Center Stage Controversy - I object!
Posted 23 August 2002 - 08:46 AM
His version with choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan was among the top broadway productions I've ever seen.
Posted 23 August 2002 - 02:52 PM
Posted 23 August 2002 - 04:05 PM
I'd forgotten that Altman was going to direct the new one. I haven't thought much of his recent efforts, but he at least is a genuine movie guy, so we'll see.
Old Fashioned, if your movie didn't succeed, the fault would lie not with you but with the Catch-22 that afflicts all biographical movies about great stars. It takes a great star to play one, but but part of what makes a great star is that person's outstanding and unique qualities, which are unlikely to be duplicated or even approximated. Even if you can find a person of equal star voltage, that person is likely to be so different that the concept doesn't work. And if you go with a lesser performer, you come up with Brolin and Clayburgh as....Gable and Lombard. (I'm not making that up.)
Posted 23 August 2002 - 04:14 PM
Hytners stage version besides being cinematic and amazing to watch, grabbed me with it's dark side of the characters.
Wish you had seen it Dirac. I did not go to see the recent broadway 'Oklahoma' because I didn't think it would live up to the experience I had with Hytners 'Carousel'.
Posted 23 August 2002 - 04:24 PM
Posted 23 August 2002 - 06:48 PM
I have a long time to think about my "career," considering I'm still in grade school. My mind will probably change at some point or another as I develop more of an understanding of this type of thing, but for now, this is the path that I would like to take.
Posted 28 August 2002 - 04:29 PM
There certainly was a enough drama to make a movie.
Start writing that screenplay!
Posted 28 August 2002 - 06:04 PM
Posted 03 September 2002 - 11:51 AM
Heck, I'd pay to see just actual footage.
Billy Elliott, the end of the movie was a sellout.
Center Stage was far too many cliches looped into one movie.
The Turning Point, I can't get past Shirley Maclaine in a movie about ballet, something about all those past lives....
Dancers. Now that was a waste of celluloid.
Looking forward to Altman's, but given the ballet film preceding it, I don't have much hope.
Posted 04 September 2002 - 03:22 PM
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