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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
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2013-02-20 11:48:26 AM  
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2013-02-20 11:56:22 AM  
idiotscantplan.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-20 12:09:58 PM  
I'm waiting for the novelization of the stage version of the film
 
2013-02-20 01:35:47 PM  
I bet "The Sound of Music" would make a good play too.
 
2013-02-20 01:58:44 PM  
Saw Les Mis many years ago on Broadway. It was pretty good. It really made me appreciate the talent it takes to be an unknown understudy (damn right I went to the cheapie Wed matinee) on Broadway.
 
2013-02-20 01:58:44 PM  
Y'know, if they took a few of the songs out of that movie "The Producers", I bet it'd still be funny.
 
2013-02-20 02:01:53 PM  

hubcity: Y'know, if they took a few of the songs out of that movie "The Producers", I bet it'd still be funny.


I see it. I see it. Turn turn kick turn.
 
2013-02-20 02:04:42 PM  

BunkoSquad: I'm waiting for the novelization of the stage version of the film


I'd buy the audiobook of that.
 
2013-02-20 02:05:29 PM  
Fark that noise...

When's the FPS version coming out?
 
2013-02-20 02:11:10 PM  

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
 
2013-02-20 02:20:29 PM  
Yeah, they could put a theme park together with a bunch of stuff from that movie, too.  Like, actually build some of the palaces in that "France" country they made up.
 
2013-02-20 02:20:41 PM  
Wait.. but... it was literally just back. Like, I saw the 2th Anniversary tour in December. It hasn't been gone at all?
 
2013-02-20 02:23:28 PM  

error 303: Wait.. but... it was literally just back. Like, I saw the 2th Anniversary tour in December. It hasn't been gone at all?


Do you pronounce that as "tooth"?
 
2013-02-20 02:29:42 PM  

victrin: error 303: Wait.. but... it was literally just back. Like, I saw the 2th Anniversary tour in December. It hasn't been gone at all?

Do you pronounce that as "tooth"?


I do.
 
2013-02-20 02:36:45 PM  

error 303: Wait.. but... it was literally just back. Like, I saw the 2th Anniversary tour in December. It hasn't been gone at all?


If it's touring, it's -- by definition -- not "on Broadway". At least, that particular production of it isn't.

Inception and Xzibit jokes aside, they aren't making a new version -- they're just reopening the show on Broadway
 
2013-02-20 02:37:00 PM  
Which means The Miserables - Chris Farley.
 
2013-02-20 02:46:13 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-20 02:55:48 PM  
Done in three.
 
2013-02-20 03:11:26 PM  
I wonder if they're ever going to make a movie of Miss Saigon.

The world is ready for a Vietnam War movie musical, right?
 
2013-02-20 03:11:51 PM  
I bet Phantom of the Opera would be better on stage than on film.
 
2013-02-20 03:13:00 PM  

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?
 
2013-02-20 03:13:09 PM  

BunkoSquad: I'm waiting for the novelization of the stage version of the film


Then of course they'll have to serialize the novel...
 
2013-02-20 03:16:13 PM  

QueenMamaBee: I bet Phantom of the Opera would be better on stage than on film.


How can losing those fifty or so close=ups of Emmy Rossum's "dull surprise" expression possibly be considered an improvement?
 
2013-02-20 03:19:58 PM  

BunkoSquad: I'm waiting for the novelization of the stage version of the film


Dibs on the movie rights.
 
2013-02-20 03:21:01 PM  
I think I would enjoy a cartoon version of The Lion King.
 
2013-02-20 03:31:43 PM  
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.
 
2013-02-20 03:35:04 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.


U mad?
 
2013-02-20 03:36:57 PM  

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?


Don't steal bread even if you're hungry.
 
2013-02-20 03:37:14 PM  

BunkoSquad: I'm waiting for the novelization of the stage version of the film

of the stage version of the novel

/I got your point, I just wanted to represent reality
//What other things could we toss in to make it more ridiculous? Motown? Cliff's Notes? Bollywood, no wait, I think I've broken something with that last one.
 
2013-02-20 03:38:11 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.


You mad bro?

And the French did it first.
 
2013-02-20 03:43:13 PM  

gunga galunga: I wonder if they're ever going to make a movie of Miss Saigon.

The world is ready for a Vietnam War movie musical, right?


It's kind of a downer.  They should remake it as a romantic comedy with Ashton Kutcher.
 
2013-02-20 03:43:56 PM  
I'm so Old, the first time I saw this show it was with the original Broadway Cast BEFORE it opened on Broadway (it debuted in America at the Kennedy Center in DC before going to Broadway-thanks to a ticket snafu I ended up sitting in the box next to the President's (of the US) Box-but he wasn't there that night (pretty sure it was Bush the Elder at the time)
 
2013-02-20 03:44:00 PM  

gunga galunga: The world is ready for a Vietnam War movie musical, right?


