>you're not the son of god!
>you're nothing but a fraud!
I love this movie. I saw it live and Herod stole the show; he descended to the stage from a giant 'H' lit up with fat lightbulbs.
>tfw bass masterrace and can hit Caiaphas' low notes
>Cinematography (from Greek: kίνημα, kinema "movements" and γράφειν, graphein "to record") is the science or art of motion-picture photography by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as film stock.
Seth Rudetsky, Broadway super geek. He's like a gay musical savant.
Started in the 80s playing keys in the original Broadway run of Les Mis. Did tons more shows as conductor and pianist throughout the 80s + 90s and became the go-to audition pianist. Now he does one man shows, hosts a weekly Broadway show on Sirius XM and writes musicals.
He knows literally everyone in the industry. He's great. Check out all his "Deconstruction" videos and you'll see how knowledgeable and hyper he is.
superior french version
Been there, that place was awesome,
It is completely filled with shit now.
for someone who's had a history with les mis, he sure sounds pretty dumb talking about it
>wtf, what does 'sack the girl' even mean, why didn't they just say 'fire the girl' lol
>what the hell is a palaver?
>hurr durr javert is dumb because he chased valjean over bread
A Chorus Line is within my top 5 favourite musicals. I was in a (pretty mediocre) community theatre production of it. I played a merged role of Mark and Greg because we didn't have enough people. Me and most of the cast didn't know how to dance well. Most productions of ACL used the original broadway choreo because it's so iconic, but we didn't which wouldn't have made me so disappointed if the choreo we were taught was actually good. the producer and director of the show also only did this show because they wanted to spite a director they fell out with who said she was going to do it. we had such a good cast, we just had weak direction.
I would honestly rank JCS high up with Les Mis on how solid it is as a musical. I hate Andrew Lloyd Webber, but god damn if JCS isn't a good show.
And yeah, Sondheim is GOAT musical theatre composer.
death note the musical sounds like it was written by someone who does fandub covers of anime OPs and attends weeb conventions
>jason robert brown
I'm not a music student nor have i ever studied it but i find that what he composes musically sounds corny. it sounds like what a teenager who is going in an indie phase would compose sometimes.
damn that sounds unfortunate anon. at least you got to sing the show though. Every adaptation of it (the movie, new revival and the documentary it spawned) has been pretty disappointing. I don't think they'll ever recapture the magic of the original cast/show.
Fell in love with the new Maggie though.
you're the guy that upped Floyd Collins and Far From Heaven for me, right? Did you still want that Bridges of Madison County bootleg?
>Budget: 425,000 USD
Christ, this really goes to show you how AAA film studios are really full of shit with their $100 million + budgets and piles of shit with glitter sprinkled on top.
>death note the musical sounds like it was written by someone who does fandub covers of anime OPs and attends weeb conventions
I haven't heard Death Note so I have no opinion on that but he's done plenty of other shows like Jekyll and Hyde and Dracula the musical which are phenomenal
>I'm not a music student nor have i ever studied it but i find that what he composes musically sounds corny. it sounds like what a teenager who is going in an indie phase would compose sometimes.
What shows are you talking about specifically?
yeah, i had some of the most fun lines in the whole show.
to put in perspective how good our cast was, our val was accepted into juliard. i feel bad that this show was her last community theatre show before she went to ny.
and yeah, revival maggie is a qt
in trousers is musically his best work
i couldn't get into a new brain either. falsettos as a whole is my favourite show of his, i read an essay online that analyzes the first act (falsettos is two one-act shows performed as one) and it shows how in depth the characters are.
>Jason Robert Brown
He's my guy. He's often very corny but, like, we're talking about musical theatre here. You couldn't have a ballad as good as "Still Hurting" without a little corniness.
That said Parade isn't corny at all.
I already knew them I just didn't have the mp3s. They're pretty impossible to get without $$$. Have you discovered anything good in your collection?
yeah I always hear how good he is but for me his stuff is more density than quality. I do need to sit and give them a proper listen though. I can't argue with Chip Zien.
