My Favorite Scene || by Seth Abramovitch || 07 17 2009 11:20 AM EXCLUSIVE: The American Idols Share Their Favorite Movie Scenes With Movieline
"One of my favorite movies of all time is Velvet Goldmine, by Todd Haynes, and the scene that comes to mind is when Ewan McGregor's character is first introduced and he's a singer, a rock star, and the camera comes in on him -- he's on stage -- and he gets naked, pours beer all over himself, then glitter on top of that. He shakes the glitter can around his crotch like he was jerking off onto the audience and then lights the foot of the stage on fire. And to me, that just sums up everything that a rock star should be. It's like a fantasy sequence. That movie is absolutely brilliant -- and a little underrated in my opinion, too. I was about 22 when I first saw it, and I was just like, whoa. It's a movie loosely based on a Ziggy Stardust-type character and an Iggy Pop-type character. It doesn't specifically name them but they're clearly modeled after those two rock stars, and it's just cool. It's a love letter to the glam scene."
Adam Lambert "Velvet Goldmine" Movie Line - Favorite Movie Scene July 17, 2009
“One of my favorite movies of all time is 'Velvet Goldmine', by Todd Haynes, and the scene that comes to mind is when Ewan McGregor’s character is first introduced and he’s a singer, a rock star, and the camera comes in on him — he’s on stage — and he gets naked, pours beer all over himself, then glitter on top of that. He shakes the glitter can around his crotch like he was jerking off onto the audience and then lights the foot of the stage on fire. And to me, that just sums up everything that a rock star should be. It’s like a fantasy sequence. That movie is absolutely brilliant — and a little underrated in my opinion, too. I was about 22 when I first saw it, and I was just like, whoa. It’s a movie loosely based on a Ziggy Stardust-type character and an Iggy Pop-type character. It doesn’t specifically name them but they’re clearly modeled after those two rock stars, and it’s just cool. It’s a love letter to the glam scene.” July 17, 2009
The top 10 Idols, in order of their finish and excluding Scott MacIntyre, named their favorite movie scenes.
My note: One of these things is not like the others.
KRIS ALLEN - Independence Day "The first one that popped into my head is Independence Day, when Bill Pullman, who plays the President, gets up on a flatbed truck and delivers that speech to the pilots. 'We're fighting for our right to live, to exist.' That was really good."
ADAM LAMBERT - Velvet Goldmine "One of my favorite movies of all time is Velvet Goldmine, by Todd Haynes, and the scene that comes to mind is when Ewan McGregor's character is first introduced and he's a singer, a rock star, and the camera comes in on him -- he's on stage -- and he gets naked, pours beer all over himself, then glitter on top of that. He shakes the glitter can around his crotch like he was jerking off onto the audience and then lights the foot of the stage on fire. And to me, that just sums up everything that a rock star should be. It's like a fantasy sequence. That movie is absolutely brilliant -- and a little underrated in my opinion, too. I was about 22 when I first saw it, and I was just like, whoa. It's a movie loosely based on a Ziggy Stardust-type character and an Iggy Pop-type character. It doesn't specifically name them but they're clearly modeled after those two rock stars, and it's just cool. It's a love letter to the glam scene."
DANNY GOKEY - Disney's Aladdin One of my favorite scenes is from Disney's Aladdin, when the genie first comes out of the lamp. The genie -- Robin Williams -- just cracks me up. He says all these random things, and he scares Aladdin. It's awesome -- a funny moment. I love Disney, and DreamWorks. [He sees a journalist he knows.] I'm sorry, I have to ask this guy a question. [He asks the journalist about a young brunette woman in the room. The journalist replies that he thinks she's an intern with one of the TV crews.] Man she's cute. MOVIELINE: Which one is she? DG: I don't want to turn around and make it obvious. ML: In the high-heeled silver shoes? DG: Uh-huh. She's very cute. ML: Well, you're the rock star, you're supposed to, you know, be a rock star. DG: Make a move, right? I'm pretty cautious when it comes to relationships. ML: Would this be a relationship? DG: Ahhhh -- even those. None of that. I don't want to be disrespectful. Not that I'd disrespect them. But a one-night stand ... I don't know, I feel would be like I'd be disrespecting them. MY NOTE: Gokey always comes across as a jerk, for me for you.
