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As in they adapted a movie into a comic that I didn't expect them to.

Yup, they actually adapted a comic of a musical. And not just any musical, a musical starring Ricky Moranis, that was directed by Frank Oz, aka Yoda and Miss Piggy. Admittedly the original movie WASN'T a musical, but it's still kind of suprising.

Just to note, the movie is AWESOME and I highly recommend it. S'got damn awesome puppets in it.

Date: 2011-05-28 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nezchan
There was an interim step where the original movie was adapted to a musical on stage, which is the version the newer movie was based on.

Date: 2011-05-28 06:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nezchan
Haven't seen the play, but I have trouble seeing a Frank Oz project being all that meanspirited so the movie wins by default. Just saying the musical aspect didn't come out of nowhere for the film, is all.


Date: 2011-05-28 07:53 pm (UTC)
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The alternate movie ending is WORSE than the stage version… and both Oz & Moranis preferred it.

Re: No...

Date: 2011-05-29 01:19 am (UTC)
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And I think the film's ending works better. They changed just enough throughout the rest to actually make Seymour and Audrey such winning and wonderful characters that the Faustian ending just came off as crass and sad, rather than darkly funny as it was in the stage version. On top of that, the film version cuts out several dull numbers from the stage version, tweaks a few to make them better, and adds one of the all-time best with "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space."

So in my opinion: movie version with happy ending > all other versions.

Re: No...

Date: 2011-05-30 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Not sure about that, IIRC in the movie, Mushnik's death in particular is a lot more Seymours fault than I remember it being in the stage version, so was less deserving of a happy ending than the stage one, who got anything but.

"Closed for Renovations" and particularly "Call Back in the Morning" are amongst my favourites from the show (The latter being one of the most complex melodies of any Ashman/Menken number (beaten only by the "If Only" quartet from the stage version of "The Little Mermaid")

Re: No...

Date: 2011-05-30 06:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehefner
Remember that Mushnik was planning to blackmail Seymour so that HE could keep the plant and get all the fortune. That's a change from the play, where Mushnik was just going to turn Seymour in. In both cases, Seymour kills Mushnik to save his own skin, but in the film's case, Mushnik had it coming and revealed himself to be a bad person (and I could see him being a lot more willing to kill people for Audrey's offers of fame and fortune), which lets Seymour off the hook in my view.


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