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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    15 Oct '08 10:44
    As a musical -- successful?
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Oct '08 10:48
    I found the music and the singing atrocious...
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    15 Oct '08 10:56
    Originally posted by Palynka
    I found the music and the singing atrocious...
    I would have taken a different approach, myself. The lyrics were fine, but the arrangements ... What style would you have preferred?
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Oct '08 11:03
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    I would have taken a different approach, myself. The lyrics were fine, but the arrangements ... What style would you have preferred?
    Apart from allowing JD and HBC to sing, I don't see the problem with the approach, but mostly the execution... What about you?

    (I presume you're talking about the film here and not the musical that inspired it. I haven't seen the latter.)
  5. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    15 Oct '08 11:21
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Apart from allowing JD and HBC to sing, I don't see the problem with the approach, but mostly the execution... What about you?

    (I presume you're talking about the film here and not the musical that inspired it. I haven't seen the latter.)
    The film. Didn't know there was a musical.

    I think so. I'd have chosen music with simpler lines to complement the horror rather than drown it. Something more Brechtian, perhaps, like Tom Waits' theatre music (Black Rider, Alice).

    Whose voices would you have substituted for JD & HBC?
  6. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    15 Oct '08 12:34
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    As a musical -- successful?
    I would have liked the film better if it hadn't been a musical.
    Not that I thought their singing was attrocious, but I didn't like the songs.
  7. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Oct '08 12:50
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The film. Didn't know there was a musical.

    I think so. I'd have chosen music with simpler lines to complement the horror rather than drown it. Something more Brechtian, perhaps, like Tom Waits' theatre music (Black Rider, Alice).

    Whose voices would you have substituted for JD & HBC?
    What about Nick Cave and Patti Smith?
  8. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    15 Oct '08 13:04
    Originally posted by Palynka
    What about Nick Cave and Patti Smith?
    PJ Harvey, rather?

    Yes, Nick Cave should do a musical.
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Oct '08 13:18
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The lyrics were fine
    There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
    and the vermin of the world inhabit it
    and its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit
    and it goes by the name of London.


    Lovely.
  10. 15 Oct '08 20:52
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Apart from allowing JD and HBC to sing, I don't see the problem with the approach, but mostly the execution... What about you?

    (I presume you're talking about the film here and not the musical that inspired it. I haven't seen the latter.)
    Yeah ... if you were ever wondering who'd put Depp, Carter, and Rickman into a film and have them sing, well ....