What does "The Last Starfighter" have in common with "Little Shop Of Horrors"?

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  1. John Kilduff

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    The answer:

    "The Last Starfighter" is going to be an off-Broadway musical! Follow the link.

    So "The Last Starfighter", that 80s favorite, is the latest movie to become a musical.

    Any thoughts on that from people who have seen this movie?

    Here are a few more questions:

    1.) Do you think it's a good idea to turn movies into on and off-Broadway musicals?

    2.) If you think it's a good idea, what titles do you think would make good musicals?

    I know I asked the second question several years back, but I didn't want to bring an old topic back from the dead since it's generally not approved of. Also, we've gotten quite a few new members since I last asked it.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Proud to be part of this group of knowledgable movie fans.
     
  2. Dan Rudolph

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    I've always wanted a James Bond musical myself.
     
  3. Ernest Rister

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    Strangely enough, there's a "Silence of the Lambs" Musical already written. I haven't heard any of the music, but the lyrics are kinda funny.

    But, seriously, if the musical version is done right (a la "Hairspray" and "The Full Monty") there no reason that no film is adaptable.

    I, personally, would like to see a "Room With a View" musical.

    Rafael.
     
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    *falls off chair with laughter* (Ernest, Mel Brooks couldn't have come up with a better idea! Bravo! [​IMG] )

    The only way "The Last Starfighter: The Musical" has any prayer of making money is if someone unfreezes ol' Prof. Harold Hill and makes Xur a complete fop. The film just did not have a flexible enough premise to work in a musical except as parody.
     
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    This just reminds me of the Simpsons Episode with the dinner theater featuring Mark Hamill.
    *to the theme of 'luck be a lady'*

    "Luke be a Jedi toniiiight."
     
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    "Doooooo it for Yoda while we get our guests a soda!" [​IMG]
     
  9. CraigL

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    There was a Star Wars musical written as well. No joke. There's a demo in the theater community of it.
     

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