Brokeback Mountain the opera

  • MikeHunt

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    Sep 26, 2007 4:27 PM GMT
    I just read BBM may be made into an opera. What next?

    Forgive me for complaining, but I'm put off every time a film is adapted for the stage, or vice versa. I always think to myself, how many ways does an idea have to be marketed? I can only imagine that most gays will line up to see the "tent scene" live on stage.

    What do you think? http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/r_m/2007/09/25/2007-09-25_charlie_sheen__denise_richards_its_war.html
  • art_smass

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    Sep 26, 2007 4:33 PM GMT
    I guess it's better than "Brokeback Mountain: The Theme Park."
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    Sep 26, 2007 4:38 PM GMT
    Brokeback Mountain Coming To Broadway?
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    Sep 26, 2007 5:22 PM GMT
    icon_question.gifSeriously???

    That's just a terrible idea! Its bad enough they took a 50 some odd page short story and turned it into a 2+ hour boring movie... but an opera? Good lord!

    Can't they find something more compelling to make into an opera, like... Anna Karenina! Something that would make sense as an opera. ggeeshicon_question.gif
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    Sep 26, 2007 5:26 PM GMT
    art_smass has the right idea if not a favorable opinion of it. I think a theme park would be better. I just don't know if there were enough thrills in the story to inspire any rides.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 26, 2007 5:26 PM GMT
    Wow what a lame idea, but I guess when they fart from all the beans the acoustics will carry the sound to the back and the smell to the front seats...hahahaha
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    Sep 26, 2007 5:44 PM GMT
    art_smassI guess it's better than "Brokeback Mountain: The Theme Park."


    We call it "Wyoming."
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Sep 26, 2007 5:58 PM GMT
    StripperRocco,


    !boring! are you serious?

    I cried at that movie. It was a very emotional movie for me.

    I don't agree with putting it on the stage though.

    Mike

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    Sep 26, 2007 6:05 PM GMT
    Mike:

    Yeah i was bored to tears at that movie.

    I really think it's because i couldnt relate to it so much. I came out at 13 and never had to deal with hiding... and i grew up in the late 80's and 90's so that period of time is foreign to me.

    It might work as a play, but NOT an opera.

    WAIT WAIT... i'll choregraph a ballet! full on 3 acts! LOLicon_twisted.gif
  • MikeHunt

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    Sep 26, 2007 6:23 PM GMT
    Ballet thats hilarious!
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:26 PM GMT
    Could u imagine???????

    I cant even BEGIN to fathom a legit ballet set to the Brokeback story... i mean... a corps de ballet dressed as sheep???

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  • MikeHunt

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    Sep 26, 2007 6:33 PM GMT
    Shhhh, the powers that be might snap up your idea. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:46 PM GMT
    A ballet version would make that whole tent seen, um, interesting.
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:46 PM GMT
    To the tune of "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma

    (Ennis Del Mar emerging from a tent)

    Oh What a beautiful morning!
    Oh what a beautiful day!
    I have been fucking ass all night
    Screwing and humping awaaay
    Screwing and humping away!

    OH yes, I can see this as musical right now...destined to be an american classic icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:48 PM GMT
    Brokeback Mountain Weekly Grocery Lists
    for Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, Summer, 1963

    WEEK ONE
    Beans
    Bacon
    Coffee
    Whiskey

    WEEK TWO
    Beans
    Ham
    Coffee
    Whiskey

    WEEK THREE
    Beans al fresca
    Thin-sliced Bacon
    Hazelnut Coffee
    Sky vodka & Tanqueray gin
    K-Y Jelly

    WEEK FOUR
    Beans en salade
    Pancetta
    Coffee (espresso grind)
    5-6 bottles best Chardonnay
    2 tubes K-Y Jelly

    WEEK FIVE
    Fresh Fava beans
    Jasmine rice
    Prosciutto, approx. 8 ounces, thinly sliced
    Medallions of veal
    Porcini mushrooms
    1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
    5-6 bottles French Bordeaux (Estate Reserve)
    1 extra large bottle Astro-glide

    WEEK SIX
    Yukon Gold potatoes
    Heavy whipping cream
    Asparagus (very thin)
    Organic Eggs
    Spanish Lemons
    Gruyere cheese (well aged)
    Crushed Walnuts
    Arugula
    Clarified Butter
    Extra Virgin Olive oil
    Pure Balsamic vinegar
    6 yards white silk organdy
    6 yards pale ivory taffeta
    3 Cases of Dom Perignon Masters Reserve
    Large tin Crisco
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:52 PM GMT
    HAHAHAHAHA!
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:58 PM GMT
    Maybe Andrew Lloyd Webber can do the music? After all, he seems good at producing the sort of tripe a.k.a. mediocrity Broadway seems to adore. (No offense to any Webber fans out there. Just my opinion!)
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    Sep 26, 2007 7:24 PM GMT
    Most excellent, Paradox! icon_lol.gif

    Modern opera writing lacks something, usually good music.
    Some time ago I saw a La Boheme done by an Australian opera company (???). It was quite good and some hot truly hot guys sang in it. Maybe the aussies will mount this!
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    Sep 26, 2007 7:51 PM GMT
    so not a single person wants to say that MAYBE this could be good?

    i mean, it depends on the execution of course, but almost anything can be made into a great stage play. i'll reserve judgment until i see it. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 26, 2007 7:51 PM GMT
    Actually, didn't Aaron Copland do all kinds of stuff like that? Umm... without the tent scene though.
  • art_smass

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    Sep 26, 2007 8:01 PM GMT
    I'd rather see it as a Broadway-style musical with glitzy costumes, jazz hands, and some stunt casting, like in Hairspray: The Musical. I wonder what Harvey Fierstein and Bruce Vilanch are up to?
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    Sep 26, 2007 9:38 PM GMT
    I'm not an opera fan, but I think it could be good. Who knows? It's deep and emotional, which seems to lend itself to this media. Don't most people cry at operas?

    In a world where "High School Musical" does well at the box office, and "Rent" somehow just keeps lingering, I think it has a shot at being legitimately good. If executed well it could possibly rate better against operas than the movie did against all movies.
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    Sep 26, 2007 9:43 PM GMT
    "Don't most people cry at operas?"

    My partner gave me the birthday gift of tickets to Don Giovanni at Lincoln Center a few (+) years ago. I was politely asked (during intermission) to either leave or stay awake by a woman who'd been sitting near us. We left. I was certain I couldn't make it through any more of it. Fortunately, Pearl Jam tickets were also a pretty nifty gift for a few weeks later. No trouble staying awake at all.
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    Sep 26, 2007 10:27 PM GMT
    Oh I don't know, I think it might be entertaining if Jack twist rang out with an aria at the crucial moment similar to Madeleine Kahns in Young Frankenstein after she married the monster
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    Sep 26, 2007 11:09 PM GMT
    I think it is a brilliant idea to turn brokeback mountain into a musical. I am personally not the biggest fan of opera though unless you count Phantom of the Opera which i loved to death but I always loved musicals especially the sound of Music, RENT, and yes I liked Highschool musical. So like "JonnyFreestyle" is saying I would most definitely give the show a chance. I loved that movie so if they can keep the music similar to the soundtrack and execute the idea into a fabulous reality I say I am soo going to the first show. I don't care how gay that makes me. Oh my god I'm turning into a queen! lol