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Sound of Music Live - NBC Dec. 5th - Gonna watch?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Funny, I thought he had just recently died, but Wikipedia has him among the living.

    Reminds me of the old game they used to play for prized on the old WNEW-FM in NYC called dead or alive. They'd throw out a series of names, and the caller would have to say whether the people were dead or alive.
     
  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    You obviously never saw Stranger than Fiction.
     
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I put Will Farrell in the same category as Adam Sandler, Robin Williams and Bill Murray. When you put them in a vehicle where they are heavily involved and that's skewed to the things that made them popular, you get what you'd expect, their schtick. But when you put them in something that's not written by them, and is a bit more serious, they are actually pretty darn good. Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting, Adam Sandler in Spanglish or Reign Over Me, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation or Hyde Park on Hudson, and yes, Will Farrell in Stranger than Fiction or Melinda and Melinda.

    The problem is, they do SOO many of those types of typecast movies that it's all you remember them as doing. I'm not as much a Will Farrell fan as I am the other three, but I think he's a decent actor in something other than his typecast roles.
     
  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    Agree 100%
     
  5. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

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    Funny how at least one of the movies for each 'star' is an absolute stinker (Spanglish, Hyde Park on Hudson, Melinda and Melinda)!
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Stinker as far as what? You didn't like them? Critical failure? Box Office bust?

    I liked Spanglish a lot, Melinda and Melinda was decent, Hyde Park is sitting on my DVR, but haven't watch yet.
     
  7. gweempose

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    I thought Spanglish was actually one of Sandler's best films.
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Me too, and so was Reign Over Me. Which was my point. His best work was stuff he didn't write or was involved in the concept, but just hired as an actor.
     
  9. mattack

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    Did she have 'backing vocals' or whatever you want to call it? That is, not actually lip syncing, but not fully "live" singing either?

    I've watched around a third of it so far... I don't hate it, and I find it entertaining, but I'm mostly just using it to 'fill in' time when I've finished watching whatever main show I watched while walking on my treadmill. (i.e. to fill up the length of time I usually walk for)

    Also, I've wondered how many times they do a FULL run through. I seem to remember seeing some small 'goofs', but nothing huge so far (nobody falling down, etc.)
     
  10. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Very well said.

    I really can't stand Will Farell in much of anything. Interestingly enough, Anchorman is the only role I have seen him in that I COULD stand. I think that is more of a memory because my husband liked it and we saw it together.

    Elf? forget it. Maybe I need to take a moment and watch Melinda and Melinda, but I admit, just seeing his name in the line up makes me go 'no'.

    And all that said, I will add that there are some of the movies that those actors have been in that were their vehicles and their 'schtick' but that I also enjoyed. Sandler and the one with the little boy, Williams and Peter Pan, Murray in Groundhog day.
     
  11. TonyD79

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    Have you seen Stranger than Fiction? I recommend it highly. Very non-Farrell Farrell.
     
  12. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    They showed it again last night. I didn't see it the first time it was on. I thought it was pretty good. I don't see why some people got so worked up over it.
     
  13. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i tried to watch, but stopped shortly into the show. the original has too many memories for me, it ruins watching a different production.

    the original (sing along version) is airing on abc tonight at 7/6c.
     
  14. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Weird thing about last night's replay.

    I'd recorded the live version, and stored an .mpg on my computer. It's been there all this time.

    The closing credits, tho', my local station had messed them up by cutting in with the intro to local news, so last night I re-recorded the last ten minutes or so. (Figured maybe to splice the new ending with the original broadcast, make a new .mpg file.)

    Something seemed odd about the closing, tho'.

    Played the closing of last night's broadcast this afternoon, while simulatanously running the old recording of last year's broadcast.

    They wouldn't stay in sync. The new recording kept getting ahead of the old one, as if it was running faster.

    Is it possible they speeded up the playback ever so slightly to fit in a few more commercials this time around? Seems like a poor choice for a musical.
     
  15. pdhenry

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    Just a guess - maybe in addition to last year's live showing they recorded another performance for posterity. One where they could do retakes, etc. for a better permanent show. I'm pretty sure the performance of this year's Peter Pan on DVD isn't the same one that aired live.
     
  16. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Nope.

    Move for move, word for word, everything was the same. It just was a hair faster.

    Oh, as for Peter Pan, do you have a copy of the DVD, or are you just guessing that 'no one would sell a DVD of something as bad as the aired version'? :p
     

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