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What fresh hell..?

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Speaking of really bad ideas, I read today that someone's planning to make a musical version of Harry Potter! Now, I love HP, but that's going too far.
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traceyk wrote:Speaking of really bad ideas, I read today that someone's planning to make a musical version of Harry Potter! Now, I love HP, but that's going too far.
It'll probably never happen. They'll get stuck trying to find something that rhymes with horcrux.
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Since this seems to be the "bad idea" thread--has anyone else heard the rumors to remake "The Wizard of Oz" with Natalie Portman in the lead role?

I'm not a fan of the original (two words: flying monkeys), but is that all Hollywood does these days? Churn out the remakes? Ugh.
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SP, do they affect you that way too? I cannot watch those scenes with the monkeys, they still give me the absolute HEEBIE-JEEBIES!!!!! Even the last scene, when they bow down to Dorothy, freed from the magic spell, they totally creep me out.

Sure glad to know I'm not alone in this!

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I just covered my eyes when the flying monkeys were on screen. It was the live apple trees that spooked me! I could've used some of the Cowardly Lion's courage.
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I'm getting annoyed by this "movie to Broadway musical to movie musical" trend. "Young Frankenstein" is now a stage musical which opened in Seattle-before moving to Broadway(?) (What happened to the Shubert Theatre in New Haven?)
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I bet we see "Young Frankenstein The Musical" in movie theatres Christmas, 2008.
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benwhowell wrote:I'm getting annoyed by this "movie to Broadway musical to movie musical" trend. "Young Frankenstein" is now a stage musical which opened in Seattle-before moving to Broadway(?) (What happened to the Shubert Theatre in New Haven?)
Not me, I'm lovin' the trend. I hope to see Young Frankenstein on Broadway eventually, and imagine I'll be rooting for it's screen appearance too. I missed The Producers musical (both on stage and in the theatres), but anything that revives the genre -- I'm for.

As for New Haven's being relegated to a lower position on the try-out trail; well, maybe I'm just selfish, but I'm lovin' all these west coast try-outs! San Francisco's seen the pre-Broadway La Boheme and Wicked among many others. Bring it on!
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