Re: What should be the next musical adapted for the movies?
Kira's Mom wrote:
I suspect I might be a rare fan of the movie, but yes, it is very dated
. Tim Minchin did Judas recently in London; wish I'd got a chance to see. And Chorus Line
is currently in revival as well; only one I haven't seen yet of the recent West End runs (Wicked, Little Shop..., Chicago, Guys & Dolls, Kiss Me Kate et al).
Hope not derailing too much, but are there any 'bad' musicals people here love? I have a soft spot for At Long Last Love, Lost Horizon
and Song of Norway
. And adore Ken Russell's The Boyfriend
. Guess I just love musicals in their infinite variety.
Don't get me wrong, I love the movie Jesus Christ Superstar
. Ted Neeley, as Jesus was great, I loved him singing Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)
and Carl Anderson's Judas is amazing. Yvonne Elliman was just as good as the two male leads. I pull the movie out and watch when I feel the buzz. But it might be time for an updating, I've always wondered what it'd be like without the surreal aspect of the Romans in Muscle shirts and holding machine guns. Or of full sets being used instead of ruins.
As for bad musicals that I like, Grease 2
does have some catch songs, Cool Rider
; funny songs that might not have been meant to be funny Whose That Guy
, and songs that go back and forth between silly and decent Girl for All Seasons/(Love Will) Turn Back the Hands of Time
I love musicals too.
I never understood the hate Ted Neeley got for Jesus Christ Superstar. I saw him in a stage production of it about 15 years ago, and though he was a little bit too old, he still rocked the part.
I never saw any hate for Ted Neeley. I've always liked his portrayal of Christ more than some of actors who did a non musical "serious" portrayal of Christ.
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