1982 movie vs. 1999 movie
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Author:  superwickedfan33 [ Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  1982 version

The 80's version is my fave for many reasons including:

The stellar cast-Quinn, Finney, Peters, Curry, Burnett...etc.
They all were on their "A" game in the movie.

The cinematography made the movie feel like one of those classic musicals.

The music was great. Unlike some, I feel that the music that was written for the movie is somewhat better (save "Why Change A Thing?" "A New Deal For Christmas", and "Something Was Missing". The first and last song should have been included in the movie, because they broaden the characters.) The only problem that I had with the original movie was the second to last scene where Annie tears the check up and runs up the bridge. I mean seriously? Would any kid climb up that thing?

I also thougtht that the cabinet scene could have been included in the movie also. It would have let you see more of Roosvelt.

Besides that, the movie is amazing!

Author:  lonewriter [ Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:47 pm ]
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the 1999 version is my favorite, I watch it all the time and I have to cast album. I haven't seen the old movie in years so I don't really remember any of it.

Author:  Salome [ Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:35 pm ]
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then you cant say its your favorite.

the 1982 has the superior cast by far.

Author:  elphieglinda16 [ Sat May 01, 2010 6:07 am ]
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Watched both, like both, prefer 1982. End of story. Gotta love drunk Miss Hannigan. :)

Author:  Thejazzy [ Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1982 movie vs. 1999 movie

the 1982 is better by far is more girtty and that's how it should be I just felt the 1999 had been made to cheesy and a bit to sweet for my liking and I felt that Kathey Bates was not mean enough as miss hannigan. and I dont like the songs as much it was to happy and Christmasy

Author:  Brother Marvin Hinten, S. [ Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:35 pm ]
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Take the 1982 cast, give them the '99 script. That's the movie I want in my head.

Author:  Miraeg [ Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:44 pm ]
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I really enjoy the movie better then the tv movie

Author:  The Duchess of Mint [ Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:19 am ]
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Dear Salome,

I personally love the 1982 movie, but I really, really like Grace, and her heartfelt reprise of "Tomorrow" from the T.V. movie.

I'm almost surprised that you like the theatrical movie, because, although the cast IS spectacular, you don't seem to me to be the type who'd like the T.V. movie much. I think that it's safe to assume that you DO like the original, 1977 Broadway version best...

Some complain endlessly about the fact that Miss Hannigan should be a truly cruel, inexcusable woman, and that Carol turned her into a horny, lonely, sympathetic lush. Carol was horny and lonely, and Kathy was just mean, but I saw "Annie" onstage sooo long ago that I can't REMEMBER exactly how the STAGE Hannigan is portrayed, except that I THINK that she's portrayed as a total drunk, who has a true cruel streak... (?)

In the new movie, Hannigan seems to be more conflicted than even Carol's Hannigan was. I'm wondering if people will be FOREVER arguing about what Hannigan's personality should be like.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Salome wrote:
I hatedt he tv film. it sugar coatedt he story even more. took out Hannigans drinking, ..everyone was miscast except Cumming.

The 1982 film had a cast of legends. the great Albeert Finney as Warbucks, Comic master Carol Burnett as Hannigan , Tim Curry,Bernadette Peters,Ann Reinking,Edward Herrmann,Geoffry holder. amazing really.

The film wasnt great, but the tv version was a disaster.

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