ALLISON IRAHETA - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective "The first scene for some reason that came to my head right now was in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, when Jim Carrey's coming out of the rhino. It's pretty gross. That for some reason just came into my head. It's one of my favorite scenes! When he's coming out of the rhino."
MATT GIRAURD - The Godfather "In The Godfather, the scene where Pacino does his first crime. Anyway, they're sitting there at the table and they're going to kill that police chief guy at this little Italian restaurant. It's so intense, because that's like the breaking point when he really becomes a gangster. Before that he was just a good little, you know, army guy. A military man. That's when he really makes the change. I love that scene. It's so intense. They hide the gun in the bathroom, and he comes out. It's always sweet. Badass forever."
ANOOP DESAI - Swingers "My scene is from the movie Swingers, which is my favorite movie ever. It's the very end of the movie, where Mikey is talking to T, they're in a coffee shop. And Mikey had just met this girl the night before. He'd be sweatin' his ex-girlfriend for six months, and he's really in a rut. And he finally meets this girl, and he's out of it. So the roles are sort of switched. T is the ladies' man, giving advice the whole movie. And in the end, T ends up making a fool of himself and then Mikey is the one that's very content. That means a lot to me, because one of my best friends made me watch that movie when I was sort of going through a rough time in my life, and it sort of gave me hope for the future, gave me a road map for how to be yourself and things will just come -- which fortunately has worked out for me."
LIL ROUNDS - The Notebook "The movie for me would be The Notebook. I love The Notebook. The scene that I love the most is when Allie gets together with Noah, and they start dating. She finally decides to go out with him. And they're leaving the movies, and they're getting ice cream, and she takes the ice cream and shoves it in his face and starts playing around with him a little. That's like the funnest part for me because I've done that to my husband before. Just playin' around. Then they kiss afterwards. That's the cutest little part of that movie."
SCOTT MACINTYRE - unfortunately omitted for time constraints and not his visual impairment
MEGAN JOY - Dancer in the Dark "I love movies. There's so many different ones I could talk about, but the one that just came to my mind is from Dancer in the Dark. Right when Björk's character is about to be executed, she's singing and counting her steps as she goes, and her son is involved, and I cried and I cried. I kind of think about it sometimes. Björk is one of the biggest influences in my life."
MICHAEL SARVER - Tombstone "The movie Tombstone, when Val Kilmer's character Doc Holliday was supposed to be sick in the bed. Doc goes out to take care of a duel that was supposed to happen between another person and his pal Wyatt Earp, played by Kurt Russell. And Wyatt comes out, and Doc said, 'Oh, I wasn't quite as sick as I made out.' I don't know why, but that was one of my favorite lines ever."
Yes, that was in the Alex Theater in Glendale, CA. I have no recollection of the funny looking guy in red. And I did not retain the program. :(
ETA: Or is that the Alex Theatre? Sorry Glendale I can't remember. Although I once lived in Glendale and I attended the grand reopening of the Alex. A beautiful theater -- one of the old atmospheric movie houses. And the restoration was very well done.
Ah - 'Little Mary Sunshine' is off the play radar now - - - while it was a hilarious romp, there were moments that our Native American population found offensive and stereotypical.
I know. I was "Little Mary" in the NorCal production in 1987. One of the best experiences of my life! The music was a delight; the interplay on stage with the Rangers and 'Naughty Nancy' was hilarious! I will never forget my duet with 'Captain Jim' - titled 'Colorado Sky'. It closed the first act, and the reviewer said it was one of the most over-the-top, lyrical, operatic parodies (of Jeanette and Nelson) he had ever heard. I loved the cast - I loved every single line and every single song of this play - - it was brilliant! And, the last solo Little Mary had is a number called "Cuckoo"!! I kid you not.
If anyone has a clip of this show, please, please let me know!!
