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(New York Daily News)   Carrie Underwood reponses to the critics who panned her performance in "The Sound of Music LIve" - "Mean people need Jesus"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 98
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2013-12-09 01:00:28 PM  

propasaurus: Pretty safe to assume she's not gonna sleep with you, White Knight.


This has nothing to do with Carrie Underwood and everything to do with the ridiculous idea that performers aren't artists.
 
2013-12-09 01:03:39 PM  

rugman11: rugman11: EyeballKid: rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.

Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

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You do realize that the performance itself is an art, right?  That one need not necessarily create art to be an artist?

Is this guy an artist?

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Or this guy?

[www.nyconcertreview.com image 648x432]

Or this guy?

[spyhollywood.com image 545x365]

They're all artists who interpret and perform the works of others.  That's why the call it the farking "performing" arts.

And she's also listed as a writer on the majority of her songs on her last two albums.


Calm down, Jr. It's country music, hardly War and Peace.

Besides, hasn't all the good songs about pickup trucks, dogs and broken hearts been written already?
 
2013-12-09 01:19:03 PM  
isthisme:

Calm down, Jr. It's country music, hardly War and Peace.

Besides, hasn't all the good songs about pickup trucks, dogs and broken hearts been written already?


Yeah, they probably has.
 
2013-12-09 01:21:05 PM  

rugman11: EyeballKid: LectertheChef: That's how a real artist, a real pro, deals with it.

Well, there's your first red flag. Carrie Underwood is no artist. She's a game show winner who gets to sing other people'shiats while looking pretty.

Give it up, dude.  She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.


George Burns, Betty White, Weird Al, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Franken all have a Grammy.

Kanye has 21 frigging Grammys. They should take them all back for that goddamn video alone.

Coldplay has a goddamn grammy.

They give them to anyone, including talentless hacks.

Barking up the wrong tree my friend.

\she sure as hell won't be getting an Emmy, or an Oscar
\\but now I've said it, I'm sure she will. Then we'll know they *all* are crap
 
2013-12-09 01:25:00 PM  
The same woman who advocated abuse to a man and was gloating to destroying his car?

What would Jebbus say then Carrie?
 
2013-12-09 01:27:47 PM  
Carrie, you are a high-profile entertainer who receives a big paycheck.  Criticism comes with the territory.  Learn from it or ignore it.  Just don't complain about people being "mean" and get all Jesus-y.

/the real star was TSOM itself
// nice stems though.
 
2013-12-09 01:30:32 PM  

EyeballKid: rugman11: EyeballKid: rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.

Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

[madnews.files.wordpress.com image 431x300]

You do realize that the performance itself is an art, right?  That one need not necessarily create art to be an artist?

Is this guy an artist?

[media.oregonlive.com image 789x1024]

Or this guy?

[www.nyconcertreview.com image 648x432]

Or this guy?

[spyhollywood.com image 545x365]

They're all artists who interpret and perform the works of others.  That's why the call it the farking "performing" arts.

I didn't recognize any of those guys. What game shows did they win?


The last guy won a ping pong tournament in China, I think.
 
2013-12-09 01:44:02 PM  
I didn't watch the show, nor do I care to. I'm also not a huge bible banger. One thing is absolutely certain. I am behind Carrie Underwood 100%.

img30.imageshack.us
 
2013-12-09 01:56:18 PM  

rugman11: And she's also listed as a writer on the majority of her songs on her last two albums.



yes and actors do their own stunts

I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you
 
2013-12-09 02:02:00 PM  
If Carrie Underwood is looking for something to do with her mouth, hands and body when she's not singing or acting, I've got some ideas.
 
2013-12-09 02:12:26 PM  
mcgreggers99: Carrie....

I love Jesus,  Seriously, he is my savior, he died for my sins. I am in no way being sarcastic about my faith even though this is FARK.  I am a sinner saved by grace, pure and simple.

You my dear are a horrible actress. It's not a personal attack, it's just the truth. You really need to never act again....like ever.

I saw "Soul Surfer" at the theater a couple years back. I could tell at that point from your 2 minutes of screen time that you should never ever play another role in a movie ever unless you're playing yourself.

God gave you the ability to sing, and you're pretty easy on the eyes...play to your strengths.

Don't take it personally.


