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TOPIC: Half a Sixpence
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Half a Sixpence 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
Watching this again on BBC2 - a truly dreadful film despite hugely talented Tommy Steele and two real hit songs (more than you get in most musicals these days)... Flash Bang Wallop and Half A Sixpence.
 
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robbiex

Re:Half a Sixpence 3 Weeks ago  
There hasn't been a decent hit song in a musical since the 90s with "No Matter What" from "Whistle down the wind". Despite Hamilton being massively successful, it doesn't have any hit songs in it.
I still think that Grease is one of the best with hit upbeat song after hit song, and two of the top 20 biggest selling singles in the uk ever.
 
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#215125
Re:Half a Sixpence 3 Weeks ago  
Try Dear Evan Hansen Robbie.
 
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Green Man

Re:Half a Sixpence 3 Weeks ago  
I never saw the appeal to musicals.

Grease was soppy and yucky, The Apple was a mess, Blues Brothers was a novelty followed by a dreadful and pointless sequel like Grease 2, Fame was okay but I just preferred the TV show better, Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band is a great way to piss off my mates who are Beatles nerds.

I can only watch The Wiz if I am drunk, Purple Rain was dated by the mid 90s, Popeye you can only watch if you're drugs or hard alcohol, I am surprised Sly and Dolly got work after Rhinestone.

Can't Stop The Music was ahead of it's time, it could of been a good biopic. I still haven't seen Xanadu but I do like the soundtrack.

I still remember seeing Cabaret in a seedy movie theatre it wasn't an adult theatre but theatre where homeless, courting couples and horny gay men went.
 
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robbiex

Re:Half a Sixpence 3 Weeks ago  
Green Man wrote:
I never saw the appeal to musicals.

Grease was soppy and yucky, The Apple was a mess, Blues Brothers was a novelty followed by a dreadful and pointless sequel like Grease 2, Fame was okay but I just preferred the TV show better, Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band is a great way to piss off my mates who are Beatles nerds.

I can only watch The Wiz if I am drunk, Purple Rain was dated by the mid 90s, Popeye you can only watch if you're drugs or hard alcohol, I am surprised Sly and Dolly got work after Rhinestone.

Can't Stop The Music was ahead of it's time, it could of been a good biopic. I still haven't seen Xanadu but I do like the soundtrack.

I still remember seeing Cabaret in a seedy movie theatre it wasn't an adult theatre but theatre where homeless, courting couples and horny gay men went.


I really like the film of "Fame", but I wouldn't call it a musical. Its a drama with a soundtrack, like Flashdance. People aren't randomly bursting into song on the street. I like Cabaret, but the last version I saw in Wimbledon last year, completely changed the story so that Emcee was the main character and Sally Bowles was reduced to a minor role. They had turned it into an LGBT musical, which I wasn't expecting and would have preferred it in it's original format.
 
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Green Man

Re:Half a Sixpence 3 Weeks ago  
robbiex wrote:
Green Man wrote:
I never saw the appeal to musicals.

Grease was soppy and yucky, The Apple was a mess, Blues Brothers was a novelty followed by a dreadful and pointless sequel like Grease 2, Fame was okay but I just preferred the TV show better, Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band is a great way to piss off my mates who are Beatles nerds.

I can only watch The Wiz if I am drunk, Purple Rain was dated by the mid 90s, Popeye you can only watch if you're drugs or hard alcohol, I am surprised Sly and Dolly got work after Rhinestone.

Can't Stop The Music was ahead of it's time, it could of been a good biopic. I still haven't seen Xanadu but I do like the soundtrack.

I still remember seeing Cabaret in a seedy movie theatre it wasn't an adult theatre but theatre where homeless, courting couples and horny gay men went.


I really like the film of "Fame", but I wouldn't call it a musical. Its a drama with a soundtrack, like Flashdance. People aren't randomly bursting into song on the street. I like Cabaret, but the last version I saw in Wimbledon last year, completely changed the story so that Emcee was the main character and Sally Bowles was reduced to a minor role. They had turned it into an LGBT musical, which I wasn't expecting and would have preferred it in it's original format.


I have never seen Flashdance, it's looked very hammy to me even back then.
 
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Green Man

Re:Half a Sixpence 3 Weeks ago  
robbiex wrote:
Green Man wrote:
I never saw the appeal to musicals.

Grease was soppy and yucky, The Apple was a mess, Blues Brothers was a novelty followed by a dreadful and pointless sequel like Grease 2, Fame was okay but I just preferred the TV show better, Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band is a great way to piss off my mates who are Beatles nerds.

I can only watch The Wiz if I am drunk, Purple Rain was dated by the mid 90s, Popeye you can only watch if you're high drugs or hard alcohol, I am surprised Sly and Dolly got work after Rhinestone.

Can't Stop The Music was ahead of it's time, it could of been a good biopic. I still haven't seen Xanadu but I do like the soundtrack.

I still remember seeing Cabaret in a seedy movie theatre it wasn't an adult theatre but theatre where homeless, courting couples and horny gay men went.


I really like the film of "Fame", but I wouldn't call it a musical. Its a drama with a soundtrack, like Flashdance. People aren't randomly bursting into song on the street. I like Cabaret, but the last version I saw in Wimbledon last year, completely changed the story so that Emcee was the main character and Sally Bowles was reduced to a minor role. They had turned it into an LGBT musical, which I wasn't expecting and would have preferred it in it's original format.


I thought Cabaret had LGBT elements to it unless I just found it camp just like the Batman and Robin TV show. Sweet Charity is worse than poking an infected wisdom tooth.
 
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