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Fleet Street Revisited

Dude, why didn't anybody tell me about this??? I used to listen to the soundtrack of the stage show with my Mom when I was a kid. I never actually saw the show. Wow, Johnny Depp. Casting genius!

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_blackjack_
Aug. 15th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
I'm also worried about the singing. I don't recall being at all impressed with HBC's singing voice in The Corpse Bride, and while I understand Johnny can sing, he himself has expressed reservations about whether he can do the part justice. These are both IMMENSELY difficult roles to sing, and I'd hate to see it ruined because Tim Burton had to cast his girlfriend and his pet actor.

I never even bothered to see the movie version of Phantom of the Opera because the guy they cast as the phantom had NO singing experience, and wasn't remotely up to the part.
rionnkelly
Aug. 16th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
Actually, Gerard Butler was alright as The Phantom. For having virtually no singing experience, he did very well and fit in well with my understanding of the overall concept Joel Schumacker and Andrew Lloyd Webber were going for for the film adaptation.

That having been said, I did have to feel bad for the guy when he went hoplessly flat on the last note he sang in the film--but that seemed to be the only flaw I could see in his performance. I had more complaints about being totally unable to develop any sort of sympathy for Emmy Rossum and whoever that Broadway doofus was they had playing Raoul.

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