Parade isn't corny at all
I'm honestly really shitty at getting through my collection But Mark Baron's Frankenstein and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer were both really great
Cinematography is more than pretty pictures.
Fucking Kubrick ruined a generation of people I swear and now I have to read every pleb fuck praise pretty produced IMDB cinematography shit.
but which one of us is the gayest senpai?
fuck it. I'm going to convert at least one of you fuckers to Jason Robert Brown before the day is out.
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ayy that was me. the one who gave you a d/l link too right? glad you dig it.
If you get bored of that album (which will be never) check out the revival cast album w/ Neil Patrick Harris. It's ultimately incomparable, but you'll get bored if you just listen to the original cast recording over and over.
fun related fact in pic.
Did you manage to check out A Little Night Music as well? That's as earwormy as Assassins, if not more.
Citizen Kane has the GOAT cinematography and shows that an average movie with GOAT cinematography become a GOAT movie.
No, he also reccd Gypsy and Pacific Overtures, most of Sondheim really.
But only ever got around to Assassins.
>check out the revival cast album w/ Neil Patrick Harris.
That sounds cool, NPH is cool.
And I haven't gotten to A Little Night Music yet which is ironic because it's what I wanted to hear the most, I'll try to get to it tomorrow.
If they had done an Assassins adaptation in the 90's do you think Bowie would've tried to be in it? That would've been fantastic. Shit, did Bowie even do any other musical movies besides Labyrinth?
And thank you again for all the albums.
Yeah Bowie did a British movie musical called Absolute Beginners released the same year as Labyrinth, but I haven't seen it so I can't comment on how good that is. Looks funky.
Definitely get around to A Little Night Music, I think it'll consume you as much as Assassins. Original Recording is a must, but the 2010 revival album with Catherine Zeta Jones actually stands on its own. It has all the speech too so you get more of the story:
Oh and I remember you said you got Pacific Overtures? Well I downloaded that link and it was the shitty English National Opera recording which was a terrible revival (none of the cast were Japanese) and wasn't mic'd up properly, hence it sounds echoey and you couldn't hear any of the words. It was such a bad recording they released a re-mastered version of it last year. Get the original album asap.
It does look funky, but also looks interesting visually. Probably not worth watching though.
And yeah, I just checked the Pacific Overtures download, it sounds horrible.
I'll check to see if they have the original on /r/Cast Recordings.
And I think you gave me the original of A Little Night Music last time.
By the way, would you happen to know if the La Jolla cast recording of Hunchback came out yet?
I know they released The Belles of Notre Dame as a single, I have that already.
yeah I heard that and am waiting for it. It's likely not out yet. I'm not that big a fan of the music though :\
btw did you find out who the song "Unworthy Of Your Love" is about yet? gave me many keks
so close to perfection it's not even funny
any love for this movie?
ah nevermind. it's about a famous "Charlie" and a "Jodie" and it gets laughs when their identities are revealed in the show.
Hunchback is the same old post-Phantom, Wildhorne-esque soap operetta that just doesn't jive with me. I just prefer more complexity.
Charlie and Jodie, not ringing any bells for me.
I really wish I could see the show.
>Hunchback is the same old post-Phantom, Wildhorne-esque soap operetta that just doesn't jive with me. I just prefer more complexity.
I can understand that. The only truly memorable songs are Belles of Notre Dame and Hellfire.
Also, I gotta ask, what's your favorite Disney soundtrack? Or which do you think is best? In my opinion it's Hercules.
it's in the lyrics anon. it makes more sense in the show I guess.
In general my taste is musicals that push boundaries and expand the form, just as Bernstein and Rodgers and Hammerstein did before (they were technical innovators on the level of Stravinsky, but that's a whole other story).
