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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: There's a song in the Christmas special Reply with quote

Rick Deckard wrote:
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There was a song in The Empty Child


And that was a brilliant episode wasn't it.... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


I know, as the Doctor screams and gets high about how "JUST THIS ONCE EVERYBODY LIVES!"...in the middle of an air raid where people are getting blown up as he speaks. Rolling Eyes

Oh, and it intrduced I.M.Meen, er I mean John Barrowman.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it's too much to ask that the song be in a form like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geLiEiAiQJA ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm going senile. I don't remember any songs in any of them except Why Oh Why Am I So Much More Sensitive Than Everyone Else by Athlete in Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with Van Gogh.

Mind you, this is not the first time I have failed to remember something about Modern Who.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
I think I'm going senile. I don't remember any songs in any of them except Why Oh Why Am I So Much More Sensitive Than Everyone Else by Athlete in Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with Van Gogh.

Mind you, this is not the first time I have failed to remember something about Modern Who.


That's just the effect of watching Nu-Who. You actually lose allocated memory whilst watching it.

It's the equivalent of your sister taping over Horror of Fang Rock with an entire episode of Live & Kicking, in order to watch a 2 minute interview with Westlife.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
I think I'm going senile. I don't remember any songs in any of them except Why Oh Why Am I So Much More Sensitive Than Everyone Else by Athlete in Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with Van Gogh.

Mind you, this is not the first time I have failed to remember something about Modern Who.


Please tell me how you've managed to blot from your mind the image of Eccleston bopping to Tainted Love because I'd dearly like to do the same.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moderator General wrote:
War Arrow wrote:
I think I'm going senile. I don't remember any songs in any of them except Why Oh Why Am I So Much More Sensitive Than Everyone Else by Athlete in Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with Van Gogh.

Mind you, this is not the first time I have failed to remember something about Modern Who.


Please tell me how you've managed to blot from your mind the image of Eccleston bopping to Tainted Love because I'd dearly like to do the same.


I have a horrible feeling that you're NOT pulling my leg here or taking advantage of my amnesia, but I honestly don't remember that at all, and I watched all of them (although some I watched later on YouTube). All I can really recall from watching a lot of the RTD stories is a vague sense of dread, waiting to see what would get pissed on next. I suppose, with such lowered expectations, it made the "better" episodes a bit more watchable - the surprise of it not being quite what I expected, so Dalek I sort of enjoyed.

The Doctor should really be sneering at Earth Pop Music, regardless of how cool viewers might think it is, but that's the trouble with NuWho - he's no longer a strange and exciting outsider, he's just some bloke down the pub with a time machine.

I wonder how long before we find out he has a fave football team?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a bad thing,though? There's a song in "The Gunfighters", and lots
of people here like that story.

I'll wait and see how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
that's the trouble with NuWho - he's no longer a strange and exciting outsider, he's just some bloke down the pub with a time machine.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me using a song isn't as bad as a character actually singing a song. When people sing in shows that aren't normally musicals, it's bad. Simpsons, Buffy etc

I don't understand musicals, to me characters breaking out into song seems as odd as... batman wailing mournfully on a guitar over his dead parents or something

Although I liked Team America
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_Liam_ wrote:
I don't understand musicals, to me characters breaking out into song seems as odd as... batman wailing mournfully on a guitar over his dead parents or something


I also have that problem with musicals, when my nana was watching her video of South Pacific a couple of months ago I complained that people don't start singing a song related to their current situation in real life. The only times I can tolerate singing on television and in films is when there is actually a reason for it, for example if a character is a musician and has an instrument on-screen.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know. TV or film is pretty artificial anyway, it's just that songs tend to highlight that. I thought it worked well in that Buffy episode seeing as they gave a reason for it. Sometimes it works, though often it doesn't.

Cabaret and Tommy I liked a lot, for example.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannibal the musical had some good numbers too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
I don't know. TV or film is pretty artificial anyway, it's just that songs tend to highlight that. I thought it worked well in that Buffy episode seeing as they gave a reason for it. Sometimes it works, though often it doesn't.

Cabaret and Tommy I liked a lot, for example.


Fringe had a musical ep, "Brown Betty", which was okay because it was
a stoned Walter telling a fairy story to enterain a kid, and all the musical scenes were all the product of his imagination.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the convention in musicals was that the singing wasn't actually happening within the fictional world - it represents a conversation or a soliloquy that the character(s) are having.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pex wrote:
I thought the convention in musicals was that the singing wasn't actually happening within the fictional world - it represents a conversation or a soliloquy that the character(s) are having.


Then why not simply show the conversation or soliloquy? I prefer genuine character-driven fiction to mindless banal entertainment that requires no emotional investment in the characters.
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