Mamacita says: Very few musicals translate well to film.
Even when the film – The Sound of Music, for example – is wonderful, it’s still not as good as the stage play. Often – as in The Sound of Music – it’s barely even the same story. Or songs. Or characters.
Sometimes I wonder why the scriptwriters even bother to keep the show’s name, when they’ve changed everything else.
Oh, and you really don’t want to get me started on favorite books made into films. Occasionally, someone will do it right, but even then they leave out too much. coughcoughharrypottercoughcough
I LOVE those films, but far too much was left out. I WANT PEEEEEEEEVES! And an explanation of why and how Lupin knew about the Maurader’s Map would have helped people who didn’t read the book first, which is beyond my comprehension, but I know such beings do exist. How boring they must be! How infinitely and everlastingly boring. . . . .
I mean, don’t these movie people understand that someone who truly loved the book will pay even more to sit through a four or five hour film fest, if it means nothing important is left out?
People with miniature bladders: sit on the aisle in the back, if you would, please. That’s only good manners anyway.
Eat dinner before you come to the theater, that’s a good girl/boy.
And shut up. I love the previews, too, and people who talk when the movie screen is flickering are scum.
Those mean ushers who threw the talkers out the door? I wish they’d bring those back.
Theater etiquette: Sit still, shut up, watch, and listen. If you can’t do all of those, stay home.
Eat and pee before you leave your house.
Why, no, I’m actually NOT in a bad mood. I really do believe it ought to be this way. I’d pay MORE to watch a movie in a theater with rules like this.
Are you listening, Kerasotes?