OMG, I was in Little Mary Sunshine at Glendale High School, and I always went to the Alex Theatre to see movies. This is great!!! Here I am in the middle sitting down:
Little Mary Sunshine - Cuckoo Song (Tracy Shea) Uploaded on May 17, 2011
I did a production of “Brigadoon” in Texas at Theatre Under the Stars, so I had my Equity card finally, which felt like I had arrived. I was a professional now. I was getting paid enough money to live on, to really pay my bills, and it was going to lead to more work.
Rising from the Scottish mist flowing over the stage at the Hobby Center is the magical world of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Brigadoon. The 1947 musical is a throwback to that era. Melodies lilt into heights where only the headiest sopranos and tenors can go, and the choreography floats across the stage on the long legs of only the most capable ballet dancers. Under the direction of Roy Hamlin, Theater Under the Stars' production has dutifully tried to capture that old-time 1940s charm, but the results are sometimes less than enchanting.
It all begins with Tommy Albright (George Dvorsky) and Jeff Douglas (Mark Zimmerman), two Americans hiking through the forests of Scotland. Their cell phone and backpacks let us know that they're from modern times. But Tommy's problems aren't new. Though he's got a good job and a fine fiancée back home in New York, he longs for something more and is even considering postponing his marriage. Jeff, on the other hand, is a practical guy who thinks it's time Tommy stopped his dreaming and just got on with the business of living, which includes getting married.
Of course, the magic that will change everything is hinted at from the beginning, in the music floating across the Highland mist through which the Americans are traversing. It isn't long before the arguing friends go looking for a town they can hear in the distance but can't find on any map.
Brigadoon turns out to be the sort of magical place where everyone knows everyone else, and they all come together in the town square. Among the shoppers are sisters Fiona (Rachel deBenedet) and Jean (Laura Scott). There's also Charlie (Adam Lambert), Jean's handsome, blond-haired betrothed. Everyone's deliriously happy because today Jean and Charlie will be married at last. But darkness lurks in the shadows in the form of Harry Beaton (Angelo Fraboni). He loves Jean too, and now he can't ever have her. We also learn that Jean's pretty older sister Fiona has never married, which she sings about in "Waitin' for My Dearie."
Into all this energy come Tommy and Jeff, who show up at just about the time Fiona finishes her song about how she's willing to wait forever for the right man. We know immediately that Tommy and Fiona have finally found what they've been longing for. There is, however, one tiny hitch: Brigadoon is bewitched. But Tommy doesn't discover that until he's head over heels.
Like Tommy's friend Jeff, the cell-phone-carrying audience will have to suspend their modern-day cynicism to buy into the story, but that's only part of what troubles this production. The show's real magic should be the love between Fiona and Tommy. But deBenedet and Dvorsky generate so little chemistry that they aren't able to cast much in the way of a theatrical spell over the show. Adding to their problems is the fact that deBenedet's capable voice is ill suited to the light, high music her character sings. And Dvorsky's Tommy never seems quite comfortable in the fantastical place that Brigadoon is. Even the classic duo "Almost Like Being in Love" doesn't bubble to life as it should.
Still, the secondary story of the love triangle among Jean, Charlie and Harry is full of fire. Lambert's gorgeous tenor voice makes Charlie's love songs -- especially the unforgettable "Come to Me, Bend to Me" -- swoon-worthy. And Susan McCarter Olson's choreography, based in part on the original by Agnes DeMille (she worked with DeMille as a young dancer), is made fresh and exciting by the fine dancing of Scott's lovely Jean and Fraboni's angry Harry.
But something has clearly gotten lost in the translation from the 1940s to the present. And while a few elements of the show are worth seeing (especially if you're a fan of big old-fashioned musicals), in the end, this modern production of an old and magical love story fails to enchant.
Enchantment is in short supply these days, both in the entertainment world and the so-called real world. Not so in Brigadoon. That's why I suspect audiences will warm again to Lerner and Loewe's 1947 classic, which still generates enchantment aplenty in Theatre Under The Stars' latest revival. The show's unique (if admittedly far-fetched) premise and piquant Scottish flavor combine with a glorious score and charming dances to give Brigadoon a virtually irresistible appeal.
Like a master mixologist preparing the perfect cocktail, Brigadoon blends ideal portions of fantasy, humor and poignant romance in its story of two Americans who stumble upon a Scottish village that appears for one day each century.
