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by Majestic_Picnob
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: The Brick
Topic: New young adult novel version...
Replies: 0
Views: 9208

New young adult novel version...

...told from, of all things, Éponine's perspective. Anybody hear about this? It sounds kind of Marie Suezette-y to me, but judging by the Goodreads page (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20738167-a-little-in-love?ac=1), it's actually being well received. Thoughts? https://d.gr-assets.com/books/14...
by Majestic_Picnob
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

Y'know, thinking about it, the Don Giovanni parallels are another reason I think LND doesn't work. Despite his name being in the title, Giovanni is clearly the villain of Mozart's opera (and the play that inspired it, and the legend that inspired THAT), and we're clearly supposed to cheer when he ge...
by Majestic_Picnob
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: What other musicals need a new movie?
Replies: 59
Views: 6182

Re: What other musicals need a new movie?

Though I wonder if "Sunset" getting a movie would result in *shudder* Norma-boppers. Then again, the amount of Eppie-boppers seemed to DECREASE after the "Les Mis" movie...
by Majestic_Picnob
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: What other musicals need a new movie?
Replies: 59
Views: 6182

Re: What other musicals need a new movie?

Is it weird I want to say Sunset Boulevard ? I loved the score, to the point that once I saw it the first time, I bought the soundtrack the next day, and it's a very accurate adaptation of the film. I've even heard it called the last "really good" Lloyd Webber show. However, any movie made...
by Majestic_Picnob
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

To be fair, POTO is basically ALW writing self-insert fanfic ;) Homely musical genius bags ridiculously hot singing prodigy. Does that sentence describe Erik and Christine, or Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Brightman? Relatedly, there's been speculation LND is basically Man I wish I was still marrie...
by Majestic_Picnob
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

Do we know what Christine's role in Don Juan Triumphant was? From what I can gather of the plot of the show-within-a-show, it seems to be a rewrite of Mozart's Don Giovanni where the title character wins (a concept I find absolutely hilarious, by the way, since it's pretty much nineteenth-century &q...
by Majestic_Picnob
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: Stephen Sondheim!
Replies: 111
Views: 12465

Re: Stephen Sondheim!

Sorry if this is an odd question, but has anyone in this thread read The String of Pearls, the original Victorian novel Sweeney Todd was based on? I've heard the musical is way better.
by Majestic_Picnob
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

Wow, I forgot that! Sucks that they cut the bass part from the film, it sounds pretty entertaining for a minor role.
by Majestic_Picnob
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

Another interesting detail I noticed about the musical: we see the company put on three shows, all of which seem to have Piangi as the leading man. Does this company do any shows with a baritone lead, I wonder?
by Majestic_Picnob
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

3. It's set in the "sexy cutthroat world of the modern-day music business." :shock: So, Phantom of the Paradise with more sex, then? On a completely different note, anyone else not like it when fan-works and even some adaptations claim Carlotta can't sing? I mean, maybe she's not as good ...
by Majestic_Picnob
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

Looked on IMDB. The Dwarf in the 1998 version actually does have a credit, his name is Sandor Bese... and he's apparently not the same guy as in 2004. Phooey; I thought I was onto something there.
by Majestic_Picnob
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

While the 2004 movie had its faults (In particular, what was the point in moving the setting back two decades? That was right in the middle of the Franco-Prussian War!), one thing I liked about it was its cast of, to pinch a term from TV Tropes, "recurring extras," or various semi-prominen...
by Majestic_Picnob
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: Other Musicals
Topic: The Phantom of the Opera
Replies: 177
Views: 22231

Re: The Phantom of the Opera

So, I have an extremely random and possibly unanswerable question about one of the more prominent extras in the 2004 version. There's a dwarf actor who follows Piangi around for some reason, and who the film calls attention to several times. Thing is, the awful 2000 slasher-flick version by Argento ...
by Majestic_Picnob
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Abaissé Les Mis Song Elimination Game!
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: The Abaissé Les Mis Song Elimination Game!

On My Own +
Turning -

And apologies if this makes me an Eppybopper.
by Majestic_Picnob
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Random things you've noticed
Replies: 115
Views: 16741

Re: Random things you've noticed

Barks is probably too conventionally-pretty, yeah. Then again, the whole "waif" thing is some people's "type," which they may or may not have been banking on. :P I do like that they seemed to get across some of Éponine's mental problems, though. Nothing overt, but she was given a...

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