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Barmymoo

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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #150 on: 09 Mar 2008, 14:45 »

That didn't seem like trolling to me, it seemed like sarcasm (but I could be wrong).

I loved Les Miserables, although I think I only saw the short version. The thing I don't like about musicals in general, from my limited knowledge of them, is that the songs come totally randomly and seem a bit misplaced. Les Miserables is all song, pretty much, so there isn't the same jump from normal dialogue to oddly placed melody.

But I didn't like West Side Story. I'm not really sure why. And I have to agree, Rocky Horror Picture Show is terrible. I was forced to watch it at least three times at parties (well, I say forced... no one pinned me down, but there wasn't much else to do) and I never understood why it's a cult classic. Even if it did have Meatloaf in it (briefly).
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #151 on: 09 Mar 2008, 15:10 »

I saw it as sarcasm, too.

Stories told through music is just an inferior form of art, seriously.

You probably don't like opera then, huh.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #152 on: 09 Mar 2008, 17:09 »

I saw it as sarcasm, too.

Stories told through music is just an inferior form of art, seriously.

You probably don't like opera then, huh.
You're correct in catching the sarcasm, good man.  I'm actually a sucker for a good musically-told story.  As for opera, I'm not too into it, but I really like La Boheme.  Me and my friends might see Verdi's Falstaff in the near future.

Rocky Horror Picture Show is terrible. I was forced to watch it at least three times at parties (well, I say forced... no one pinned me down, but there wasn't much else to do) and I never understood why it's a cult classic. Even if it did have Meatloaf in it (briefly).
Agreed.  Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of Tim Curry (except for Clue)...but even Meat Load couldn't salvage Rocky Horror.

As for West Side Story, that one's a particular taste, you either love it or hate it.  I personally like it, though I would see why someone else wouldn't.  Les Mis is fucking brilliant.

But in all honesty, musicals are just one format.  To say all musical theatre is terrible is like saying all movies are terrible, or that all books are terrible.  There are some you'll like and some you won't; give them a fair chance and you'll figure out your tastes.  There's as much division over fans of particular plays as there is over fans of particular bands.  It's just a different media is all; to umbrella them all as shit is just ignorance.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #153 on: 09 Mar 2008, 18:37 »

You're correct in catching the sarcasm, good LADY.

 :-D

Opera is give or take, it's ok. The Magic Flute, however, is always good.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #154 on: 09 Mar 2008, 18:39 »

You're correct in catching the sarcasm, good LADY.

 :-D

Opera is give or take, it's ok. The Magic Flute, however, is always good.
Well, I'm an asshole...heh, sorry about that.

I almost saw The Magic Flute!  I couldn't go at the last minute.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #155 on: 10 Mar 2008, 03:40 »

Haha gender confusion FTW.

I saw Los Noches (that might not be the right spelling) and something where two people fall in love and then they both die (that would be all operas, then?) with my school and enjoyed them, but personally I prefer to understand what's going on through the words, so it limits me to english operas only. I also finding watching most kinds of dance fairly dull, and listening to instrumental music. I think I just prefer words.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #156 on: 10 Mar 2008, 03:47 »

I can't get into operas, no matter how hard I try.

I remember watching a really, really good production of Cosi (by some high class european symphony, forget which one though) and I was bored to tears. I think that fact that they literally SING THE WHOLE TIME makes it really hard for me take.

Opera sucks.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #157 on: 10 Mar 2008, 04:04 »

Stories told through music is just an inferior form of art, seriously.
You probably don't like opera then, huh.

Or Bob Dylan or Nick Cave or John Darnielle or etc etc etc
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #158 on: 10 Mar 2008, 04:24 »

I really really liked Jesus Christ Superstar.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #159 on: 10 Mar 2008, 06:00 »

That's odd... the song of that name (I haven't seen the musical) is possibly my least favourite song ever. We sang it at choir and it wasn't much fun.

Edit: I may have seen Andrew Lloyd Webber in Manchester two weeks ago. Does that make me cool?
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #160 on: 10 Mar 2008, 09:08 »

Godspell = possibly the worst musical ever created. Hitler in Spring time would be worse if it were real, but it's not.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #161 on: 10 Mar 2008, 16:54 »

Stories told through music is just an inferior form of art, seriously.
You probably don't like opera then, huh.

Or Bob Dylan or Nick Cave or John Darnielle or etc etc etc

Except that those artists ROCK, and write great music, whereas most musical music is formulaic, superficial shit.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #162 on: 10 Mar 2008, 17:19 »

Clearly you've never heard Laibach's version of "Jesus Christ Superstar".
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #163 on: 10 Mar 2008, 19:31 »

Stories told through music is just an inferior form of art, seriously.
You probably don't like opera then, huh.

Or Bob Dylan or Nick Cave or John Darnielle or etc etc etc

Except that those artists ROCK, and write great music, whereas most musical music is formulaic, superficial shit.
Hey, I love Dylan too, but if you're gonna complain about formulaic music, little Bobby Zimmerman's one of the worst offenders.
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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #164 on: 10 Mar 2008, 19:59 »

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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #165 on: 10 Mar 2008, 20:18 »

Made my day.

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Re: The 'Musicals Suck' Thread
« Reply #166 on: 12 Mar 2008, 14:47 »

I thought you were going to post the Willy the Whale Cartoon... ahem...

Part 1...

Part 2...

(better... though the O'Reilly thing was pretty good)
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