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Author:  Apples2for10 [ Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:50 am ]
Post subject:  Question about title song

At the point in the show that the title song occurs, Mrs. Potts has not been exactly an active character in terms of the Objects. So why does she get the juicy assignment of singing the title song at the first real moment that Beast shows that he loves Belle? And don't say it's because she sings it in the movie; I'm talking purely from a story/character viewpoint. Lumiere and Cogsworth are much more active in the story; hell, have Cogsworth sing "Beauty and the Beast"! He's the only Object that doesn't have his own song. Even if Mrs. Potts doesn't sing the title song, she would still have the "Home Reprise" to herself.

Author:  Vanessa20 [ Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about title song

According to IMDB.com, Angela Lansbury herself didn't think the song was suited to the character. But the producers had her record it anyway, "in case nothing else worked." And apparently nothing else did.

Author:  Rorgg [ Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about title song

The core answer is probably "because Angela Lansbury." And, that's probably enough.

Author:  Apples2for10 [ Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about title song

Vanessa20 wrote:
According to IMDB.com, Angela Lansbury herself didn't think the song was suited to the character. But the producers had her record it anyway, "in case nothing else worked." And apparently nothing else did.


Now that you mention it, out of the vocal cast from the animated film, Angie does have the easiest to listen to voice.

Author:  thatsgoodtoo [ Sun May 10, 2015 9:40 am ]
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Rorgg wrote:
The core answer is probably "because Angela Lansbury." And, that's probably enough.


I think you're right. Angela Lansbury negates dramaturgy, end of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSi58VX9XnA

i try and watch this version without emotions..... :clap: :) :D :clap:

Love Angela.

Author:  Apples2for10 [ Sun May 10, 2015 5:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Question about title song

I'm not really sure what you mean by that. Are you implying that Angela doesn't take dramatic context seriously?

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