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(Yahoo)   The hit movie "Les Miserables" is headed to the stage after somebody apparently decided it might make a pretty good Broadway show   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 68
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2013-02-20 07:58:44 PM  
I am so old I was one of the people breaking into Jean Val Jean's house before Eponine ruined it.
 
2013-02-20 08:52:46 PM  

tlchwi02: Kraftwerk Orange: Fark that noise...

When's the FPS version coming out?

i heard the makers of Total War are developing an RTS based on it


No, but there really is a fighting game version. Unofficial, but hey, it's farking Les Miserables; I'll take whatever versions get made.
 
2013-02-20 09:02:00 PM  

uncleacid: Which means The Miserables - Chris Farley.


Actually, the french word miserables doesn't translate all that cleanly. The best translation would be "The Wretched", but it's got a wider sense than that. Wretched, outcast and miserable in combination- in english, miserable has a physical connotation, but the French word isn't quite as limited. Which is why the title has never been translated.
 
2013-02-20 09:04:41 PM  

Millennium: tlchwi02: Kraftwerk Orange: Fark that noise...

When's the FPS version coming out?

i heard the makers of Total War are developing an RTS based on it

No, but there really is a fighting game version. Unofficial, but hey, it's farking Les Miserables; I'll take whatever versions get made.


Uh uh. I'm not a gamer, so I'm not gonna be getting that, but really?

Though I do own two translations of the book (though I think one of 'em is going to essentially belong to my brother after he finishes it), 5 versions of the soundtrack, and two different video versions on my hard drive. So, uh...
 
2013-02-20 09:09:45 PM  

vudukungfu: Fabulous.
Just farking fabulous.
Now the entire world won't SYFU about it for another ten or so years.
Jesus farking christ on a gay pride parade float.
If every stinking person who went to gush over this frufru claptrap actually sat down and read the original farking book, I might not give a flying fark. But This is what great literature has been reduced to. A bucnch of gay -assed plastic action figures in a barf bag handed out through a drive through farking window.
No wonder our nation is full of farking illiterate morans.
Just great, America.
Go where the farking money is.
Farking fabulous.


"Can you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men....."
 
2013-02-20 09:40:19 PM  

Mugato: I always thought they should have made a novelization of The Passion of the Christ.


I want the one about the girl who hid out in her attic in Amsterdam
 
2013-02-20 09:41:31 PM  

NecoConeco: "Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men....."


FTFY.

Some of the lyric tweaks for the movie were fine. Some even good. But when they were second guessing themselves on word choice in places like that, it just felt forced.
 
2013-02-21 01:22:22 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: StRalphTheLiar: BunkoSquad: I'm waiting for the novelization of the stage version of the film

I'd buy the audiobook of that.

Can I get a Fark headline summary of the plot?


Not news: Man steals silverware. News: From priest. Fark: Priest forgives him. TotalFark: Man turns life around. UltraFark: Hilarity ensues.
 
2013-02-21 03:57:41 AM  
Singing the lines is simply unpleasant to watch. I can't make it through that dreck, and it completely wrecks my suspension of disbelief. Songs in musicals are tolerable because they explore the inner dialogue of characters and the music helps to convey the emotional state. However singing the lines just seems fatuous, it adds nothing, and I'm often left struggling to hear the dialogue through the singing.
 
2013-02-21 08:08:37 AM  

farkeruk: Mugato: I always thought they should have made a novelization of The Passion of the Christ.

I want the one about the girl who hid out in her attic in Amsterdam


I think we should dig up Jerry Lewis'  lost classic "The Day the Clown Cried" and reshoot it as a musical.
 
2013-02-21 08:44:17 AM  

farkeruk: Mugato: I always thought they should have made a novelization of The Passion of the Christ.

I want the one about the girl who hid out in her attic in Amsterdam


Helen Keller?
 
2013-02-21 08:45:35 AM  

MayoSlather: Singing the lines is simply unpleasant to watch. I can't make it through that dreck, and it completely wrecks my suspension of disbelief. Songs in musicals are tolerable because they explore the inner dialogue of characters and the music helps to convey the emotional state. However singing the lines just seems fatuous, it adds nothing, and I'm often left struggling to hear the dialogue through the singing.


So you were ok with Cop Rock.
 
2013-02-21 09:26:23 AM  

vudukungfu: Fabulous.
Just farking fabulous.
Now the entire world won't SYFU about it for another ten or so years.
Jesus farking christ on a gay pride parade float.
If every stinking person who went to gush over this frufru claptrap actually sat down and read the original farking book, I might not give a flying fark. But This is what great literature has been reduced to. A bucnch of gay -assed plastic action figures in a barf bag handed out through a drive through farking window.
No wonder our nation is full of farking illiterate morans.
Just great, America.
Go where the farking money is.
Farking fabulous.


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2013-02-21 10:27:29 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MayoSlather: Singing the lines is simply unpleasant to watch. I can't make it through that dreck, and it completely wrecks my suspension of disbelief. Songs in musicals are tolerable because they explore the inner dialogue of characters and the music helps to convey the emotional state. However singing the lines just seems fatuous, it adds nothing, and I'm often left struggling to hear the dialogue through the singing.

So you were ok with Cop Rock.


My argument was never that all musicals with spoken lines are inherently good.
 
2013-02-21 10:37:42 AM  

MayoSlather: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MayoSlather: Singing the lines is simply unpleasant to watch. I can't make it through that dreck, and it completely wrecks my suspension of disbelief. Songs in musicals are tolerable because they explore the inner dialogue of characters and the music helps to convey the emotional state. However singing the lines just seems fatuous, it adds nothing, and I'm often left struggling to hear the dialogue through the singing.

So you were ok with Cop Rock.

My argument was never that all musicals with spoken lines are inherently good.


It was a joke. I just wanted to take a moment to remind people that Cop Rock actually existed.
 
2013-02-21 12:19:13 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MayoSlather: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MayoSlather: Singing the lines is simply unpleasant to watch. I can't make it through that dreck, and it completely wrecks my suspension of disbelief. Songs in musicals are tolerable because they explore the inner dialogue of characters and the music helps to convey the emotional state. However singing the lines just seems fatuous, it adds nothing, and I'm often left struggling to hear the dialogue through the singing.

So you were ok with Cop Rock.

My argument was never that all musicals with spoken lines are inherently good.

It was a joke. I just wanted to take a moment to remind people that Cop Rock actually existed.


Why would you bring tomfoolery into such a serious discussion? just why?
 
2013-02-21 05:33:57 PM  

MayoSlather: Singing the lines is simply unpleasant to watch. I can't make it through that dreck, and it completely wrecks my suspension of disbelief. Songs in musicals are tolerable because they explore the inner dialogue of characters and the music helps to convey the emotional state. However singing the lines just seems fatuous, it adds nothing, and I'm often left struggling to hear the dialogue through the singing.


That's a rather bizarre assessment of musical theater. Your argument is with Aristotle.
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jso2897: farkeruk: Mugato: I always thought they should have made a novelization of The Passion of the Christ.

I want the one about the girl who hid out in her attic in Amsterdam

I think we should dig up Jerry Lewis'  lost classic "The Day the Clown Cried" and reshoot it as a musical


No shiat I asked him about that when we were doing Nutty Professor as a musical. There was a great deal of profanity as a response.

 
2013-02-22 05:39:08 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: farkeruk: Mugato: I always thought they should have made a novelization of The Passion of the Christ.

I want the one about the girl who hid out in her attic in Amsterdam

Helen Keller?


No, the Nazis did.  There was no one named Helen in the movie.

/Old meme, new twist.
 
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