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Offline Sick Of Silence

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Musicals
« on: March 07, 2018, 03:05:39 PM »
A discussion I had recently:
I hate musicals. Life is not a musical. There is no singing in life. If you sing in public, you are weird, annoying, and need help.

I say the original "Grease" could be an ok movie without all the stupid singing. But all that singing makes it stupid.

However, I feel the original "Willy Wonka" should get a pass because it is fun and has a message.

Thoughts?
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Re: Musicals
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 03:12:36 PM »
There is one musical I liked, that was the Music Man, the movie actually had a good plot as well as a moral message, beyond that, they're gay. :biggrin:
With that said, I did have leading roles in some theatrical renditions on stage, they are a total hoot, but honestly, you'd never get me to the theater to watch one, but that's just me.
Oh, and when I say gay, I mean 70% of the actors in the plays I did were gay, or yet to come out, or in total denial. :lol:
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Re: Musicals
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 06:17:36 PM »
My step daughter had a roommate from the Tamil region of India and for a time got into Bollywood movies.  I remember watching one with her of a couple of really bad gangs, murder, mayhem, blood, etc, but damn if at one point they didn't all get up and do a song and dance number!  95% of ALL movies from India MUST have a song and dance number no matter the plot!!  I'm told that many actors can't sing worth a damn (but must dance) and will contract out for a singer to sing exclusively FOR them (dubbed) and if he/she is popular can make a very good living at it on par with the actor!  I see Indian movies at my local theater now and Netflix also features a large selection.  Family, singing and dancing in that order in nearly every movie.  Have to admire their priorities...

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Re: Musicals
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 06:22:50 PM »
My step daughter had a roommate from the Tamil region of India and for a time got into Bollywood movies.  I remember watching one with her of a couple of really bad gangs, murder, mayhem, blood, etc, but damn if at one point they didn't all get up and do a song and dance number!  95% of ALL movies from India MUST have a song and dance number no matter the plot!!  I'm told that many actors can't sing worth a damn (but must dance) and will contract out for a singer to sing exclusively FOR them (dubbed) and if he/she is popular can make a very good living at it on par with the actor!  I see Indian movies at my local theater now and Netflix also features a large selection.  Family, singing and dancing in that order in nearly every movie.  Have to admire their priorities...
I watch them occasionally, most are really campy, over the top acting, but that's fine, that's why I watch since I can't understand them, but you don't need to because of the actors' faces tell you all you need to know.
Many remind me of silent movie comedys. :biggrin:
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Re: Musicals
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 10:43:23 PM »
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Re: Musicals
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 04:03:52 AM »

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Peters is funny and he's spot on in his descriptyion of Bollywood.
Till I saw his act a few years back, I thought to have the boom mike in the scene was somehow expected by the audience.
Seriously, I thought the director did it so as to keep the audience grounded and not get swept away in the fantasy.:biggrin:
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Re: Musicals
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 10:00:02 AM »
I definitely don't like the genre, but there were dancing numbers from certain musicals that were true unforgettable masterpieces of art.



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