LDSGator

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    LDSGator reacted to dprh in Musicals   
    I went to see Shang Chi last night and there was a preview for Dear Evan Hanson. I haven't seen the play, but I do enjoy the soundtrack. I'm looking forward to the movie.
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Godless in Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far   
    Yup, that’s why I thought the hype for Ebola was absurd. And when Obama appointed an Ebola czar I thought that was a waste of time and resources. 
     
    However, and it’s a huge however, “Ebola” was scarier because the fatality rate is much higher than Covid. So while I think it was overblown, I at least understand the ignorance and concern. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Anddenex in Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far   
    Right. Ebola would be a different game totally. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Anddenex in Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far   
    Right. Ebola would be a different game totally. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Anddenex in Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far   
    Right. Ebola would be a different game totally. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from mirkwood in The Holy War   
    More of a “let’s try to make @mirkwood miserable” fan. 
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    LDSGator reacted to clwnuke in What in Sam Hill is the Point of there Being an LDS Church at All?   
    @Traveler Yep!  I can hear some of them now when the heavens are opened saying - "Oh my, you let clwnuke into the Celestial Kingdom?? You blew that judgement. He hated cats, listened to disco music, snored at church, and had a secret picture of Jaclyn Smith in his wallet. No way I'm going in there!".
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    LDSGator reacted to The Folk Prophet in Musicals   
    I think that it depends on a multitude of factors and that there is no yes/no answer. I believe some are better as movies. West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof are two examples. The stage versions lose something, in my opinion. Man of La Mancha is an interesting example that loses something in both forms. The stage loses the realism of the real inn and the gritty reality of real life. The film loses the creativity of the play within a play. The movie does that too...sort of. It's a play within a movie....but the play then is shown as reality....but it doesn't have the same, "that's clever" sort of feel, etc...
    Really though, it depends on so many factors. Some things work better as a stage play. Dance numbers are one example of that (usually). Dance numbers on stage usually work. Those same numbers in a movie can sometimes kill the show. But even when they don't, they still don't work as well as live.
    Live orchestra also has something about it that just can't really be recreated with a recording. You feel the timpani hits and the loud brass melts your face. Live orchestra is something to hear! Recordings don't translate -- ever. Even a small orchestra playing live can punch in ways that movie music can't. Alternatively, small orchestras can also stink, and a movie allows for a bigger orchestra and perfected takes. So......
    It really just depends.
    Mostly though, I think skill is skill. The right director/producer/talent/etc. will sell a movie. The same is true of a stage play. People who understand the property and build it right for the medium in which it's being presented will create art. Most musical movie failures are failures of the creators, not the property.
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    LDSGator got a reaction from MrShorty in The Holy War   
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    LDSGator got a reaction from mirkwood in The Holy War   
    More of a “let’s try to make @mirkwood miserable” fan. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from MrShorty in The Holy War   
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in The Holy War   
    Mr/Mrs @mirkwood (no assuming gender here) BYU fans are ready to serve you a large helping of your own words. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in The Holy War   
    Mr/Mrs @mirkwood (no assuming gender here) BYU fans are ready to serve you a large helping of your own words. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in The Holy War   
    Mr/Mrs @mirkwood (no assuming gender here) BYU fans are ready to serve you a large helping of your own words. 
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    LDSGator reacted to mirkwood in The Holy War   
    You and I will have words the next two years...
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    LDSGator reacted to Anddenex in The Holy War   
    @mirkwood's new profile pic:

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    LDSGator got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in The Holy War   
    Mr/Mrs @mirkwood (no assuming gender here) BYU fans are ready to serve you a large helping of your own words. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in The Holy War   
    Mr/Mrs @mirkwood (no assuming gender here) BYU fans are ready to serve you a large helping of your own words. 
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    LDSGator reacted to NeuroTypical in 20 year anniversary of 9/11   
    20 years ago tomorrow, I was working in one of the tallest buildings in Denver. They emptied the building out within the first hour or two I was there. I called my wife, who was at home with our not-quite-1 year old. I told her I was ok, that I was coming home, and she should turn on the TV. Later, my boss sent us this story that his brother gathered from a co-worker. I dig it out and read it every year.    
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    LDSGator got a reaction from Anddenex in Is this True? Gay Electroshock Therapy within the Church   
    Obviously, it’s hideous to all decent people in 2021. I’m sure even back in 1959 some people found it disturbing.
     
    Sadly, sometimes people/institutions do heinous things like this out of ignorance because they were popular at the time. The best we can do is accept that it happened, don’t try to sweep it under the rug, and do our best to ensure that it never happens again.  
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    LDSGator reacted to JohnsonJones in Biden's Mandate may be a tad too far   
    I make no secret that I feel people should get vaccinated and that we should wear masks and social distance.  I think this is the right thing to do, and personally what I espouse.  I think their is a great amount of evidence to support it.
    here is a mandate that the news is reporting came out today which supposedly will effect 2/3 of the American Population.  I know that people who are against vaccines (they've been around forever against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and many other vaccines) have been around for many years, a sign of how anti-science many in the United States have become.  I know that we can require them for schools, but normally these mandates are NOT from the executive branch.
    I think that he CAN enforce it upon Federal employees, but mandating that any business with over 100 employees I think may be beyond the purview of his power.  I don't know that this will be something that he can actually DO.  Something seems off with the mandate.  I imagine there will be lawsuits against it rather rapidly (I could also be wrong, but I expect there will be a lawsuit or two that state he cannot force a private business or company or one that is majority owned by an individual or family, to perform such a thing or other such relations to be one that pops ups).
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    LDSGator got a reaction from JohnsonJones in The Holy War   
    College sports always were a bit more intense than the pros. Down here it’s a religion. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from JohnsonJones in The Holy War   
    It’s a religious school (BYU) vs a secular one (Utah). So I don’t get it either. The other holy war in college football is between two nominally religious schools-Notre Dame and BC. 
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    LDSGator got a reaction from NeuroTypical in 3.5 Trillion spending bill   
    My old college buddy once stole an orange road cone then put it in the window that faced the dean’s office. I was going to tell him how stupid that was, but then I realized that we both went to the same college, so who am I to judge?