Listening to the Hunchback of Notre Dame musical OST for the first time
Olim:how did they make the intro to the movie richer and prettier aaah I love all the layers of voices
Bells of Notre Dame:HOLY HELL THAT INTRO. It's weird to hear the first verse with no French accent but I like how it's a group number now. THEY INCLUDED JEHANNNNNNNN. THEY INCLUDED JEHAN I CANNOT OMGOMGOMGOMFG. JEHAAAANNNN. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS LITTLE SHIT. KARA WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS I AM SCREAMING. That's really interesting that they made Quasi Jehan's son. It's less dramatic than the move but I like it a lot. PRETTY CHOIR. DAT HIGH NOTE.
Out There:Patrick Page's Frollo is delightfully creepy. More so than his Scar. Quasi needs all of the hugs ohmygod. I wasn't so sure about his voice at first but then it got into the song and now I can get behind this :)
Topsy Turvy Pt 1:I like having more crowd numbers. Quasi's interludes are so sweet though it's breaking my heart knowing it all falls to shit.
Rest and Recreation:Why did they change Phoebus's last name? I love when they include musical themes from the movies in the stage's songs- they've been doing it since BatB and I love it. Great Douchebag Phoebus is back.
Rhythm of the Tambourine:oh FUCK YES. I am SO glad they made her dance a full number of its own.
Topsy Turvy Pt 2:I'm sure this scene is longer in the full version. The whole King of Fools part feels REALLY abridged on the soundtrack.
Into Notre Dame:I'm pretty sure it wasn't necessary to do this to my heart
God Help the Outcasts:WOW.
Top of the World:Once in every shoooowww there comes a song like thiiiis.... Ugh are the gargoyles here? WHY. They're a little more palatable here than in the movie at least.
Tavern Song:These dark minor chord dance numbers are my aesthetic
Heaven's Light:Someone please hug Quasi
Hellfire:LOUD UNINTELLIGABLE SCREAMING AHDHSJDJAJDNNSPAGE YOU ARE AMAZING AHDHFJSJJFJSJA. SO MUCH CONFLICT. SO MUCH CHOIR. I AM DEAD. THE CYMBAL CRASHES. MY HEART IS DOING THINGS. THE WAY HE SAYS "HAVE MERCY ON ME." THE WAY HE HITS THAT NOTE. HOT DAMN.
Esmeralda:why is this melody so bright and jaunty? And who says "punished" like that? Brothels in a Disney show. I don't know why I'm surprised because HoND has always been edgier than most Disney and this is coming directly after freaking Hellfire. But still damn. Yay for Phoebus not being a douche anymore! Seriously this song sounds like something out of Les Mis.
Entracte:IT'S PARIS IS BURNING WITH CHOIR :D
Flight into Egypt:the statues are slightly more palatable here. This is still a weak point but it's not A Guy Like You. I'm pretty amused that that was cut lol
The Court of Miracles:this scene is so funny in the movie and it's actually quite scary here. Amazing what a key change can do!
In a Place of Miracles:Have I mentioned this week that I don't like Phoebus? Nice to see a cut song make it back in, though. And they didn't go full bookPhoebus which is nice. Someone please hug Quasi :'(
Justice in Paris:well that escalated quickly.
Someday:I LOVE that this made it back in, too. I love God Help the Outcasts but it's always sad when a good song gets replaced. And it found new life that isn't the terrible credits version!
While the City Slumbered:Not entirely sure that needed its own track
Made of Stone:DAAAAMN. So angsty. So powerful. HELL YES. But poor baby ;-;
Finale:YESSSS IT'S JUST AS EPIC AS THE MOVIE. I WOULD LITERALLY KILL PEOPLE TO SEE THIS LIVE THIS CHOIR IS AMAZING fuck yeah Sun God. I do not say that lightly. I WANT TO SEE THE MOLTEN LEAD ON STAGE :O. OH MY GOD DID THEY ACTUALLY KEEP THE ORIGINAL ENDING. MY HEART. NO. ;-; Frollo you bastard. "What do you know of love?" JEHAN ;-; OH SHIT QUASI. Daaamn that's an even more badass karmic death than the movie. It's like the book but terrifying. The Someday reprise is beautiful. And Bells reprise is always lovely. I wasn't expecting the book's ending though ;-;
*This video is in reference to my Little Red post*
Terrance addresses this very clearly, at 2:06. Before that he just says that GraveRobber/Shilo is his favorite pairing… hence why Grilo is essentially canon, in my book anyways. I also admire him so much more for referencing Jung and Shakespeare and archetypes lol
This is a quote from a written interview also addressing the same thing.
“Thematically: "Needle” features two completely different character types – Shilo (the innocent) and GraveRobber (the big, bad wolf) – using completely different tactics to achieve the same goal: TO GET OUT OF A BAD SITUATION. Shilo must venture beyond her comfort zone and do something that’s completely gross and frightening to her – i.e. she must plunge a needle into the skull of a dead woman. GraveRobber, who’s not used to having to rely on others, is immobilized in the scene and has to convince Shilo to do this horrible deed.“
Bruno Pelletier dancing a contemporary tango on “Match des etoiles"
I forgot he did these TV things, and never looked at them until Kara and I discussed dancing earlier, and now I think I should have Vlad and Mina go dancing again, because this is pretty hot. Plus tango seems to be Vlad’s thing.
After ten years of being as inseperable as two people can be over the Internet, I finally got to meet the lovely and wonderful @666zydratevials in real life (in the Beauty and the Beast shirt), along with her friend Kirsty (bounding as Ariel) on their first ever trip to Disney! Kara got to star in Enchanted Tales with Belle as Madame Wardrobe because of her lovely singing voice, and watching her enter the library and meet Belle was so sweet <3 Then we ran amok around Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, flirting with pirates and jungle men, getting creeped on by witches, and telling stories about grave misuse of silverware at princess dinner parties. And of course, the Winnie to my Sarah got to take in the Hocus Pocus show and fireworks but none of my pictures of them turned out because I’m short.
It was so great finally getting to meet you, my love! Definitely worth the ten years of waiting <3 <3 <3 <3