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Minnie Driver in Phantom!

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Minnie Driver in Phantom!#0
Posted: 6/18/03 at 8:35am
I saw on ATC that Minnie Driver is playing Carlotta in The Phantom Philm. What is the world coming to? Fist of all, what kind og a name is Minnie Driver? It sounds like a golf club at a miniate golf course. Second of all, can she sing?? Carlotta is supposed to be an opera diva.
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re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#1
Posted: 6/18/03 at 8:52am
Maybe this one should be under the scary casting thread?

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re: re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#2
Posted: 6/18/03 at 8:53am
that too.
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re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#3
Posted: 6/21/03 at 6:40pm
I already had decided not to see the movie when they didn't cast Michael Crawford and when they decided to change so many things. This is not going to be the musical I fell in love with 15 years ago...I don't know WHAT it's going to be. What a shame that it has to be preserved on film this way...

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re: re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#4
Posted: 6/21/03 at 6:45pm
It's alled an ADAPTION for a reason. If you just want to see the stage version preserved on film, go to the lincoln Center archives. Not casting Crawford?? People beside shim have played the Phantom... and played it better. Besides, he is too old for the role now. Give it a rest. There is life after Crawford.
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re: re: re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#5
Posted: 6/21/03 at 7:52pm
Isn't Minnie Driver the woman who played Stan's mistress on Will & Grace?
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re: re: re: re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#6
Posted: 6/21/03 at 8:40pm
yes. Among other things.
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re: re: re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#8
Posted: 6/21/03 at 9:43pm
I never said there were others who didn't play Phantom well. And you can't just walk in and see those tapes at Lincoln Center. And I fail to see why wanting to see him in the movie means I don't have a life, it's merely my opinion. Get over yourself, you have no right to tell me anything like that. My life is quite full, this is just a bit of entertainment.
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re: re: re: re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!#9
Posted: 6/22/03 at 1:50am
To aurora1958...yes I know how you feel. But we can't change it so let's just hope for the best and start mass-producing bootlegs of the OLC/OBC and the LA performance...or should I say the "Isn't he sexy?" LA bootleg with Michael Crawford and Mary D'Arcy. *lol*!!!

~MlleDaae *Those of you who have seen that one...you know what I mean!!! re: re: re: re: Minnie Driver in Phantom!*
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re: Don't Screw Driver!!!!!!!#10
Posted: 6/22/03 at 6:18pm
I think Minnie will be the driving force behind this movie.
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re: re: Don't Screw Driver!!!!!!!#11
Posted: 6/22/03 at 7:12pm
Pun intended Dollypop? What ever has she been a driving force behind?
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re: re: re: Don't Screw Driver!!!!!!!#12
Posted: 6/22/03 at 7:15pm
Minnie would be the driveing force behind a crash and burn I'm guessing.
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re: re: re: re: Don't Screw Driver!!!!!!!#13
Posted: 6/22/03 at 9:40pm
I'm sure you meant that to be spelled: "d-r-i-v-i-n-g".

(Kindly learn to use your "edit" option. There's no excuse for bad spelling ot poor grammar on this message board!)
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To MlleDaae: OH YES, I know Exactly what you mean!!! Or, in the final New York performance before he left for LA, someone in the audience screamed out "You are perfection!"... And I agree with you, hope for the best and lets get those bootlegs working...
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Are you guys serious? Minnie Driver has been doing great work in film--Good Will Hunting with Best Supporting Actress nomination comes to mind.

The question should be whether or not she can sing. I'm sure she will act the part beautifully. But, does anyone know her to be able to sing opera?
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As much as I like Minnie Driver I just don't see her playing that part. Maybe an older Meg?




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... A MUCH older Meg.
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I think we should give her a chance. She might be good.

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