Mcgreggors99:
If Jesus lived at all, he was a dime a dozen prophet/messiah in a time when they were...well, a dime a dozen. The religion you claim to be christianity was not the religion Jesus preached, but rather the version most palatable to the Roman Empire and attributed to Paul, who never even knew Jesus. Completely excluded from the Gospels is the ordained head of the church, James, the brother of Jesus, who preached Jesus' true message (that only Jews could get into heaven).

Don't take it personally.
 
2013-12-09 02:15:39 PM  

zedster: rugman11: And she's also listed as a writer on the majority of her songs on her last two albums.


yes and actors do their own stunts

I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you


You dont know what you're talking about.
 
2013-12-09 02:19:39 PM  

Crewmannumber6: In spite of the execution, you have to admire the ambition of doing it live on TV


It was live? I'm gonna have to see it, now.
 
2013-12-09 02:26:19 PM  
I thought it was pretty good.  I've never seen the movie, so I wasn't spending the entire three hours comparing it to something else.  But as a three hour piece of television programming, I found it to be entertaining.  I think some people have no idea how difficult putting on three hours of live TV like this can be - this was a stage show, not a TV movie.

As for the people tied to the original film (including the Von Trapp descendants)?  They should realize that there are thousands of people (like myself, I suppose) who never saw the original (and will never see the original) that will know their family's story because they watched this show.  They should be appreciative that they got someone like Underwood to draw these (primarily young) people in.
 
2013-12-09 02:40:54 PM  

jj325: They should have gone with Gaga


Please, please, please tell me you are being sarcastic!

//that made me throw up in my mouth a little
 
2013-12-09 02:47:20 PM  

Madbassist1: You dont know what you're talking about.


look at who has co-writer credits on her albums, it is like a who's who of Nashville song writers, it is not a bringing in a musician friend to help you find that one chord or one rhyme

Zappa always said he liked the monkees because they were as fake as everyone else but were honest about it, now we have 80s former stars and songwriters writing all the songs but they stay behind the scenes. Today's King and Geffen's are suppose to stay behind the curtain so that people can believe it is still real to them damn it.
 
2013-12-09 02:48:15 PM  

SunsetLament: I thought it was pretty good.  I've never seen the movie, so I wasn't spending the entire three hours comparing it to something else.  But as a three hour piece of television programming, I found it to be entertaining.  I think some people have no idea how difficult putting on three hours of live TV like this can be - this was a stage show, not a TV movie.

As for the people tied to the original film (including the Von Trapp descendants)?  They should realize that there are thousands of people (like myself, I suppose) who never saw the original (and will never see the original) that will know their family's story because they watched this show.  They should be appreciative that they got someone like Underwood to draw these (primarily young) people in.


Go and watch the film, then see if your original assessment stands. Those of us (and there are MILLIONS of us) who have seen the original, snicker at those who think this was anywhere in the realm of good.
 
2013-12-09 02:52:28 PM  

zedster: Madbassist1: You dont know what you're talking about.

look at who has co-writer credits on her albums, it is like a who's who of Nashville song writers, it is not a bringing in a musician friend to help you find that one chord or one rhyme

Zappa always said he liked the monkees because they were as fake as everyone else but were honest about it, now we have 80s former stars and songwriters writing all the songs but they stay behind the scenes. Today's King and Geffen's are suppose to stay behind the curtain so that people can believe it is still real to them damn it.


Meh you're kindsa right I guess, but like you said a lot of the writers you dont know about. Here's one:

Strangely enough, here's another:

userserve-ak.last.fm

/if you're my age, you know aho they both are...think about it.
//they write a lot of hit songs both early 2000 and late 90's
 
2013-12-09 02:53:11 PM  
The first guy was huey lewis...stupid preview.
 
2013-12-09 02:56:46 PM  
After never knowingly listening to her work, after seeing pictures the other day of her on stage I thought to myself "she looks like a Jesus freak".


I see I wasn't wrong.
 
2013-12-09 03:05:06 PM  
I hope she doesn't let Jesus take the wheel. He drives like an asshole.
 
2013-12-09 03:05:32 PM  

zedster: Madbassist1: You dont know what you're talking about.

look at who has co-writer credits on her albums, it is like a who's who of Nashville song writers, it is not a bringing in a musician friend to help you find that one chord or one rhyme

Zappa always said he liked the monkees because they were as fake as everyone else but were honest about it, now we have 80s former stars and songwriters writing all the songs but they stay behind the scenes. Today's King and Geffen's are suppose to stay behind the curtain so that people can believe it is still real to them damn it.


