Should there be a place for musicals after the revolution?

Yes
42% (8 votes)
Yes, in fact all post-revolutionary movies should be musicals!
0% (0 votes)
No
47% (9 votes)
Not except for Fiddler on the Roof
11% (2 votes)
Total votes: 19

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Blacknred Ned
Jun 21 2006 21:12

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Blacknred Ned
Jun 21 2006 21:12

I hate musicals! What a pile of irredeemable shite! (Oh, okay, except for Fiddler on the Roof which always makes me cry.)

Rob Ray
Jun 21 2006 21:57

Do tell.

I voted no.

Everyone involved with musicals will be first against the wall. At once.

The theme tune to be sung on this glorious day will be 'Can you hear the people sing, singing the songs of angry men...'

Lazy Riser
Jun 21 2006 22:00

Hi

Paint your wagon.

Love

LR

jef costello
Jun 21 2006 22:08

Yes.

Anyone want to say different?

Cardinal Tourettes
Jun 21 2006 22:29

Just cos Paint yer Wagon's got Lee Marvin in it doesn't mean its not shite.

Clearly the only decent musical is Oliver(!), and possibly Performance.

Actually I'm sure there's another good one I can't remember.

Cannibal! by the ones who do South Park is quite funny as well.

Blacknred Ned
Jun 21 2006 22:33
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Just cos Paint yer Wagon's got Lee Marvin in it doesn't mean its not shite

Does this man you like Paint Your Wagon or Lee Marvin or both or neither?

The only thing worse than singing in a film is Lee Marvin singing in a film!!

Choccy
Jun 21 2006 22:36

No

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is technically a musical

I went to the theatre cos I'm well cultured like last month and saw the Producers and it was good fun.

To be honest though I think I'd live without them.

Cardinal Tourettes
Jun 21 2006 22:47
Blackn'red Ned wrote:

Does this man you like Paint Your Wagon or Lee Marvin or both or neither?!

Do quite like Lee Marvin. No like P Yer Wagon.

Blackn'red Ned wrote:

The only thing worse than singing in a film is Lee Marvin singing in a film!!

Its the other way round - the only thing worse than Lee Marvin singing in a film is singing in a film.

There is another musicalish film I like and its annoying me now.

alibadani
Jun 21 2006 23:59

Musicals make more sense on stage than on film (for the most part).

Caiman del Barrio
Jun 22 2006 00:00

Musicals are fucking diabolical. Like, seriously diabolical.

No really, they're a fucking disgrace. I'm not kidding.

Lone Wolf
Jun 22 2006 00:01

Hello?? Cabaret - one of the finest films ever. tongue

Caiman del Barrio
Jun 22 2006 00:23

As if I'm gonna trust the taste of someone who dresses up as a Dalek for pleasure... wink

Lone Wolf
Jun 22 2006 00:26

Nah I dressed up as a Cyberperson!! angry I only got to hug a Dalek!!! sad Get your basic facts right before you judge!!! Just for a) the cheek and b) the inaccuracy, I shall subject you to a compulsory viewing of all my Convention photos when next we meet!!! tongue

Caiman del Barrio
Jun 22 2006 00:27

That's it. I'm quitting the movement.

Lone Wolf
Jun 22 2006 00:32

sad Oooh Alan don't go!! Luckily I know you are only joking as this isn't a movement even though you didn't provide the basic courtesy of a wink! angry I need you on the boards to counter-balance the lightweight non-football fan presence of John. etc. I am about to start a new football thread in Culture - that'll keep ya here!!! tongue

Caiman del Barrio
Jun 22 2006 00:36

It's OK...I'll be back when my football phase ends.

Spartacus
Jun 22 2006 01:49

good musicals are great, e.g. all the good disney films like snow white, jungle book, mary poppins, etc. plus the sound of music and the once more with feeling (the musical buffy episode, probably my favourite buffy episode apart from the first one with spike). shit ones are awful though. grease, man, i hate grease so much, and i've not even seen it.

ftony
Jun 22 2006 09:35

musicals are the bane of my life. my girlfriend loves them and keeps pestering me to see the bloody things. so far, i've resisted with the use of a D-lock (just for jack's amusement wink )

that andrew-fuckface-lloyd-webber will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.

ghostzart
Jun 22 2006 09:48

Most of Brecht's work contains musical numbers. And Brecht to me is one of the most important persons in 20th century arts. Do Rock Operas count as musicals? The Wall and Quadrophenia weren't that bad. Nor was Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

petey
Jun 22 2006 15:21

i voted no, but the south park movie is technically a musical, so now i have to rethink.

magnifico
Jun 22 2006 15:26

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Cabaret and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang = awesome.

