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  •  Thanks, mama jo (7+ / 0-)

    I love movies, and especially love theater, and the acting skills for Broadway are not quite the same as for film.

    I mean, if you're in the cheap (nosebleed) seats on Broadway, you still expect a terrific performance, and part of that is projection...a sort of projection that really would be awful in a movie.

    Heh, and it's about time for me to rewatch Birdcage.  Great fun.  That's the one with Robin Williams, right?

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:17:18 PM PST

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    •  Yes, it's the one base on the French-Italian movie (7+ / 0-)

      La Cage aux Folles  [late 70's, i think.]

      Also hilarious in the movie:  Hank Azaria.
      Waaay over the top, but lol-funny.

      Absolutely right, in regarding to the different acting,
      stage vs. screen.  Last week I re-watched the film version
      of Hello, Dolly--which I Love on stage, but I gotta say
      the film version is kinda...  too much?

      Even tho Barbra was her usual fabulous self--the whole
      thing was just a lot to take in.  I've never seen Streisand
      on stage, but I kept thinking:  I'll bet she would have been
      so much better suited to play this on stage.

      Films and Stage--love 'em both, too, but most times
      all things are not equal there.  Altho I will admit that I'm
      very excited to see Les Miz, coming out next month!

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