BAH GAWD KING! WHOSE MUSIC IS THAT?!?
 
2013-12-09 03:09:12 PM  

CheapEngineer: George Burns, Betty White, Weird Al


These people are talentless hacks?
 
2013-12-09 03:15:24 PM  

Madbassist1: zedster: Madbassist1: You dont know what you're talking about.

look at who has co-writer credits on her albums, it is like a who's who of Nashville song writers, it is not a bringing in a musician friend to help you find that one chord or one rhyme

Zappa always said he liked the monkees because they were as fake as everyone else but were honest about it, now we have 80s former stars and songwriters writing all the songs but they stay behind the scenes. Today's King and Geffen's are suppose to stay behind the curtain so that people can believe it is still real to them damn it.

Meh you're kindsa right I guess, but like you said a lot of the writers you dont know about. Here's one:

Strangely enough, here's another:

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 240x264]

/if you're my age, you know aho they both are...think about it.
//they write a lot of hit songs both early 2000 and late 90's


There's nothing wrong with Richard Marx...yeah, I said it, and his wife is ridiculously hot.
 
2013-12-09 03:19:12 PM  

Madbassist1: mcgreggers99: Carrie....

I love Jesus,  Seriously, he is my savior, he died for my sins. I am in no way being sarcastic about my faith even though this is FARK.  I am a sinner saved by grace, pure and simple.

You my dear are a horrible actress. It's not a personal attack, it's just the truth. You really need to never act again....like ever.

I saw "Soul Surfer" at the theater a couple years back. I could tell at that point from your 2 minutes of screen time that you should never ever play another role in a movie ever unless you're playing yourself.

God gave you the ability to sing, and you're pretty easy on the eyes...play to your strengths.

Don't take it personally.

Mcgreggors99:
If Jesus lived at all, he was a dime a dozen prophet/messiah in a time when they were...well, a dime a dozen. The religion you claim to be christianity was not the religion Jesus preached, but rather the version most palatable to the Roman Empire and attributed to Paul, who never even knew Jesus. Completely excluded from the Gospels is the ordained head of the church, James, the brother of Jesus, who preached Jesus' true message (that only Jews could get into heaven).

Don't take it personally.


static2.fjcdn.com

/ Thank you for enlightening me.
// you spelled my name wrong..
 
2013-12-09 03:55:26 PM  

Madbassist1: zedster: Madbassist1: You dont know what you're talking about.

look at who has co-writer credits on her albums, it is like a who's who of Nashville song writers, it is not a bringing in a musician friend to help you find that one chord or one rhyme

Zappa always said he liked the monkees because they were as fake as everyone else but were honest about it, now we have 80s former stars and songwriters writing all the songs but they stay behind the scenes. Today's King and Geffen's are suppose to stay behind the curtain so that people can believe it is still real to them damn it.

Meh you're kindsa right I guess, but like you said a lot of the writers you dont know about. Here's one:

Strangely enough, here's another:

[userserve-ak.last.fm image 240x264]

/if you're my age, you know aho they both are...think about it.
//they write a lot of hit songs both early 2000 and late 90's


I find the fact the lead singer of Semisonic is writing for Adele and the Dixie Chicks, Dan Wilson, and the lead singer of 4 Non Blonds for P!nk pretty funny
 
2013-12-09 04:12:57 PM  

Hebalo: SunsetLament: I thought it was pretty good.  I've never seen the movie, so I wasn't spending the entire three hours comparing it to something else.  But as a three hour piece of television programming, I found it to be entertaining.  I think some people have no idea how difficult putting on three hours of live TV like this can be - this was a stage show, not a TV movie.

As for the people tied to the original film (including the Von Trapp descendants)?  They should realize that there are thousands of people (like myself, I suppose) who never saw the original (and will never see the original) that will know their family's story because they watched this show.  They should be appreciative that they got someone like Underwood to draw these (primarily young) people in.

Go and watch the film, then see if your original assessment stands. Those of us (and there are MILLIONS of us) who have seen the original, snicker at those who think this was anywhere in the realm of good.


You realize one is a movie where they can do scenes over and over again and one was live right?

