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If there was a new Carousel movie... 
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Post If there was a new Carousel movie...
Which talented, but bankable, celebrities would play which roles?

Billy: Hugh Jackman
Enoch: Matthew Broderick, David Hyde Pierce
Jigger: Jesse L. Martin

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Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:18 pm
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i agree with hugh...david and jesse. perfect.


Julie..Kate Winslet
Mrs. MUllins..Jessica Lange
Star Keeper..Mickey Rooney

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i was thinking, as to some of the smaller roles...

David Bascombe: Kelsey Grammar
Starkeeper: Christopher Lloyd
Aunt Nettie: (because she's EVERYWHERE) Queen Latifah
Carrie: Kirsten Bell

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Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:24 am
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Nevermind the casting, I wonder if a new Carousel movie would work. It's rather dated. It would have to be reconceived both in story and musical arrangement.

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pounce..it has been recoceived didnt you see the revival 10 years ago? or at least hear the cast recording for it?

its brilliant.

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Is the line "when a man hits you it feels like a kiss" still in it?

Just out of curiosity...


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Pounce wrote:
It's rather dated.

There's no such thing.

Pounce wrote:
It would have to be reconceived both in story and musical arrangement.

There isn't much difference between the arrangements for Carousel and the arrangements for a typical movie soundtrack today. How do you think you're going to "reconceive" - add breakbeats?

If Carousel can't be a hit movie today on it's own merits (and I'm not sure that's true), no amount of "reconceiving" will make it one.


Incidentally, thinking about quality instead of marketability for a second, I dislike every musical arrangement of Carousel I've heard - but generally, whenever anyone tries "improve" or "update" or "reconceive" arrangements, he creates more problems than he fixes. The same goes for "reconceived" stories. And while I'm not going to pretend the Carousel story is perfect, there's no one of comparable ability to Molnar or Hammerstein working in musical theater today, so there's no one qualified to do it anyway.

going_like_elsie wrote:
Is the line "when a man hits you it feels like a kiss" still in it?

Never was in the first place.


Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:50 am
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I really like the racial angle added to the 90's revivals, in which Carrie and Nettie are black. It solidified the "I love you even though I'm better than you" undertones that Enoch perpetually expresses halfheartedly in most productions.

I still stand by many of my original casting suggestions, but have to say, if they want this movie to be a success, they should follow along the lines of the most recent revivals and cast people with standard Broadway musical theater voices, and not opera singers, in the leads. The American public will not deal well with metaopera (re: Sweeney Todd).

PS: My director said, when I was in Carousel, "I always think that the Starkeeper is, in fact, God- but a man has to get away from his work sometimes."

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i think carrie bein black doesnt work for te same reason you think it does. i'd rather a black julie. audra was a better julie than she was a carrie anyway.

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And now it sounds like this project is officially on, and Jackman and Hudson really are in talks for it. Which roles, I don't know (at least for Hudson, that is).

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jennifer hudson..yuck this ruins the whole thing...what are they thinking?????

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Well, sal, who would you cast instead, assuming the Golden Hollywood Rule of mostly bankable stars and no one whose voice is too operatic?

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