roger & hammerstein

My heart says yes but my vocal ability assures me that the answer is still no.

Romantic Poet movies that haven’t happened yet but should.
  • A trippy Coleridge visual album scored completely in acid rock, in the style of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
  • A beautiful Wordsworth movie in the style of a Rogers and Hammerstein musical + the 1994 version of The Secret Garden.
  • A weird Blake movie that’s half animated in a very experimental but disquieting style and has a good message but makes little kids cry.
  • An indie, anachronistic Shelley movie that’s got a lot of interesting visual effects and shaggy hair and is scored in 1960s protest songs.
  • A ridiculous, huge-budget Lord Byron movie directed by Baz Luhrmann and featuring an almost exclusively hip hop soundtrack. (It’s the only way to do it.)
  • A Keats musical with lots of Amelie-style reality-bending effects and an entire soundtrack by Hozier and/or Sufjan Stevens.
Here's the beautiful thing about theatre:

It’s always changing. Shows come and go and, as much as that hurts sometimes (Tuck I’m looking at you), it’s also a good thing. Because when one show closes, another opens. You have your staples that will be (or seem to be) there forever, like Phantom and Wicked, and you have those shows that maybe their run isn’t as long as others, but they can impact people in major ways like Newsies and Next to Normal. You have the shows whose legacies live on like Les Mis and you have the shows whose legacy is only beginning, such as Dear Evan Hansen. Theatre is ever expanding and different and growing and I don’t know I’m just having a lot of theatre feels today.

some Concepts™ for your consideration because we don’t talk about holster’s piano playing nearly enough
  • he’s actually really good ?? he started taking lessons when he was 6 because his mom read somewhere that learning piano strengthens young children’s brains, helps them socially, gives them self-confidence, etc. 
  • playing piano develops your coordination and spatial intelligence like nobody’s business and maybe it’s in his head but holster swears it helps him on the ice
  • he was offered a piano scholarship to samwell but took the hockey scholarship instead because A) when it came down to it, it was more important to him to continue hockey than piano and B) it paid more
  • he still messes around in the practice rooms sometimes when he has some free time and just wants to be alone for a bit. it’s nice to focus in on the music
  • he gots them Big Hands (not innuendo) so he’s really good at stretches (where you have to play across octaves or large intervals with one hand)
    • this also makes him a faster typer than ransom, much to ransom’s chagrin
  • he loves ragtime but hates jazz
  • in high school he would accompany the school musical every year so showtunes are a big part of his repertoire
  • one time freshman year, ransom walked in on him playing debussy on the piano in the lobby of their dorm and he froze just so he could hear the rest of the piece without holster stopping to talk to him
  • it was always really hard for him to practice growing up because of his ADHD, but he eventually trained himself to do two 15-minute intervals of practice time every day. he can’t do that anymore because of his much busier schedule, but he tries to sneak up to the music building every sunday
  • ransom surprises him with an slightly junky 1964 spinet piano for their 5th anniversary. holster cries and names her mabel and cares for her like a child
    • this leads to a noise complaint one night after he ends up yelling about “fucking liszt and his stupid fucking tremolos”
    • holster controls himself and ransom learns to have waffles at the ready on Liszt Days as a reward for his practicing. for Rachmaninoff Days, he goes all-out and makes a full breakfast-for-dinner feast
  • when he retires from the nhl, holster goes back to taking lessons and starts a youtube channel to keep up with his progress and ?? it gets really popular???
  • piano teachers love it because it helps them encourage their students who are forced into piano but love sports
  • ransom is so proud of his lorge husband and his strong hands and nimble fingers
  • (their kids are also forced into lessons because “IF I HAD TO SUFFER MY WAY THROUGH ‘SCALES, CHORDS, ARPEGGIOS AND CADENCES’ YOU WILL TOO”)

i can’t believe it took a decade and a half for them to put the rogers & hammerstein version of cinderella on broadway…

i guess it’s excusable for the youngsters born after 2000

but i haven’t seen any posts yet paying tribute to the original movie.

i mean, do you all not remember this glorious 90s masterpiece?

a film which literally defied genetics

i mean as a child i didn’t even think twice about how whoopi golberg and victor garber somehow created this royal filipino cutie

i mean maybe we were all too distracted by his flawless duets with brandy, but was he adopted? why did no one ever mention this ever? 

i’ll tell you why it’s because race or class doesn’t determine who you can love in fairytales

i mean what a magical message broadway has inherited:

“keep building up impossible hopes! impossible things are happening everyday!”

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Captain Georg Von Trapp & Fräulein Maria, The Sound of Music

I forgot to post up these on Tumblr, and now they’ve sold. But one of my favorite couples in all of movie history! And, yes. The Captain is holding an edelweiss blossom. ;) 🏔🎶⛪️🌸🇦🇹