LOG IN / REGISTER




re: New York Times Review: In Lea Michele, ‘Funny Girl’ Has Finally Found Its Fanny
Posted by: fm_15 01:30 am EDT 09/30/22
In reply to: re: New York Times Review: In Lea Michele, ‘Funny Girl’ Has Finally Found Its Fanny - Chromolume 11:29 pm EDT 09/29/22

So I too, just watched that clip out of curiosity to see what you are talking about. Last night when I saw it she actually didn't take those 2 big pauses on the last line and there were ever so slightly fewer deviations from the score. But just to play devil's advocate, I do sort of see what you're talking about -- so yes perhaps her version is not exactly as written. However, even with that point conceded, I do think your claim that "she essentially made up the song" is an overly-cynical hyperbole...bordering on petty. Does her version really have enough deviations to make the song completely unrecognizable? More importantly does her version render the song absolutely rancid? I said I was impressed by her careful avoidance of repeating every one of Barbra's specific tricks and nuances and still coming up with a winning performance. Considering how these songs have been engraved in our minds by Barbra's version, I think she did a great job of finding a new interpretation that was not overly "pop" like in the style of Mariah/Beyonce/Whitney etc that is all the rage now (and one I feared she would resort to). Ah well, can't please 'em all. Perhaps you preferred Beanie's version that sounded to me like she was trying to will notes out through 2 congested nostrils?
reply

Previous: re: New York Times Review: In Lea Michele, ‘Funny Girl’ Has Finally Found Its Fanny - Chromolume 11:29 pm EDT 09/29/22
Next: re: New York Times Review: In Lea Michele, ‘Funny Girl’ Has Finally Found Its Fanny - KingSpeed 01:24 am EDT 09/30/22
Thread:

    Privacy Policy


    Time to render: 0.010742 seconds.