Disney is great because it's for kids so it only exists on pure melodic terms. You can't really beat Alan Menken or the original Disney renaissance. But my all time fav is now Enchanted. How Do You Know is a masterpiece. No one else agrees with me :(
I'll need to relisten to it, I never imported the music in my iTunes for some reason.
And I haven't seen Enchanted in a long time, but How Do You Know is a great song.
If it makes you feel any better I don't think anybody agrees with me on how amazing Snoopy: The Musical is.
Do you have a favorite musical? Or one you think pushed boundaries the most (besides Oklahoma)?
I really like Les Mis and Phantom, but I grew up on them.
I love the Snoopy musical. Kristen Chenowith's first big break.
Good you know about Oklahoma, that was a real departure for modern theatre. All the other boundary pushing ones you know because Sondheim did nearly all of them. Company was the first non-linear musical and takes place as a series of disconnected flash backs. Merrily We Roll Along was a fucked up narrative of kids acting out the lives of adults who were recollecting their memories backwards so they'd grow younger as the show went on... that was wayyy too weird for musical theatre in the 70s.
Sunday in the Park with George has the strangest 2nd act in the history of musical theatre...
His entire career challenges convention.
There's also Michael John LaChuisa who puts on insanely epic musicals that are opera length. Giant, his last masterpiece, was like four hours, in three Acts, and every song is amazing. There are more...
also 4 simultaneous musical threads on /tv/ today holy shit is this a dream?
I thought it might be Charles Manson.
>the guy on the song is the guy who attempted to assassinate reagan
It's too bad he didn't succeed.
>Merrily We Roll Along was a fucked up narrative of kids acting out the lives of adults who were recollecting their memories backwards so they'd grow younger as the show went on... that was wayyy too weird for musical theatre in the 70s.
But is it good?
>Sunday in the Park with George
I forgot about that one, I need to watch it still.
There's other theater threads up? I tried to make one a while back and it died almost immediately.
time travelling a century forward to follow George's descendent, who can also confide in the ghost of his great great mother to sort out his feelings about Art, is straight forward to you? It's a complete left turn from the First Act.
Merrily is amazing but you'll basically be confused to the actual plot until you see it live. George Costanza plays a major role! Opening Doors is one of the best songs in musical theatre.
Sunday in the Park is on DVD so you can just watch that. It won the Pulitzer that year!
it's suplosed to represent a parallel between the two time periods and how both artists are struggling for their art with georges being consumed in his obsession with perfection and george being under pressure with not living up to expectations.
sure I get the subtext. It's just a weird left turn is all and completely unheard of in musicals up till then. George was trying to get all experimental theatre on us.
It's also a parallel of Sondheim himself, as Chromolume #8 is a stand in for Sunday in the Park, which was his eighth musical, and he had recently suffered a huge artistic flop with Merrily. So the whole show is like his 8 1/2
London revival (Sondheim approved) was available to buy on VOD (digitaltheatre dotcom) but the rights expired. I have it, but you can only stream and it's DRM'd. It might be available in the US somewhere.
this, sound of music, hamilton and one other I forgot.
I forgot Jason Robert Brown's Last 5 Years. That has a Memento structure (scenes going forward intersecting with scenes going backwards and they sync in the middle). It doesn't entirely work but the songs are wonderful and it's sung-through. The movie with Anna Kendrick is underrated and virtually no one saw it.
Based Eisenstein coming in hot to crush capitalism
When a Soviet director could generate more tension in 1925 in a silent movie than all of the Marvel capeshit movies around today.
His trick: the infallible science of Marxism-Leninism.
True, the glory of Marxism-Leninism was crippled by reactionaries. At least it took down 60 gorillion bourgeoisie and Kulaks with it though.
Just like Ben "The Wall Street Sweeper" Garrison would have wanted.
Exactly. The comrades died defending the USSR's right to kill porkies.
I couldn't find a decent still but The Aviator is really gorgeous. Filmed by veteran cinematographer, Robert Richardson.