Tommy, the romantic looking for something to believe in, finds it in village lass Fiona. Even after learning of her peculiar circumstances, Tommy wishes to stay, even though that means giving up everything and everyone in his world. His pal Jeff, the realist, tries to persuade Tommy that would be a mistake, convinced their experience is some crazy hallucination they'll forget as soon as they leave.
In the skillfully interwoven subplot, Fiona's sister Jean and her beloved Charlie are to wed that very day. Yet their joyous wedding brings heartache and risk, as Jean's rejected suitor Harry threatens to flee Brigadoon -- and if any resident leaves, the town and all in it will disappear forever.
Brigadoon arguably is the finest all-round achievement of librettist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe. Though My Fair Lady was their biggest hit, Brigadoon boasts their most perfectly balanced blend of story, song and dance -- as well as an incomparable succession of soaring love songs.
Director Roy Hamlin keeps a steady pace and maintains conviction in the narrative (no mean feat in itself), treading lightly through the neverland terrain.
Susan McCarter Olson has restaged the famous Agnes de Mille dances, generally hewing to the original outlines, augmented with her own variations in the de Mille manner. If a bit of the rich character slips away from time to time, the re-thought choreography usually retains the grace and flavor of the original.
As Tommy, George Dvorsky sings with robust feeling and gives urgency to his romantic dilemma. Rachel de Benedet is a fetching Fiona with a crystalline soprano, passionately romantic yet sensibly firm-minded. When she and Dvorsky rhapsodize in The Heather on the Hill, Almost Like Being in Love, There But for You Go I and From This Day On, the show (and hearts) take wing.
Adam Lambert's vibrant tenor makes the most of genial Charlie's bubbly "I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean" and his achingly beautiful "Come to Me, Bend to Me". Laura Scott dances Jean with maidenly delicacy, especially her lovely prenuptial ballet. Angelo Fraboni is all brooding intensity as Harry, leading the dynamic Sword Dance with precision. Ilene Bergelson's Maggie (whom Harry has spurned in his hopeless love for Jean) shines in her stark, eloquent Funeral Dance.
Reprising his role as Jeff from the 1980 Broadway revival, Mark Zimmerman fires off his caustic quips (many of them updated here) with biting sarcasm. Ruth Gottschall projects brash exuberance as saucy milkmaid Meg, a Scottish cousin of Oklahoma!'s Ado Annie, capping her two comic turns with a spunky yip.
In one departure from tradition, Lundie (the town sage who explains the miracle of Brigadoon to the visitors) is now a woman. Alley Theatre company member Bettye Fitzpatrick imbues Elder Lundie with grandmotherly warmth and wisdom.
Desmond Heeley's sets and costumes (from the New York City Opera) enhance the storybook flavor. And Steven Smith conducts smoothly and with spirit.
For hopeless romantics, Brigadoon is a dream destination. Yet after hearing its siren song, even realists may find themselves reluctant to return to the real world.
A role the he often hears is a favorite of fans is his Tommy Albright from "Brigadoon," which Mr. Dvorsky performed here in 2001.
"I also did it in 2004 in Houston, and Adam Lambert was Charlie," the actor said of the former "American Idol" finalist. "He was this little red-head, freckle-faced 21-year-old who sang the most beautiful version of 'Come to Me, Bend to Me.' I saw he's going to be here [for a Pride Fest concert Saturday]. Adam stayed in my apartment when he first came to New York, and then we lost touch. ... I hope I get to see him when he's here."
March 2004 "Brigadoon" Adam plays the role of Charlie Dalrymple in the musical comedy "Brigadoon" produced by Houston's Theatre Under the Stars, and presented at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
"...the secondary story of the love triangle among Jean, Charlie and Harry is full of fire. Lambert's gorgeous tenor voice makes Charlie's love songs -- especially the unforgettable "Come to Me, Bend to Me" -- swoon-worthy."
September 12, 2004 24th Annual Chabad L'Chaim - To Life! Telethon Song Debut Is Anybody Listening?
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Adam performs Is Anybody Listening? at the 24th Annual Chabad L'Chaim - To Life! Telethon. The co-host, Mindy Sterling, asks whether he performs at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.