I hate the artsy fartsy judgment of entertainment...there's one criteria. Did it entertain you? Yes, then it was good. No, then it wasn't

/was entertained by it.
//could be because Carrie Underwood is quite entertaining to look at and listen to
 
2013-12-09 04:18:47 PM  

zedster: Madbassist1: You dont know what you're talking about.

look at who has co-writer credits on her albums, it is like a who's who of Nashville song writers, it is not a bringing in a musician friend to help you find that one chord or one rhyme

Zappa always said he liked the monkees because they were as fake as everyone else but were honest about it, now we have 80s former stars and songwriters writing all the songs but they stay behind the scenes. Today's King and Geffen's are suppose to stay behind the curtain so that people can believe it is still real to them damn it.



Can't remember where I heard this, but a few years ago there was a story about some songwriters who wrote a few songs for Katy Perry (I think), some of which were hits, and due to music industry bullshiat they didn't see much compensation. One of the reasons was Katy Perry was listed as co-writer just for throwing in a couple aaaa-whuh-aaaa-whuhs.
 
2013-12-09 04:32:37 PM  

phaseolus: Can't remember where I heard this, but a few years ago there was a story about some songwriters who wrote a few songs for Katy Perry (I think), some of which were hits, and due to music industry bullshiat they didn't see much compensation. One of the reasons was Katy Perry was listed as co-writer just for throwing in a couple aaaa-whuh-aaaa-whuhs.


Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing goes off on that, they had him list the band as owners of the songs so he has to pay his old band mates to perform song he himself wrote alone, screwy industry almost as bad a Hollywood Math
 
2013-12-09 04:38:14 PM  

phaseolus: zedster: Madbassist1: You dont know what you're talking about.

look at who has co-writer credits on her albums, it is like a who's who of Nashville song writers, it is not a bringing in a musician friend to help you find that one chord or one rhyme

Zappa always said he liked the monkees because they were as fake as everyone else but were honest about it, now we have 80s former stars and songwriters writing all the songs but they stay behind the scenes. Today's King and Geffen's are suppose to stay behind the curtain so that people can believe it is still real to them damn it.


Can't remember where I heard this, but a few years ago there was a story about some songwriters who wrote a few songs for Katy Perry (I think), some of which were hits, and due to music industry bullshiat they didn't see much compensation. One of the reasons was Katy Perry was listed as co-writer just for throwing in a couple aaaa-whuh-aaaa-whuhs.


Dont write songs for people and be a bad business person.
 
2013-12-09 04:43:39 PM  
I for one would love to get my Wood Under Carrie.
 
2013-12-09 05:27:58 PM  

zedster: Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing goes off on that, they had him list the band as owners of the songs so he has to pay his old band mates to perform song he himself wrote alone, screwy industry almost as bad a Hollywood Math


Anyone who's listened to Soul Coughing knows it wasn't just "The Mike Doughty Show with Some Guys He Picked Up Off The Street For Backing Noises". Boo-hoo on that whiny crybaby for having to honor a contract signed before he became a douchnozzle.
 
2013-12-09 05:57:30 PM  

ManateeGag: CheapEngineer: George Burns, Betty White, Weird Al

These people are talentless hacks?


Not hardly. But not usually known as singers (except for Al) and music wasn't their primary medium, yet Grammy winners they are.

Was just pointing out that Grammy Winner isn't necessarily a ticket to "leave them alone, they're special".

\meh
\\Kanye certainly fits the description tho
 
2013-12-09 05:58:46 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: You realize one is a movie where they can do scenes over and over again and one was live right?

I hate the artsy fartsy judgment of entertainment...there's one criteria. Did it entertain you? Yes, then it was good. No, then it wasn't

/was entertained by it.
//could be because Carrie Underwood is quite entertaining to look at and listen to


Oh, yes, I realize that, because I'm over the age of 10.

Did it entertain me? Only in the wincingly horrible acting. The songs were average at best, apart from the Mother Abbess. Carrie Underwood was easily the worst actor on the stage, and not even close to the best singer.

in short,

it was shiat.
 
2013-12-09 06:25:30 PM  
LectertheChef: John Coltrane didn't have to deal with the Internet.

Hebalo, "My Favorite Things" is supposed to be a common children's song, since Mother Abbess said she sang it as a child. So, the Von Trapp kids could have learned it from their mom.
 
2013-12-09 06:54:24 PM  

propasaurus: rugman11: rugman11: EyeballKid: rugman11: She's a multiple Grammy-Award winning singer who's also capable of drawing 8.50 million viewers for a televised concert special.  She may not be able to act, but she's a legitimate performing artist.

