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"You Must Love me (movie version)

This is truly a beautiful song and has a very touching performance by Jonathan Pryce carrying his dying wife up those long, winding stairs. Very, very sad.

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Oh What a Circus

The Actress Hasn't Learned the Lines.

She's a Diamond.

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you must love me is despicable. it has nothing to do with eva's character.

it softens her. she is a total viper and bitch. eva would never sing this song.

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Waltz for Eva and Che

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Salome wrote:
you must love me is despicable. it has nothing to do with eva's character.

it softens her. she is a total viper and bitch. eva would never sing this song.


Hard to disagree with that. It's a completely wrong-headed attempt to add a certain amount of humanity, and I'm glad that the director of the production that I'm working on right now has decided not to use it.

As for my favorite songs...

And the Money Kept Rolling In
Peron's Latest Flame
Oh What a Circus
Lament (even though I don't sing during it :wink: )

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jfmillet wrote:
Salome wrote:
you must love me is despicable. it has nothing to do with eva's character.

it softens her. she is a total viper and bitch. eva would never sing this song.


Hard to disagree with that. It's a completely wrong-headed attempt to add a certain amount of humanity, and I'm glad that the director of the production that I'm working on right now has decided not to use it.

What's wrong with trying to add some character depth?


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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
jfmillet wrote:

Hard to disagree with that. It's a completely wrong-headed attempt to add a certain amount of humanity, and I'm glad that the director of the production that I'm working on right now has decided not to use it.

What's wrong with trying to add some character depth?


Nothing...if it's warranted, and done well. However, that's where the adjective wrong-headed comes in. I don't know anyone who before the movie said "ya know, Evita just needs one more song to make Eva seem human." It was a tacked on song, solely written to get an Oscar nomination.

Plus, it doesn't work within the construct of the show. The show was born out of a biography that Tim Rice read which painted Eva in a very negative light. To add that song to try and soften her is not staying true to the source material.

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It's not specifically written from the biography, so the light of one book really isn't required to be adhered to. I agree that it wasn't done in the best way, but there is nothing wrong with giving life and depth to Eva, instead of the characature a lot seem to want her as.


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Has anyone suggested "The Lady's got potential"?

Good scene opening in film.


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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
There is nothing wrong with giving life and depth to Eva, instead of the characature a lot seem to want her as.


It doesn't give life and depth, it creates a contradictive character, it also skews the point of the show out of focus.

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In the context of the movie that it was written for, it is not contradictory, it creates a circle. She starts out weak and scared, claws her way to the top by any means (and any man) only to have all of the security and certainty she fought for whipped away by things she cannot control, becoming weak and scared again. She is grasping for a certainty, say that "you must."


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Mungojerrie_rt wrote:
In the context of the movie that it was written for, it is not contradictory.


The movie as a whole misses the point anyway, pretending the show is a Eva Peron biography and not a political pamphlet, which it ought to be.

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