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Why Cher?

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Why Cher?#0
Posted: 8/29/04 at 2:47pm
When I read about this upcoming television production of MAME, most people write that Cher would be great in the role.

I love Cher but I don't quite get her as MAME.

Can anyone help me with this?
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re: Why Cher?#1
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:17pm
She can sing and dance, she has the ability to play madcap, she comes across very well on screen as wealthy (see Tea With Mussolini) and she's a gay icon.
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re: Why Cher?#2
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:19pm
Goth, I was JUST about to post about that about Tea With Mussolini. Cher is (believe it or not) one of the most natural actresses working today.
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re: Why Cher?#3
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:19pm
True but is her voice quality good for the score?
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re: Why Cher?#4
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:21pm
Voice quality doesn't matter on film. They can run her vocals through a computer and make it sound like she's 25 again. They've been doing it with Elton John for years.
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re: Why Cher?#5
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:23pm
LOL! Well I like her acting and of course she wouldn't murder the score the way Lucy did, but I'll just have to see it to get it. :)

PS. One of Lucy's reviews for the movie said: "If the south were to rise again, it would be to lynch Lucy."
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re: Why Cher?#6
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:29pm
singing voice aside (due to smoking all those years) I thought the Lucy version was good. Has anyone heard Lucy sing when she was younger (GORGEOUS voice)
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re: Why Cher?#7
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:30pm
WHAT?????

LOL!!!

Are you sure you're talking about Lucille Ball?
Maybe you're thinking of Lucille Bremmer.
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re: Why Cher?#8
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:31pm
Everyone knew Lucy couldn't sing. The shocker came when she required them to film her by putting cheesecloth over the camera lens in a feeble attempt to make her look younger.

Request to Bea Arthur: Come on. Lucy has passed on. Give us some of the behind the scenes dirt about how you felt while working on this movie.
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re: Why Cher?#9
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:38pm
"But Darling, I'm Your Auntie Mame!" by Richard Tyler Jordan.
Good stories.
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re: Why Cher?#10
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:52pm
LMAO...was Lucy really bad in the movie? I've never seen it.
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re: Why Cher?#11
Posted: 8/29/04 at 3:54pm
Rent it. I own it because it's one of those so bad it's brilliant movies.
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re: Why Cher?#12
Posted: 8/29/04 at 5:39pm
she doesn't have a broadway style voice at all.
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re: Why Cher?#13
Posted: 8/29/04 at 5:40pm
Cher, right?
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re: Why Cher?#14
Posted: 8/29/04 at 6:01pm
If done right; Cher should be fantastic for this.
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re: Why Cher?#15
Posted: 8/29/04 at 10:17pm
Do we know who will direct?
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