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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#51
Posted: 6/21/17 at 1:16pm

We have an official trailer!

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#52
Posted: 6/21/17 at 2:37pm

The new trailer looks steamy! Can't wait to see this!

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#53
Posted: 6/21/17 at 3:03pm

Don't know this musical that well so what song is Rumer is singing in the trailer? 

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#54
Posted: 6/21/17 at 3:38pm

Willis is singing the Wife's song "Tom".

The clip of Audra in space was absurd, but this trailer looks more promising.

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#55
Posted: 7/8/17 at 8:19am

Saw this on YouTube. It's the first look they showed at BroadwayCon earlier this year. 

 

https://youtu.be/pg4SMBuJiVM

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#56
Posted: 7/8/17 at 8:36pm

Seeing this next week.

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#57
Posted: 7/12/17 at 1:49pm

So I saw this last night as part of the Outfest film festival.  It was a late 9:45 pm screening and the last film being showed that evening so it had that working against it.  Audience response  was tepid.   It was not for me.  But I wasn't bored. .  The movie picks up a little bit with the Titanic story.  But until that point I found myself trying to adjust to whatever the hell this was on the screen.  I did love Audra , Cheyenne and Martha Plimpton.   But Audra especially tore it up.   The director introduced the film and said that to his knowledge it was only the 5th or 6th off broadway musical to be adapted for the screen.  He also boasted about the actors all singing live on set.   That might be.  But the movie is obviously heavily juiced and mixed.  In the young cast Rumor Willis (sp?) faired the best.  I also liked the guy who plays Leo.  Especially in the final scene with Martha Plimpton.  This is definitely low budget film making. 

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Updated On: 7/12/17 at 01:49 PM
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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#58
Posted: 7/12/17 at 2:11pm

Well the others I can think of are Lucky Stiff, Little Shop of Horrors, Last 5 Years, Fantasticks...that would make this the 5th unless I'm missing ones.

Sorry to hear it wasn't as cool as you'd hoped, DAME. When you say "low budget," you mean it looked cheap, or had that "indie" feel? Because it did get quite a cast...

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#59
Posted: 7/12/17 at 2:21pm

Well the others I can think of are Lucky Stiff, Little Shop of Horrors, Last 5 Years, Fantasticks...that would make this the 5th unless I'm missing ones.

Also:
Godspell (released prior to Broadway production)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (released prior to Broadway production)
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris 

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#60
Posted: 7/12/17 at 2:22pm

It did look a little on the cheap side. But it definitely had that "indie" feel to it.  More than anything I guess the source material is not my thing.  If your a fan of the show I would definitely give it a chance.    

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#61
Posted: 7/12/17 at 3:02pm

I became a HUGE fan of the show when I played the Young Thing back in 1996.  There is quite a bit of material missing from the cast recording, so I didn't really understand the genius behind it until I became familiar with the full script and score.  I think it's brilliant and I'm curious to see how the film compares.  Do you remember if the Actress/Director scene was performed as a silent movie or if it used a song?  There are two versions of the scene out there and I've always preferred the silent movie version (I think the song was a solo for the Director while the Actress dances, but it's been about 15 years since I saw that version).

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#62
Posted: 7/12/17 at 4:03pm

Mister Matt said: "I became a HUGE fan of the show when I played the Young Thing back in 1996.  There is quite a bit of material missing from the cast recording, so I didn't really understand the genius behind it until I became familiar with the full script and score.  I think it's brilliant and I'm curious to see how the film compares.  Do you remember if the Actress/Director scene was performed as a silent movie or if it used a song?  There are two versions of the scene out there and I've always preferred the silent movie version (I think the song was a solo for the Director while the Actress dances, but it's been about 15 years since I saw that version).

 

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Mattie;  I had to think because I don't remember a actor/director scene performed as a silent movie.  Did I doze off?  There is a story with the Cheyenne / Audra characters in which she is a singer ex lover and he is trying to record a techno comeback for her.  Is that what your talking about?  That is all sung.    There is also a segment in which Cheyennes character picks up a hot man in a club and tells him he is a big time director.  He tells him he knows Paul Newman and then takes him home.    Is that what you mean by young thing?  Is that the part you played?

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#63
Posted: 7/12/17 at 4:10pm

Very interested to see this. Played The Young Thing a few years back and found it to be extraordinarily challenging material. 

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#64
Posted: 7/12/17 at 4:11pm

Based on the trailer I am assuming that they've done some minor alterations to the segments. The silent movie sequence may have been switched to another.

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#65
Posted: 7/12/17 at 5:53pm

Sounds like Cheyenne is the Director and they changed the setting of one of his scenes (the one with Audra...and then Audra is later with the Senator).  It used to be a Director of silent films and his actress at the turn of the century.  Sounds like LaChiusa was still never really satisfied with it.  

The scene with Cheyenne and the disco is with the Young Thing (and the Young Thing is also in the Titanic scene).  And yes, that was the part I played (when I was younger than now and looked younger than I was).  I'm still friends with many of my fellow cast members from back then.  Hello Again is in my top three of shows I've performed.  I never got tired of it.