Moulin Rouge = good.

Blacknred Ned
Jun 22 2006 16:48

I'm sorry but you're having a giraffe aren't you Magnifico? Bedknobs & Broomsticks?

If there is one thing worse than Lee Marvin singing it has to be Dick Van fucking Dyke in anything doing anything, but especially pretending to be English! Shit, now I realise that I'm not even sure that he was in Bedknobs & Brromsticks... he wasn't was he? It was two even more annoying bastards..... oh well, my comments still stand, just apply them to whatever musical might be appropriate.

Oh, and even without Dick Van Dyke B&B was a crime against cinema, a travesty of a movie! Fuck 'em all! No mercy! Aaaaaaargh!

ghostzart
Jun 22 2006 17:00
Blackn'red Ned wrote:
I'm sorry but you're having a giraffe aren't you Magnifico? Bedknobs & Broomsticks?

If there is one thing worse than Lee Marvin singing it has to be Dick Van fucking Dyke in anything doing anything, but especially pretending to be English! Shit, now I realise that I'm not even sure that he was in Bedknobs & Brromsticks... he wasn't was he? It was two even more annoying bastards..... oh well, my comments still stand, just apply them to whatever musical might be appropriate.

Oh, and even without Dick Van Dyke B&B was a crime against cinema, a travesty of a movie! Fuck 'em all! No mercy! Aaaaaaargh!

You're thinking of Mary Poppins. B&B was Angela Lansbury and Roddy McDowall.

Rob Ray
Jun 22 2006 17:01

Croikey ned no need to be upset, 'ave a kite, lawks wot a palarva...

magnifico
Jun 22 2006 17:09
Blackn'red Ned wrote:
I'm sorry but you're having a giraffe aren't you Magnifico? Bedknobs & Broomsticks?

No I'm deadly serious it is most excellent. Apart from the riveting storyline and inspiring musical interludes it is by far the best football film of all time and also contains the second best anti-fascist moment on film after land and freedom, though as our left communist comrades will doubtless point out both the POUM and Angela Lansbury's magical armour army were objectively supporting Allied imperialism.

jef costello
Jun 22 2006 21:11

Magnifico is most definitely correct. Bedknobs and Broomsticks is excellent. I'm not sure if its a musical, it only has a few songs.

The bit with all the suits of armour fighting Nazis is really really good. One of my favourite films.

magnifico
Jun 22 2006 22:11

Thanks Jef, I'm glad someone saw sense. i do clearly remember it having loads of songs though.

Blacknred Ned
Jun 22 2006 22:24

No sorry, I don't believe it. If you want Nazis dead then watch the fucking Guns of Navarone or The Longest Day! Angela Lansbury in a suit of armour?

I'd rather watch the whole of Escape to Victory than 5 minutes of Bedknobs and Brromsticks. Now I remember another bit of it, do you see what pain you're causing me? That bit where the shoes and the clothes dance! Oh fuck, I hate that movie!

Anyway, I've looked at the extinction thread and I know that sadistic people are only coming on this thread and claiming to like musicals to drive me into an early grave from the worry that after the revolution The Sound of fucking Music will still be on the tele every high day and holiday!

madashell
Jun 22 2006 23:31

Today's criticism of musicals shall be presented by the Robot Devil.

"You can't just have your characters say how they're feeling, THAT MAKES ME ANGRY!"

Steven.
Jun 23 2006 00:18
ghostzart wrote:
The Wall and Quadrophenia weren't that bad. Nor was Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Hedwig - are you kidding?

Me and my ex got that out of Blockbuster on the recommendation of a guy in the store. It was so shit they gave us our money back. Worst. Film. Ever.