(To the tune of Tonight from West Side Story)
Tonight, tonight
Me love you long time tonight
Is only 50 dollars
American GI...

"Napalm keeps falling on my Head"

"If I Were a Rich Minh"

and

"Cheer up Charlie"
 
2013-02-20 03:54:31 PM  

farkeruk: gunga galunga: The world is ready for a Vietnam War movie musical, right?

(To the tune of Tonight from West Side Story)
Tonight, tonight
Me love you long time tonight
Is only 50 dollars
American GI...

"Napalm keeps falling on my Head"

"If I Were a Rich Minh"

and

"Cheer up Charlie"


It'd be cool if they could "land" a full size helicopter on stage
 
2013-02-20 03:57:37 PM  

farkeruk: "Cheer up Charlie"


Ya know, I am surprised what with all the movies being made into musicals, Broadway has yet to try Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

/which would of course be based on the 1971 film version based on the book
 
2013-02-20 03:57:51 PM  

gunga galunga: QueenMamaBee: I bet Phantom of the Opera would be better on stage than on film.

How can losing those fifty or so close=ups of Emmy Rossum's "dull surprise" expression possibly be considered an improvement?


Cast Kristen Stewart on stage, same effect
 
2013-02-20 04:00:51 PM  

gunga galunga: farkeruk: "Cheer up Charlie"

Ya know, I am surprised what with all the movies being made into musicals, Broadway has yet to try Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

/which would of course be based on the 1971 film version based on the book


I'm not a big fan of musicals.... but yeah, I'm totally with you there.  I'd even go see it.  (I've seen one musical in my life: Avenue Q)
 
2013-02-20 04:14:09 PM  
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2013-02-20 04:16:17 PM  
Not surprising- the 25th anniversary production has been touring the country for a while now.  I live in Pittsburgh and went to the show about a month ago.  It was completely full, and tickets went fast.  Might as well make the money while it's hot again.
 
2013-02-20 04:19:44 PM  

gunga galunga: farkeruk: "Cheer up Charlie"

Ya know, I am surprised what with all the movies being made into musicals, Broadway has yet to try Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

/which would of course be based on the 1971 film version based on the book


Sam Medes is doing it right now.
 
2013-02-20 04:41:10 PM  

T.M.S.: gunga galunga: farkeruk: "Cheer up Charlie"

Ya know, I am surprised what with all the movies being made into musicals, Broadway has yet to try Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

/which would of course be based on the 1971 film version based on the book

Sam Medes is doing it right now.


I was about to say "cool", but I've read a couple of articles about it and have yet to see one confirming that the original songs have been kept.
 
2013-02-20 04:41:34 PM  

bborchar: Not surprising- the 25th anniversary production has been touring the country for a while now.  I live in Pittsburgh and went to the show about a month ago.  It was completely full, and tickets went fast.  Might as well make the money while it's hot again.


That's where all of the money is made -- roadshow without AEA actors. Most of the time the Broadway show is just a marketing tool to help sell the roadshow.
 
2013-02-20 04:41:39 PM  
I always thought they should have made a novelization of The Passion of the Christ.
 
2013-02-20 05:26:09 PM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: BunkoSquad: I'm waiting for the novelization of the stage version of the film of the stage version of the novel

/I got your point, I just wanted to represent reality
//What other things could we toss in to make it more ridiculous? Motown? Cliff's Notes? Bollywood, no wait, I think I've broken something with that last one.


Graphic novel.
 
2013-02-20 05:33:24 PM  

uknesvuinng: [i.imgur.com image 400x320]




There is a Kung-fu musical in the works right now. Bruce Lee bio thing. Jimi Hendrix is a character. Lots of martial arts. Cool stuff like that.
 
2013-02-20 06:15:37 PM  
Let me know when the Syfy channel makes a TV show out of it and then cancels it after they show a cliff hanger season finally.
 
2013-02-20 06:36:54 PM  

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

Or maybe a musical.

 
2013-02-20 07:03:08 PM  
How are they going to do the extreme close-ups of everybody's face and Russel Crowe's off-key singing on stage?
 
2013-02-20 07:10:58 PM  
uknesvuinng:

First thing I thought of.
 
2013-02-20 07:40:54 PM  

gunga galunga: T.M.S.: gunga galunga: farkeruk: "Cheer up Charlie"

Ya know, I am surprised what with all the movies being made into musicals, Broadway has yet to try Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

/which would of course be based on the 1971 film version based on the book

Sam Medes is doing it right now.

I was about to say "cool", but I've read a couple of articles about it and have yet to see one confirming that the original songs have been kept.


I mean, there is already a  Willy Wonkamusical. It's shiate, but I have high hopes for Sam Mendes. I believe his will actually be called  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is, of course, the correct title.
 
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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"Master of the House. Keeper of the Zoo. Ready to relive you of a sou or two."
 
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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