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Cats (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jake Lipson, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Johnny Angell

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    A calling card is only a brief representation. If Memory was all there was to the show, the stage audiences would walk out as soon as it’s sung.
     
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    Never seen the show. It looks ...interesting?

    Doubt that it's a theatre watch for me, but I'd probably give it a look on Netflix. Unless the reviews are stellar, then a big screen is worth the trip.
     
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    I love "Cats". The trailer looks different than the stage show, but quite wonderful. Fortunately there are plays, musicals, art exhibitions, and movies for everyone. I know some people don't get "Cats".

    As for "The Lion King", I am disappointed that the stage show wasn't filmed. I've seen the animated version.
     
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    I love the production design in that trailer, especially the way the scale made the actors roughly the size of house cats.

    But I wish they'd just stuck with costumes and creature makeup instead of that "digital fur". It really falls into that uncanny valley effect for me.
     
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    You and Hal Prince. I heard an interview that said he was asked to direct it, but didn’t get it at all. He thought it might be some allegory about 19th century politics but when he suggested this AL Webber just replied sheepishly that it was “just about cats”.
     
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    The trailer was amazing-can't wait to see the film..
     
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    All professional stage shows are filmed but they are mostly kept in the company's archives rather than getting a release on dvd. Of the 25 professional stage shows that I have been in,only one was ever released on disc.
     
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    Which is a shame, I would buy so many shows if they got released. Once they close on Broadway they should release them so we can continue to enjoy them. I really don’t think it would effect tours or revivals as much as they fear.
     
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    wow!

    my brain was thinking Benigni's Pinocchio. lol no no no! this looks stunning, that one wasn't.

    blind buy for me in 4K/bluray set. won't see in theater
     
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    Plus there are a ton of people who might like to see them, but will never, ever make it to Broadway.
     
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    The problem is that many Broadway shows can take several years before they are staged in other countries..In Australia it was over 5 years before we got to see BOOK OF MORMON. HAMILTON won't open here until 2021 - 6 years after it's Broadway premiere.. That is an extremely long time to wait. So don't expect any film version or dvd release for many years.Opera ,Ballet and many British stage shows can be seen in cinemas .Sometimes a couple of shows are shown every week. Many stage shows,including Broadway and West-End shows can also be legally streamed on-line. for a very small price. It has been many years since we have seen a stage show broadcast on television in Australia. Revivals are a huge money making event. This is also another reason that some shows will never make it to dvd or be filmed .
     
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    CATS took an incredible 38 years to be filmed. LES MISERABLES took 27 years to be filmed so don't expect HAMILTON and BOOK OF MORMON to be filmed for perhaps many decades.
     
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    Correct. Neither has played to an empty seat in New York since they opened, so there is absolutely no rush to bring those musicals to the screen. Much too much money to be made from Broadway runs and national and international tours of these smashes.
     
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    I’m still waiting for a movie version of “Wicked”!
     
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    There is a PBS Great Performances recording of Hamilton with that was filmed with the original Broadway cast in 2016 shortly before they started moving on to other projects. However it will likely sit on the shelf until sometime in the 2020s. And no word as to whether they try to sell it as a Fathom Event or streaming experience first, sort of like how "Sesame Street" has its first run on HBO now, and then shows up on PBS nine months later.
     
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    What fairly recent Broadway super-hits got made into movies fastest?

    "Rent" took 9 years.

    Anything faster?
     
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    They did that in 1939! ;)
     
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    "Mamma Mia" was 9 years from London to Film (8 from Broadway to Film).
     
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    The musical version of Kismet premiered on Broadway in 1953, and was made into a film in 1955, two years later.

    EDIT: Sorry, missed the recent part, so ignore this post.
     
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    Ignore? You should be BANNED from the Internet forever! :D
     

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