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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 01:53:33 AM »

I'm guessing here but I think they were joking.

If you don't want to see it you can just ignore the entire thing but please don't try and convince us all that we, deep down, have no interest in it either. Like,  so many negative waves...

It's gonna be great,  Clint is going to get a good script, cast some interesting actors and direct another film that further expands people's preconceived notions about him as a film- maker and we're gonna be right there with him baby...

Like, so many positive waves,  how can we lose?

 ;D  ;D

We were just joking. :) I do have a big interest in this because it's something different and I totally agree with you JSE. O0

AKA23, Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful Clint doing a musical will be? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ;) :D ;D

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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 01:58:28 AM »

Clint sips his coffee.... looks out across the ocean, deep in thought... then his eye alights on a pile of discarded scripts over by the window. He reaches out for one and BANG !! there it is, top of the pile...and he knows what his next project must be...

Firefox Down.... its time !

Followed by The Dead Can't Dance.... A zombie musical starring Al Pacino....
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 04:50:30 AM »

I'm guessing here but I think they were joking.

If you don't want to see it you can just ignore the entire thing but please don't try and convince us all that we, deep down, have no interest in it either. Like,  so many negative waves...

It's gonna be great,  Clint is going to get a good script, cast some interesting actors and direct another film that further expands people's preconceived notions about him as a film- maker and we're gonna be right there with him baby...

Like, so many positive waves,  how can we lose?

I so agree JSE
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2013, 06:32:00 AM »

Me too  :)
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2013, 06:51:19 AM »

I'm excited about this film.  I was worried that maybe Clint had retired.  I don't mind musicals.  I actually loved Paint your wagon.  ;D  I also like biographies so it looks like I get two genres in one.  IMO Clint has only made a handful of poor movies so he's earned the right to be involved in any project he wants.
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2013, 07:59:52 AM »

;D  ;D

We were just joking. :) I do have a big interest in this because it's something different and I totally agree with you JSE. O0

AKA23, Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful Clint doing a musical will be? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ;) :D ;D

Because I don't like the idea, and this is a discussion board for the purposes of commenting on Eastwood's career and future. I think that's pretty obvious. I am sure that there are some that would like to see two musicals from Clint in a row, but I am not one of them, and I don't think there are many Eastwood fans that feel differently than I do. If Eastwood fans liked Eastwood's recent choices, his last four films would not have failed at the box office. I am always hopeful for a new Eastwood film, but we will just have to wait and see on this project. I do agree with everyone that has said that Eastwood does have the right to pursue whatever project he chooses to, but that doesn't mean that I have to like his choices ;) 
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2013, 11:45:18 PM »

I'm fascinated by the choices Clint makes. He is never predictable and that is part of his genius. Although a musical certainly wouldn't be MY choice, I'll be delighted to see what he does with it.
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2013, 01:16:59 AM »

Will you be putting on the dancing shoes if you get a role, Palooka?
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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2013, 01:47:58 AM »

As a big fan of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons I saw Jersey Boys in London a couple of years ago..
Its quite a gritty little story detailing the bands links to organised crime...

I can see this as having potential for an interesting Eastwood project...
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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2013, 06:41:48 AM »

Thanks, Gant. It's nice to hear from someone who has actually seen the musical. :)
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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2013, 07:27:17 AM »

As a big fan of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons I saw Jersey Boys in London a couple of years ago..
Its quite a gritty little story detailing the bands links to organised crime...

I can see this as having potential for an interesting Eastwood project...

Gant, since you've seen this, is this a sung-through musical, where almost all the spoken dialogue is through song, or is it more of a standard play with musical elements to it?
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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2013, 09:38:41 AM »

More of a standard play where the band get many oppertunities to perform their (many) hits...
theres a lot of drama to it.... I could  see an interesting  script coming out of this..?
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2013, 04:50:10 AM »

I am with you Gant. Having seen it too, I like the idea of Clint being involved with The Jersey Boys. It isn't the sort of musical with most of the dialogue is sung and people burst into song at the most inappropriate moments. A totally exciting story.
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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2013, 11:45:27 AM »

I think I might have a misunderstanding of what constitutes a musical. If the dialogue is not expressed through song, than why is it called a musical? There is more than one type of musical. One where most dialogue is expressed through song, and this other type, but what constitutes this other type, and what distinguishes it as a musical?
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« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2013, 12:02:43 PM »

I think I might have a misunderstanding of what constitutes a musical. If the dialogue is not expressed through song, than why is it called a musical? There is more than one type of musical. One where most dialogue is expressed through song, and this other type, but what constitutes this other type, and what distinguishes it as a musical?

So you've never thought of Singin' in the Rain as a musical? As far as I know the vast majority of film musicals are done just like that, normal acting broken up with musical numbers.
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« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2013, 12:08:27 PM »

I've never seen that, Doug. I'm too young to know much about old movies. I need a film education! :)
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« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2013, 12:52:54 PM »

I've never seen that, Doug. I'm too young to know much about old movies. I need a film education! :)

You sure do.  ;)    OK then what about Paint Your Wagon? West Side Story, The King and I, Jailhouse Rock, King Creole. Need I go on?
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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2013, 05:34:08 PM »

I know a lot about Clint Eastwood. Since this is a Clint Eastwood board, that should be enough, right? I don't have to know about musicals if I don't want to! ;)
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« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2013, 08:52:00 PM »

As a big fan of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons I saw Jersey Boys in London a couple of years ago..
Its quite a gritty little story detailing the bands links to organised crime...

I can see this as having potential for an interesting Eastwood project...


I think that " Jersey Boys " is always shown at West End in London......If only I knew this news while I'm in London!! ??? And since I know this news, melody of "Sherry" does not disappear from my head !! :buck2: I love it !!  :D

 http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=859810

 http://www.theatreticketsdirect.co.uk/shows/8/jersey-boys?gclid=CPGew8KurrYCFcjKtAodXVQAKg

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« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2013, 09:08:55 PM »

AKA, most musicals (in the American sense) have a lot of dialogue, and every now and again all the action stops and somebody sings a song. Or does a dance. I never cared much for the art form, but some people are crazy about them.

There are exceptions where most or all of the dialogue is sung, though in my opinion ... if everything is sung, it's an opera. Les Misérables would be a contemporary example of this variant.

And then there are musicals like  Jersey Boys, where (evidently) the music is an integral part of the story and even of the action. In that sense, Clint's Honkytonk Man (which most of us think is one of his finest films) could be called a musical.
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