I was doing all this promotion for them to get interest built for the show and singing the song everywhere. I was on the Chabad Telethon... Adam Lambert: The ultimate interview, Part Two atop.proboards.com/post/89503/thread
September 30, 2004 TO LIFE! TO RAISE FUNDS! BY GABY WENIG
Leo Moctezuma @leomoctezuma LA till im Not! International! Up & Coming Recording artist. www.LeoMoctezuma.com AKA P!nk's Choreographer & Lead male Dancer for most Female Pop Diva's like Britney Spears. Xtina. www.LeoMoctezuma.com
Photo Script: September 21 - December 5, 2004 The Ten Commandments: The Musical Joshua Is Anybody Listening? The Horns of Jericho Let Them Go (No Man's Right)/The Plagues We Are Free (Light of A New Day) Into the Deep A Prayer For Life/Finale BCBGMaxAzria Entertainment Mr. Azria/Mr. Cohen (co-producers) Kodak Theatre Hollywood CA
Adam is cast as Joshua and performs alongside Val Kilmer who plays the role of Moses in "The Ten Commandments: The Musical" at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The show begins previews on September 21 and opens on September 27. Adam's solo, "Is Anybody Listening?", gets the best reviews. Song Videos Below: ACT 1 1. "Is Anybody Listening?" – Joshua, Hebrew Slaves 2. "The Horns of Jericho" – Moses, Joshua, Miriam, Yokebed, Hebrew Slaves 3. "Let Them Go (No Man's Right)" – Moses, Ramses, Joshua, Aaron, Hebrew Slaves 4. "The Plagues" – Moses, Ramses, Nefertari, Joshua, Yokebed, Miriam, Aaron, Viziers, Hebrew Slaves and Egyptians ACT 2 5. "We Are Free (Light of A New Day)" – Miriam, Joshua, Aaron, Hebrews 6. "Into the Deep" – Moses, Joshua, Aaron, Nachson, Hebrews 7. "A Prayer For Life" - Moses, Miriam, Yokebed, Bithia, Joshua, Aaron, Hebrews
Reviews Below (Photos from The Ten Commandments After Party): 1.www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/la/la157.html 2.http://theater.nytimes.com/2004/09/30/theater/reviews/30ten.html 3.www.curtainup.com/10commandments.html Reviews Here:
December 15, 2004 A Change Is Gonna Come The Zodiac Show
Adam performs "A Change Is Gonna Come" in The Zodiac Show. Exactly six years later he's back, headlining on his own Glam Nation Tour. He recalls singing ACIGC at The Music Box and per Simon Fuller's request on American Idol. He reprises the song as a gay and lesbian civil rights anthem.
December 15, 2004 The Zodiac Show The Music Box
May 19, 2009 American Idol The Nokia Theater
December 15, 2010 Glam Nation Tour The Music Box
A Change Is Gonna Come
December 15, 2004
Henry Fonda Music Box Theater
December 15, 2004 Zodiac Show Finale Music Box Theatre (Adam at 4:08, 4:44, 5:04 lol, 5:16, 5:22)
The Zodiac Show 2008 Adam Lambert joins the cast to sing I Wish I knew How It Would Feel To Be Free in the 2004 The Zodiac Show Finale. (Most of this is from the 2004 Zodiac Show) Adam 4:08, 4:44, 5:04 lol, 5:16, 5:22
KMacwhit | April 18, 2009 | 5:44 min A trailer of live footage from past Zodiac Shows and b-roll; featuring Adam Lambert (AI), Carmit Bachar (PCD) Allan Louis (CW/Privileged) Ty Taylor(Rockstar INXS) special guests include Dita Von Tesse, Macy Gray, Vikter Duplaix and many others! Lee Cherry and Carmit B co-create and produce this extravaganza of glam rock...
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December 15, 2004 The Zodiac Show A Change Is Gonna Come Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre Los Angeles CA
Carmit & the Zodiac Crew rooting for Adam Lambert CarmitBacharNet | November 14, 2009 | 0:11 The Zodiac Crew in the audience of American Idol rooting for Zodiac member Adam Lambert, 14. April 2009. (Born To Be Wild Performance)
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