Billy Elliot: The Musical in DenverBilly Elliot: I Went, I Saw, I Was Bored To Death
Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:03 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:25 AM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:16 AM
It seems that in order for a play to receive lots of awards, it has to follow The Formula, with a perfectly predictable plot in which the audience knows EVERYTHING that's going to happen after the first 5 minutes, characters with no depth or complexity, and simplistic, unchallenging dialogue.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:49 PM
Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:13 PM
I was not the biggest fan of the Billy Elliot movie, but it had some good things in it. My experience with most, not all, cinema-to-stage translations is that the good things in the film tend to get messed up or lost entirely because they can't be reproduced live in a theater and the adaptation can rarely provide anything as successful in their place. I would think this would be true of Billy Elliot, since the urban milieu plays an important role in the film, at least as I recall it.
Is there anyone else who saw both versions and can comment?
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