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Disney's producing a live-action Beauty and the Beast movie

Discussion in 'Animation, Movies, TV' started by Magenta Panther, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Tony Perkis

    Tony Perkis Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing Condon wanted people singing to be the last shot. It's a poor decision. It should have been an overview shot of the dance floor.
     
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    Nah, I disagree with this. Ms. Potts is a much more integral character, and the song means significantly more coming from her
     
  3. Tony Perkis

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    I saw the film at Drafthouse in Dallas. I'm close to the point of not going to a film in theatres unless it's at ADH.

    This is far and away my favorite venue to view a film.
     
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    Also, at this point, I'm convinced the only animated film I want to see properly adapted is Hunchback.
     
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    Now there is a film that could heavily benefit from a live action retelling that would surpass it's predecessor almost undoubtedly.
     
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  6. Tony Perkis

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    Mostly because the French musical is already superior to the film. Adapt that, print money.
     
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    Exactly the template for the sophistication is there. They would just need a director who could deliver on the visuals. But I am afraid the idea of that kind of film is still lower on their list.
     
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    I'm actually convinced the best director for Hunchback is Gore Verbinski. I'm sure he's capable of a musical.

    For some ridiculous reason, Tim Burton's Dumbo is a priority.
     
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    Dumbo, Night on Bald Mountain, a few other cash grabs to name a few. But we shall see what makes the light of day.
     
  10. Tony Perkis

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    Maybe eventually they'll make something original again.

    /excluding animation
     
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    Disney had an off Broadway version of Hunchback that people really loved. It keep the songs but the plot was closer to the book and darker, more adult. It did not make the leap to Broadway sadly.
     
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    I remember the off-Broadway version that ran a few years ago in New Jersey. It apparently suffered greatly from an inconsistent book.

    That's the one property Disney needs to crack. And the shame is that it was already cracked once before with the adult French version.
     
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    Actually it was German. Anyways, that's a show that needs to go big or go home in terms of the story. The animated film is one of my favorite Disney movies, even though I know it had a much, much, much happier ending than practically any prior version of it. I believe that it has the best score, and possibly the best music (The Bells of Notre Dame, Out There, God Help the Outcasts, Heaven's Light/Hellfire are stellar).

    While I haven't seen the American musical version, I've listened to the soundtrack and read the plot synopsis, and I don't think they had it figured out quite yet. Like, it was almost there, but not where it needed to be.
     
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    Thanks to its Japan opening this past weekend, BatB has now made $1.1 billion worldwide. I'm thinking $1.2 billion is likely at this point.
     
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    I loved the live version of Beauty and the Beast, but it will not replace the original animated version for me. There were definitely some huge pluses in the Live version especially the addition of the new song by Dan Stevens, "Evermore". I also thought Josh Gad as LeFou was fantastic in the role and the "Gaston" sequence was amazing. Other than that the performances were good, but not the same as the animated version in my opinion. The one thing that really disappointed me was that Gaston used a gun and shot The Beast. I did not like that at all.
     
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    I loved the live action BATB! Watching one of my favorite Disney movies since I was little come alive literally gave me goosebumps. I loved everything but the yellow dress (don't get me started). Both original and new songs were great, the characters/actors were great, and I loved how they added some explanations such as the town people forgetting, why the beast was such a monster and why Belle was such "a funny girl". Nothing will ever "replace" the original, but I don't think that is the point of live actions. It's to simply bring an already loved story to life!

    I really liked the small details they added to the movie such as Plumette not quite lining up with Lumiere when he first started announcing Be Our Guest. Or when La Fou had to pay some of the townspeople to do certain things for Gaston. It all seemed like realistic interactions or cause and effects. Also I loved how not everyone was white. Plumette and Lumiere and Garderobe and Maestro representing that interracial love~

    It just came out a few weeks ago in Japan, and I've already seen it twice. I will definitely be buying the blu-ray DVD!
     
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    So Emma won best actor and B&TB won Movie of the Year at the MTV awards last night. Not super prestigious but they are mostly voted on my teens so definitely popular with the the "youths"
     
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