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#66
Posted: 7/12/17 at 5:58pm

DAME said: "So I saw this last night as part of the Outfest film festival.  It was a late 9:45 pm screening and the last film being showed that evening so it had that working against it.  Audience response  was tepid.   It was not for me.  But I wasn't bored. .  The movie picks up a little bit with the Titanic story.  But until that point I found myself trying to adjust to whatever the hell this was on the screen.  I did love Audra , Cheyenne and Martha Plimpton.   But Audra especially tore it up.   The director introduced the film and said that to his knowledge it was only the 5th or 6th off broadway musical to be adapted for the screen.  He also boasted about the actors all singing live on set.   That might be.  But the movie is obviously heavily juiced and mixed.  In the young cast Rumor Willis (sp?) faired the best.  I also liked the guy who plays Leo.  Especially in the final scene with Martha Plimpton.  This is definitely low budget film making. 

I saw the film at the Kansas City LGBT Film Fest several weeks ago, and my response is very similar to that of DAME.  I certainly was never, ever bored, and I found several of the stories to be absolutely thrilling.  

But the first couple of vignettes were a slog.  I did not enjoy Nolan Gerard Funk nor Jenna Ushkowitz.  There was absolutely no spark to their performances.

Biggest surprise of the film is Rumer Willis - her singing and acting were fantastic ("Tom"Hello Again Movie Musical Filming and I felt the direction of the "Tom" segment was not as claustrophobic as some of the first ones.  The action moving outdoors and into Central Park was refreshing after what had come before.

As always, Audra knocks it out of the park, and Cheyenne Jackson and Martha Plimpton were very enjoyable.

And above all, this movie really was something DIFFERENT to see at the cinema.  I loved the indie feel, and I wish the film well.  I'd like to see more musicals on screen that aren't just our big commercial hits.

I'm not going to lie, I am not a big fan of LaChiusa, and this movie did not change my mind, but I'm glad I saw it.

 

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#67
Posted: 7/12/17 at 6:21pm

@Mattie  Where did you do it?

 

@Shubert   I did not enjoy Nolan Gerard Funk nor Jenna Ushkowitz either.  They were flat and lifeless.  Their casting is a major flaw.  

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#68
Posted: 9/22/17 at 12:01pm

I watched a screening of Hello Again at the Reeling Festival. The crowd was full of rowdy theater kids who screamed and cheered when Audra appeared. I was expecting her to steal the show but she blended well into a strong ensemble.

Pros: The film is remarkably faithful to the score and everyone can sing it. No Russell Crowes or Gerard Butlers here. Jenna hits some notes she never got to hit on Glee and there were several discoveries among the men. The gender swapped roles work and several scenes are cleverly staged.

The new scene for The Director and The Actress is funny. Audra's auto-tuning and terrible music video become part of the joke. It was not the best way to promote the film and is not reflective of how the scene plays. 

Cons: The editing is frenetic. The director seems afraid to let the camera rest. There was a panel afterwards where he said the singing was live but the takes were edited together. This may play a role in it. 

The couplings are a bit silly as most are dry humping with their clothes on. The few flashes of skin seem like they were timed to the second in the actors contracts. The structure of the show can't help but become repetitive. Every couple is cruel to each other and everyone ends up alone. This was true of the original play as well but it makes the interest flag.

I was expecting something like the uneven Last Five Years but the material here left room for some creativity. I'm glad I saw it and hope more theater fans get a chance to.

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Updated On: 9/22/17 at 12:01 PM
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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#69
Posted: 9/22/17 at 12:07pm

I hope this gets a DVD release like L5Y did.

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#70
Posted: 2/17/18 at 5:51am
plucking this thread out of obscurity because i’m watching this movie right now (44 minutes in and Rumer Willis just finished singing Tom) and am a little confused; the college boy was in both the 60’s and the 20’s and then the young wife was with him in the 20’s and is now in the 50’s... is the timeline supposed to be literal?? i’m not familiar with the original musical or even score except for the song Tom. i’m enjoying the movie a bit, i’m surprised at the very good singing from actors i didn’t know sang! we’ll see how the next hour goes though.
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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#71
Posted: 2/17/18 at 8:23am

The timeline is not literal. Though this worked better on stage, as film is a literal medium.

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#72
Posted: 2/27/18 at 3:40pm

Am I the only one who loved this movie? I have never seen this musical on stage but I'm a big fan of the original cast recording.

Of course there were few things that could be better or simply different, for example I didn't like very much the work with camera. Also, I think they used too much of auto-tune in general (not talking about Audra's scene obviously, there it was absolutely hilarious).

BUT

I enjoyed the mood of the movie, you can literally smell the streets where the stories take place. Many beautiful details and moments everywhere. The Tom scene is totally different from what I expected and it works. Liked all of the cast, singing is very good and acting choices appropriate (very surprised by Nolan Funk and Jenna Ushkowitz).

I hope more people will get to see this!

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#73
Posted: 2/27/18 at 6:39pm

I thought Willis was fantastic. Im still waiting for the soundtrack. They say it is coming.

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Hello Again Movie Musical Filming#74
Posted: 3/1/18 at 4:56am

Finally saw this this week, and thought it sucked. Major disappointment for me! Always great to see Audra though.

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