Wow, so she's on par with these legitimate performing artists.

[madnews.files.wordpress.com image 431x300]

You do realize that the performance itself is an art, right?  That one need not necessarily create art to be an artist?

Is this guy an artist?

[media.oregonlive.com image 789x1024]

Or this guy?

[www.nyconcertreview.com image 648x432]

Or this guy?

[spyhollywood.com image 545x365]

They're all artists who interpret and perform the works of others.  That's why the call it the farking "performing" arts.

And she's also listed as a writer on the majority of her songs on her last two albums.

Pretty safe to assume she's not gonna sleep with you, White Knight.


Yes, because the only reason anyone defends a woman is to sleep with them.  That's more misogynistic than anything Rebecca Watson ever attacks.
 
2013-12-09 07:07:07 PM  
I assume that since it did so well in the ratings, there will be another musical next year and so forth.

I'm hopeful that they use Broadway actors for the next one. I think people will still tune in after seeing the big name have zero acting ability this year.
 
2013-12-09 07:11:18 PM  

Hebalo: GrizzlyPouch: You realize one is a movie where they can do scenes over and over again and one was live right?

I hate the artsy fartsy judgment of entertainment...there's one criteria. Did it entertain you? Yes, then it was good. No, then it wasn't

/was entertained by it.
//could be because Carrie Underwood is quite entertaining to look at and listen to

Oh, yes, I realize that, because I'm over the age of 10.

Did it entertain me? Only in the wincingly horrible acting. The songs were average at best, apart from the Mother Abbess. Carrie Underwood was easily the worst actor on the stage, and not even close to the best singer.

in short,

it was shiat.


Ok well you did compare them which is like comparing your mom's steak to your aunt Linda's apple pie. You can do it....but they aren't even close to the same thing
 
2013-12-09 07:16:13 PM  
She isn't planning on opening up a baking shop any time soon, is she?

Does she speak cat?
 
2013-12-09 07:19:27 PM  

Hebalo: GrizzlyPouch: You realize one is a movie where they can do scenes over and over again and one was live right?

I hate the artsy fartsy judgment of entertainment...there's one criteria. Did it entertain you? Yes, then it was good. No, then it wasn't

/was entertained by it.
//could be because Carrie Underwood is quite entertaining to look at and listen to

Oh, yes, I realize that, because I'm over the age of 10.

Did it entertain me? Only in the wincingly horrible acting. The songs were average at best, apart from the Mother Abbess. Carrie Underwood was easily the worst actor on the stage, and not even close to the best singer.

in short,

it was shiat.


And I'll admit Carrie Underwood's voice is not really suited for that type of show, and her acting was a little adult on Sesame Street trying to talk down to kids like. But she wasn't awful.
 
2013-12-09 08:34:28 PM  

mcgreggers99: Carrie....

I love Jesus,  Seriously, he is my savior, he died for my sins. I am in no way being sarcastic about my faith even though this is FARK.  I am a sinner saved by grace, pure and simple.

You my dear are a horrible actress. It's not a personal attack, it's just the truth. You really need to never act again....like ever.

I saw "Soul Surfer" at the theater a couple years back. I could tell at that point from your 2 minutes of screen time that you should never ever play another role in a movie ever unless you're playing yourself.

God gave you the ability to sing, and you're pretty easy on the eyes...play to your strengths.

Don't take it personally.


Is god a surgeon too??
 
2013-12-09 08:47:29 PM  
I'd take her to meet Jesus, if you know what I mean.

/It would be the most disappointing 30 seconds of her life.
 
2013-12-09 09:56:16 PM  
When she sang, I liked it.

Therefore, in my opinion the show was 60 percent successful, not 60 percent a failure.
It's called The Sound of Music, after all. Not "The Look of Acting."

No, emoting in prose wasn't Miss Underwood's forte', and I'm surprised that she wasn't better, given all the Broadway talent that surrounded her. Maybe they were cowed by her accomplishments in other areas.
But her reaction to criticism is immature. Unless criticism takes an unprovable, personal tone, the people who offer it are not "mean" in the sense she used the word.

And I still say "Max" dropped a line in his dialogue with the girl.
 
2013-12-09 10:10:55 PM  

Hebalo: SunsetLament: I thought it was pretty good.  I've never seen the movie, so I wasn't spending the entire three hours comparing it to something else.  But as a three hour piece of television programming, I found it to be entertaining.  I think some people have no idea how difficult putting on three hours of live TV like this can be - this was a stage show, not a TV movie.

