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    Re: Robert Altman's "Popeye" - genius, insanity, or ... ???

    I think that is one of the problems of the movie for most people... the movie was very faithful to the original comics in every way possible. Unfortunately, people are more familiar with the Fleischer shorts, not the comics. Therefore, Sweet Haven is Popeye's natural habitat, not some weird location that he would visit in the Fleischer shorts. And we also get to meet a lot of the major characters of the comics that never made a single appearance in the shorts, such as the entire Oyl family.

    So, next time you watch it, keep that in mind: it's not based on the Fleischer cartoons.

    Personally, I love the songs -- but I do admit that they take some getting used to. If they ever turned it into a musical for the stage, it would be great for the music to be arranged so that it comes from more natural elements, like the town band and such -- you know, live music on stage. Seems like that's the only way that the oddity of the arrangements.
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    Re: Robert Altman's "Popeye" - genius, insanity, or ... ???

    My kids are dying for it to become a stage musical. We'd so be there.

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    Re: Robert Altman's "Popeye" - genius, insanity, or ... ???

    I loved this movie when my uncle bought it for us many years ago- and still do. I still know the songs and the words and can hear it all easily in my head.

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    Re: Robert Altman's "Popeye" - genius, insanity, or ... ???

    Not for me...

    I loved the Max Fleischer cartoons as a kid and when this came out, I was actually kind of looking forward to it. To me, this is like Howard the Duck or the recent Underdog film. Good source material, lousy films.

    In terms of casting, Wimpy stands out in my mind as being mis-cast. The others were awesome.

    And the scary arms they put on Williams - sheesh!
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    Re: Robert Altman's "Popeye" - genius, insanity, or ... ???

    Its on HBO or Starz all the time and my kids LOVE watching it. I loved it when I was their age too, but now I just cringe.
    "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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    Re: Robert Altman's "Popeye" - genius, insanity, or ... ???

    This is one of those movies that's so bad you love because it's bad.

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