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|I tend to agree with you, Heather Marie
Written by Tuija
(12/29/2012 1:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Interesting Question, penned by Heather Marie
I have not seen very many musicals both as stage productions and as films. The first that comes to my mind is Fiddler on the Roof, which I have seen in at least 2 different stage productions in Finland. The film is a classic, of course, and I've seen it many times. I don't think that any actors I have seen in the main role onstage have quite matched Topol's performance, even though I think they did a pretty good job.
And another - the Sound of Music. I saw a stage performance by an amateur theatre company once. The film is such a classic, I don't think I even began to compare the stage production to the film in my mind, because otherwise the expectations would have been too much. They did a good job and it had the vibrance of a live performance, though visually it certainly was not as exciting as the film with its actual Austrian locations.
Films usually have the advantage of closeups and other such methods - the director can play with camera angles, locations etc. to get certain things across more effectively.
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