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Initial post: Sep 28, 2010 12:36:26 PM PDT
Thomas Lucy says:
Was anyone else as disappointed with this as I was?

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 5:20:17 PM PST
chuck70 says:
are you kidding..................this movie was terrible...........the only thing i liked in this was the be italian number. what a wonderful show this was on broadway the winner over follies that year and played for two years it really was a great show on stage but, what they did to the movie was bad really bad.............................PITTY!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2010 7:15:55 PM PST
Thomas Lucy says:
I KNOW! I was actually excited about it, but I was SOOOOOO wrong. I totally agree with you on how brilliant the original production was, and how the movie butchered it. Not only did they pretty much ignore the original script, they cut most of the score! They only left in 8 of the original songs. Losing "Be On Your Own" and the "Grand Canal" sequence is practically a crime (The strip-tease over the scene that replaced the former and the film idea that replaced the latter were even worse crimes), not to mention the other casualties. I am also outraged that Penelope Cruz was nominated for a flippin' Oscar! She was terrible! They only nominated her because she was practically bare. If anyone deserved an Oscar nominee it was Marion Cotillard. I could go on and on and on, but I'll stop here.

Posted on Dec 6, 2010 10:33:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 6, 2010 10:53:51 PM PST
Larkenfield says:
Sorry, cynics, but I loved Nine. Tremendous performances from Cruz and company. I don't give a d*mn if it was different than the original production. Some were outraged by Cruz? She worked herself to the bone to perfect that number and was hotter than hot. So was Cotillard. Rob Marshall brought tremendous performances out of them all and all some people can do is complain.

What I didn't care for was the choppy MTV editing that interfered with the enjoyment of the dance numbers, such as Fergie's "Be Italian," who aced it both as a singer and dancer. So did Kate Hudson in her joyous performance. "But gee, it was too much like Fellini--no, it was too little like Fellini--this was wrong--that was wrong...blah blah blah." Despite some of its flaws, the entire production was inspired, but the only people who seemed to like it are the ones who enjoyed it on its own terms, including some of the new numbers that were added.

The dvd special features shows the love, the dedication that went into every aspect of the production. It seems obvious that this film, through Rob Marshall's genius, took these performers to the next level of their creative abilities, and I found that inspiring beyond measure. No one works as hard as these singer/dancers... no one. That's what's great about a musical like this.

Oh, and what was wrong with the glorious Sophia Loren not mentioned by anyone so far? Here's what: absolutely nothing -- but it's complain ad infinitum for those who seemed to find little or nothing to appreciate. Judi Dench aced it too. Despite Nines annoying editing flaws, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would watch it again... I loved the music.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2010 8:15:03 PM PST
chuck70 says:
hi larkenfield, just wanted to ask if you seen the broadway original? it was great................and while i don't want to take anything away from the performances they were all good except for the male lead............i kept hearing how wonderful this actor was and that he was perfect for "Nine" but, NOT............didn't like him at all...........and i still say the show was 99.9 percent better. if you'd like i'd be happy to send you my dvd copy.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2010 3:09:36 PM PST
Thomas Lucy says:
You have a DVD copy of the original production!!!!!
What can I do to get a hold of it!
I'll do anything!!!!
I've been trying to get a hold of a copy for years and years!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2010 4:43:42 PM PST
chuck70 says:
no no no thomas lucy...........i can see now by the way i wrote my comment that it sounded like i had a dvd of the broadway production...........but i was taking about the movie dvd........sadly there wasn't a dvd of the original...........if there was i'd never part with it. wonderful show.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2010 7:03:47 PM PST
Thomas Lucy says:
I thought you were talking about the rare bootleg recording some guy's got posted on Youtube.
There actually is a good recording of the production somewhere out there, recorded for archival purpose. They should release THAT on DVD.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010 10:20:54 PM PST
Skip says:
"what a wonderful show this was on broadway the winner over follies that year"

Can any one tell me what is wrong with this sentence, other than the obvious lack of capital letters?

I do have the Broadway production on DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2010 2:52:03 PM PST
Thomas Lucy says:
I thought the same thing. Follies was in 1971 and Nine was 1982. The only other shows up against Nine for best musical were Dreamgirls and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Also, is there any way I could get a copy of your copy of Nine on Broadway. I would love to have it.
It is the ORIGINAL production, isn't it, not the 2003 revival?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2010 5:19:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2010 5:20:25 PM PST
chuck70 says:
nine won the tony but the year that follies was up for a tony was not the year of nine it was two gentlmen of verona that beat out follies i know i saw the two shows and was the only one of my friends who picked verona to win.....................i would also love to get a dvd of nine i was amazed by the show and the direction of tommy tune did............what a great job he did.

Posted on Dec 18, 2010 5:23:58 AM PST
JRJoseph says:
I have seen both the show and the movie and the show was much better. I do have an LP of the show and I must say that Karen Akers was great in the show. I do have most of her recordings and just thought I would put in a plug for her here. I feel she is one of the great cabaret singers of all time along with Edith Piaf.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2010 10:16:03 PM PST
Thomas Lucy says:
I totally agree. Karen Akers was really great in Nine, and in most everything she did.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2011 7:18:32 PM PST
E. Rogers says:
Dear L. Rugletic - There was a DVD of the B'way show of "Nine?" I thoroughly enjoyed the film and our local Phoenix Theatre is doing it here in April. I will see that one! Please tell me where I can purchase the DVD of the B'way version. Thanks! Ed Rogers

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2011 9:44:52 AM PST
E. Rogers says:
Wow, Skip! How can you have the B'way production on DVD??? I would be interested to know if I could purchase a copy. Our Phoenix Theatre is doing it in April.
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