and then having it over-run by people not interested in the same level or type of discussion and appreciation. That I can give you 100%.
What bothers me when this comes up is the implied level of elitism and the concern for APPEARING elite. Yeah, the mindless sqealing
re: Sweeney @ Hot Topic Sep 6
2006, 07:07:13 PM
You know, I hear people mention this about all sorts of stuff when it gets turned into a feature film. I'm brand new to posting here, so maybe I should bite my tongue, but this sort of grates on me.
What exactly is the problem with kids supporting this material, I wonder? Are you duty-bound to invite everyone in a Sweeney shirt over to your house for cocktails? Doesn't anyone just like something because they like it? Does it only count if you get to feel elite? I pretty much like Sw
I planned a trip to see this show and was already fully expecting to love it. I was still stunned by how powerful the experience was for me. I find it difficult to describe to people (or to articulate here!) exactly what made this production astonishing for me, but I hope that the cast and crew and creative team for this show have some sense of how rich and breathtaking this show is for the audience. I am grateful to have seen it.
re: Can someone explain Patti LuPone? Aug 22
2006, 08:30:06 PM
It seems like everyone tends to be hot or cold on Patti LuPone, and I'd imagine that is because she's very distinctive. Her voice is unusual, she's not a traditional beauty, she's very brassy and outspoken and funny. I'm crazy about her. I LOVE her voice and could listen to her sing all day. Her acting and interpretations always impress me, and I think she is hysterical to boot.
That being said, I can almost understand someone disliking her for very similiar reasons. She's atypical, a
re: For Those (Americans) Who Want The New Evita Recording Aug 21
2006, 10:07:43 PM
I know that people are wondering about an actual US release, but I am in the US and ordering through amazon.co.uk was very painless. I used my regular account and credit card, the entire transaction with conversion rate and shipping only came to something like $20.60, and the CD arrived in about a week.
I assumed a lot was cut down for space on the disk, although CatsNY says there is ten minutes remaining? Still, I'd assume things were simply decided against for time.
Elphaba, I love that part. I missed it too.
re: Sweeney Todd; Filming starts Feb. 5th Aug 16
2006, 09:03:28 PM
(Hi guys, I'm new, though I've been a lurker for quite a long time. I didn't do an intro thread because, really, who reads those? But hello. Hope it's alright if I just jump in.)
I really agree with the sentiments Margo expressed. On the whole, you CAN'T translate something directly from stage to screen. I'd rather have a strong film in the movie theaters and strong productions on stages. I'd rather see something that stays true to the tone and intent of the piece but creates a strong,