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I blame Rock and Roll for the decline of showtunes. NOT the quality, but the popularity.

Darn Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Bollywood is the shiz. Watch Kabi Kushi Kabhi Gham.

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Wavy Blue wrote:
I blame Rock and Roll for the decline of showtunes. NOT the quality, but the popularity.

Darn Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Bollywood is the shiz. Watch Kabi Kushi Kabhi Gham.



haven't seen it yet, but it stars shahrukh khan... like one of the biggest bollywoods stars... i can't wait to check this flick out!!!! have you seen kal ho na ho???? i never cry at movies, but this movie... cried. oh man..such a great one.

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Topic moved to the WSS forum.

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Ohh that's what it was.
I was thinking "Is this REALLY here too?!"

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Wavy Blue wrote:
I blame Rock and Roll for the decline of showtunes. NOT the quality, but the popularity.

Darn Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Bollywood is the shiz. Watch Kabi Kushi Kabhi Gham.


I mainly blame the SCOTUS for voting to allow movies to be made into videos, which in turn has led to DVD's, DVD players, and, ultimately Blu-Ray.
Inotherwords, the home entertainment business has all but killed off the movie business.


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Wavy Blue wrote:
I blame Rock and Roll for the decline of showtunes. NOT the quality, but the popularity.

Darn Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Bollywood is the shiz. Watch Kabi Kushi Kabhi Gham.


whoa. This thread now includes all four of my favorite things, thanks to this post! The Beatles, Bob Dylan, West Side Story, and Bollywood!



anyway...

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broadwaybirdie wrote:
Wavy Blue wrote:
I blame Rock and Roll for the decline of showtunes. NOT the quality, but the popularity.

Darn Beatles and Bob Dylan.

Bollywood is the shiz. Watch Kabi Kushi Kabhi Gham.


whoa. This thread now includes all four of my favorite things, thanks to this post! The Beatles, Bob Dylan, West Side Story, and Bollywood!



anyway...


Did anyone see the West Side Story parody in this past week's episode of Flight of the Conchords? Very funny stuff...


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Yes! I thought it was one of the funniest things ever.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/02 ... 20Feelings


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Yes! I thought it was one of the funniest things ever.

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/02 ... 20Feelings


Just saw this for the first time. Thanks for the late-morning chuckles.


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satch wrote:
awww so what if this thread is already made before. so wssfan has a passion for west side story. i think it's pretty neat. personally i never seen this thread and right now i'm checking out west side story and i think i'm gonna rent it tonight .

i hate the decline of society thru the ages.... back in the day you had great movie musical movies like your my fair lady or your sound of music or west side story.. now the closest thing you have to a musical for the current generation that's new out in the theatres is "high school musical 3".

well i guess sweeney todd should deserve some credit.

but still. *shakes fist*


Hi, satch! I know I'm late in responding, but thanks for coming to my defense.


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satch wrote:
i find this topic very bizarre .

although i'm not into theatre as most of you here. i haven't acted on stage nor do i know much about theatre (but i'm learning).

but i'm Indian and in my culture, our movies are ...basically musicals.....any movie you watch that's bollywood... you'll see action.. then they break into song....then action.. then song.

so in a way, i just...i dont consider high school musical to really even be ...well.....a musical. it's just... a western version attempt of bollywood.


i guess i consider a musical a musical if it's performed on stage.

i do agree with the impact of Rent. that is a great movie. and i really think movies can help introduce certain musicals to people who normally wouldn't be into that sort of thing.

for instance, high school musical introduced theatre to my lil sis and she was never into that. so i think stuff like legally blonde, hsm, wicked!, etc can be beneficial.

but i dunno. i guess we all have our favs.

i tried listening to the west side story soundtrack and it's a great soundtrack.. but i will never get the full experience unless i seen the production and/or movie.

it's like what i tried to do with Into the Woods.... i listened to the soundtrack only.. i got confused and couldn't understand it... in fact i didn't like it because it was too confusing... but when i saw the production, i fell in love with it. it made sense.

so yes, i do think the visuals are probably if not as impt as the actual audio recording.

sorry if i rambled.


Hi, satch! It's been awhile. How've you been doing? I'm well..hope you are, too.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand; you're not rambling at all. As funny as this may seem, the CD soundtrack to the film version of West Side Story is my alltime favorite movie soundtrack, because I visualize the movie in my head every time I listen to the CD soundtrack to the film version of WSS.

I do, however, agree with you about listening to the CD soundtrack of the original Broadway stage production of West Side Story; one can't fully experience it without seeing it on the stage. This, I believe, is true of most musicals, be they stage, or movie versions.


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I loved the movie.......................until I found out that Anita and Maria had much of their vocals dubbed!!!!!! Totally ruined it for me!


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