As for the people tied to the original film (including the Von Trapp descendants)?  They should realize that there are thousands of people (like myself, I suppose) who never saw the original (and will never see the original) that will know their family's story because they watched this show.  They should be appreciative that they got someone like Underwood to draw these (primarily young) people in.

Go and watch the film, then see if your original assessment stands. Those of us (and there are MILLIONS of us) who have seen the original, snicker at those who think this was anywhere in the realm of good.


And there are those of us that see you call the movie "the original" that snicker at your ignorance.

If you wanna compare her to someone, compare her to Mary Martin, because they were recreating the PLAY not the movie.
 
2013-12-09 11:43:17 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-10 12:32:11 AM  

kellyscomments: LectertheChef: John Coltrane didn't have to deal with the Internet.

Hebalo, "My Favorite Things" is supposed to be a common children's song, since Mother Abbess said she sang it as a child. So, the Von Trapp kids could have learned it from their mom.


That was just one example, of someone who faced a lot of criticism. Plenty of people face plenty of criticism without having a hissy fit over it. Hell, the Minutemen used to get spit on during their sets, and they just kept on playing. I consider that the benchmark. If you're an entertainer, and you can't handle performing while people are not only heckling you, but spitting on you, find another line of work.
 
2013-12-10 01:30:00 PM  

thefatbasturd: Hebalo: SunsetLament: I thought it was pretty good.  I've never seen the movie, so I wasn't spending the entire three hours comparing it to something else.  But as a three hour piece of television programming, I found it to be entertaining.  I think some people have no idea how difficult putting on three hours of live TV like this can be - this was a stage show, not a TV movie.

As for the people tied to the original film (including the Von Trapp descendants)?  They should realize that there are thousands of people (like myself, I suppose) who never saw the original (and will never see the original) that will know their family's story because they watched this show.  They should be appreciative that they got someone like Underwood to draw these (primarily young) people in.

Go and watch the film, then see if your original assessment stands. Those of us (and there are MILLIONS of us) who have seen the original, snicker at those who think this was anywhere in the realm of good.

And there are those of us that see you call the movie "the original" that snicker at your ignorance.

If you wanna compare her to someone, compare her to Mary Martin, because they were recreating the PLAY not the movie.


Someone's being pedantic I see. I certainly realize the play was the original, but he and I were discussing film vs live version. Also, I'd wager that the play is largely forgotten by this point. But you'd be a fool to think than anyone cares about comparing Underwood to the play. The standard for this thing is the farking film, you know, widely regarded as one of the best musicals of all time...that little thing???
 
2013-12-10 05:15:45 PM  

Hebalo: thefatbasturd: Hebalo: SunsetLament: I thought it was pretty good.  I've never seen the movie, so I wasn't spending the entire three hours comparing it to something else.  But as a three hour piece of television programming, I found it to be entertaining.  I think some people have no idea how difficult putting on three hours of live TV like this can be - this was a stage show, not a TV movie.

As for the people tied to the original film (including the Von Trapp descendants)?  They should realize that there are thousands of people (like myself, I suppose) who never saw the original (and will never see the original) that will know their family's story because they watched this show.  They should be appreciative that they got someone like Underwood to draw these (primarily young) people in.

Go and watch the film, then see if your original assessment stands. Those of us (and there are MILLIONS of us) who have seen the original, snicker at those who think this was anywhere in the realm of good.

And there are those of us that see you call the movie "the original" that snicker at your ignorance.

If you wanna compare her to someone, compare her to Mary Martin, because they were recreating the PLAY not the movie.

Someone's being pedantic I see. I certainly realize the play was the original, but he and I were discussing film vs live version. Also, I'd wager that the play is largely forgotten by this point. But you'd be a fool to think than anyone cares about comparing Underwood to the play. The standard for this thing is the farking film, you know, widely regarded as one of the best musicals of all time...that little thing???


Doesn't matter. Your precious film was NOT what was being recreated here. It isn't pedantic to say it is wrong to call the film "the original" when the play was around for half a decade before it was released. And sorry, just because you are ignorant of the play does NOT mean it is "largely forgotten". It is staged by MANY schools, colleges and other theater companies every year. You might wanna rethink using your own ignorance as a basis for calling someone else a "fool".
 
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