Movies that WILL be musicals, inevitably

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 9:53pm
JOE VS THE VOLCANO.

It mixes romance, adventure, and fantasy. How far would you go to find love?

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 9:57pm

HenryTDobson said: "Miss Congeniality with Sutton."

I’ve always wanted this, but in my mind it’s Stephanie J. Block.

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Posted: 11/6/19 at 10:21pm

"Hey let's make this 90 minute movie with forgettable music by an australian composer that nobody knows! And then keep doing it!"

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Posted: 11/7/19 at 12:07am

I asked the same question a couple months ago: https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1118287

Not criticizing because I know not everyone reads every post (me included). Just didn't feel like re-posting mine or others answers and I think there are some good ones in the thread!

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Posted: 11/7/19 at 2:45am

I've thought Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog would be an amazing musical for a while, but I haven't seen any buzz about adapting it and although it has a cult following, most people have never heard of it.

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Posted: 11/7/19 at 3:07am

I dont think it will ever happen and i think American Utopia is the closest we will ever get, but I would love to see True Stories become a stage musical.....

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Posted: 11/7/19 at 2:25pm

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: THE MUSICAL"

Ahh, someday. I'd love to hear Martha's eleven o'clock number.

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Posted: 11/7/19 at 2:46pm

AADA81 said: ""Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: THE MUSICAL"

Ahh, someday. I'd love to hear Martha's eleven o'clock number.
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Posted: 11/7/19 at 2:52pm
If there was a way to do it visually, “Pleasantville” would be a perfect film to turn into a musical.
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Posted: 11/7/19 at 4:37pm
I actually got a broadway survey today asking how interested I’d be in seeing a play or musical based on these properties:

Love Story
It’s A Wonderful Life
Trading Places
Bad News Bears
Pretty In Pink
Coming to America
An Officer and A Gentleman
Dead Again
Galaxy Quest
Ordinary People
Clueless
American Gigolo
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Posted: 11/7/19 at 9:34pm
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Posted: 11/7/19 at 11:57pm

Jordan Catalano said: "If there was a way to do it visually, “Pleasantville” would be a perfect film to turn into a musical. "

In theory yes, but the whole thing being GENUINELY black and white and looking like a tv show is what makes the story.

 

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 12:37am

The time may have passed, but musical versions of Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple could have been quite good.  I presume Neil Simon had no interest in having musical versions of those plays. 

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 2:00am

rattleNwoolypenguin said: "In theory yes, but the whole thing being GENUINELY black and white and looking like a tv show is what makes the story."

Pleasantville was more than the special effects. The message made the story.

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 5:03am

I feel that MY COUSIN VINNY is only a matter of time. It's going to happen. 

 

And the biological clock number us going to be great. 

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 8:42am

Neil Simon allowed a musical adaptation of his least favorite play, "Fools," but it never really took off. I saw a production in Pittsburgh directed by Mason Alexander Park; it was cute, but no more essential than the play itself. Just a fun diversion with a few pointed new political jokes.

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 8:14pm

Joviedamian said: "" I'm surprised that no one has taken a crack at adapting Across the Universe for the stage."

If I remember correctly, they were going to put it the stage a few years after the movie came out, but it became too expensive.

Here's the article from 2017:

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/190452/let-it-be-julie-taymor-is-ready-to-bring-her-beatles-movie-musical-across-the-universe-to-broadway/
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That, and the fact that it's a retread of the movie of Hair, sprinkled with a Beatles score and references and a "what if Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin hooked up?" subplot for good measure.

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 8:45pm

Slumdog Millionaire

The Shape of Water

Brokeback Mountain

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 6:55am

Jordan Catalano said: "If there was a way to do it visually, “Pleasantville” would be a perfect film to turn into a musical. "

I think you could achieve it by simply having the actors in black & white costumes that start to become coloured in. The sets could also follow suit. A complete black and white room that starts to turn into technicolour bit by bit would be a great visual 

 

 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 7:23am

It's a Wonderful Life musical coming to West End in 2020  

             https://www.beatlesbible.com/2019/07/18/paul-mccartney-its-a-wonderful-life-musical/                 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 9:44am

lotiloti said: "It's a Wonderful Life musical coming to West End in 2020

https://www.beatlesbible.com/2019/07/18/paul-mccartney-its-a-wonderful-life-musical/
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There’s a Bock & Harnick version already, I think? 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 10:02am
It’s by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo. The material is intermittently charming and intermittently bonkers, complete with attempts at Sondheim and modernist opera.
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Posted: 11/9/19 at 10:27am

I have been traveling for work a lot lately so been watching a lot of movies in-flight via Delta Studio. Not sure how successful either would be critically or commercially, but maybe Yesterday or Booksmart. At least both have somewhat original plots (although I think Booksmart is the better of the new two movies, its originality lies more in the way it approaches the story). Neither were exactly blockbusters (but then again neither were Waitress or The Band’s Visit) and wouldn’t have much of any built-in brand loyalty, but if done correctly, could be intriguing. The royalties for The Beatles catalogue for Yesterday would be expensive though. 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 10:31am

I think The Truman Show is destined to become a musical eventually. Might be kind of tough to pull off the effect, since part of the point of the movie is understanding the massive scale of the operation, which might be difficult to convey on stage. But I feel like the story and tone would lend itself well to a musical, and I bet it will happen eventually. 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 10:33am

BalconyClub said: "JOE VS THE VOLCANO.

It mixes romance, adventure, and fantasy. How far would you go to find love?


Does the fact that the movie was a mega-bomb not impact your suggestion at all?  (I actually enjoyed parts of the movie a lot, but also spent a lot of time wondering what they were thinking.