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Somewhat O/T- Julie Andrews Singing Voice

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Tink, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Tink

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    Coincidentally, ONE MINUTE before I went here, my husband had forwarded me the same link .

    I've heard Julie Andrews speak after the surgery...obviously, they could turn her mike up to get the volume, but the quality didn't sound lower/gravely like Michael Fiersteins??? Unless they could do "miracle microphone" stuff with that too?
     
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    "She nailed the song on the first take. I looked around and I saw grips with tears in their eyes," [music supervisor] Soler told The Associated Press.

    Grips at a prerecording session?! Did they have all the effects guys there, too?

    If any crew members were crying they must have been on their way to the production office to pry late paychecks out of Disney payroll.

    Just think how much money Tom Waits will be able to make now that they can bring him in to loop all of Julie's "singing" scenes.


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  4. FRAN?OIS

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    My! Such negative and almost nasty comments!
    One would have thought people -- us -- would rejoice in the news!

    If one takes time to listen to the two books on tape that Julie recorded RECENTLY, one can HEAR that her speaking voice is not what it used to be, but she sure doesn't sound like Bea Arthur, Laureen Bacall or Elaine Stritch!

    Now, the article talks about the SHOOTING of the scene where Julie sang OVER the prerecorded track of her own singing! That's what the grips witnessed... and it seems that they showed more feelings and sympathy than some of the posters above!

    Sing out, Julie!
    ... and don't mind the "party-poopers!"
     
  5. Tink

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    Wow... such bitterness. I'm just glad she's still able to carry a tune.

    And she is still an amazing actress....

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    Perhaps this might be a good time to point out that this is a *discussion* forum. We were discussing the fact that some of us aren't all that excited about Julie Andrews' new singing "voice."
    The only person who ever cries during days with playback is the unit production manager because he has to pay to bring in an additional sound guy.

    When music supervisor trots out the hoary "one take" fable, she's referring to a pre-recording session.

    Even the lamest production utilizes multiple angles/takes/cameras to document scenes with "singing."
    I'm almost certain she can't hear you... and as she doesn't read these posts, I hardly think we're being unfair by expressing our opinions.

    Of course, I might be wrong.


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  7. SFMike

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    The compassion around here for an older star is shocking. :mad: I would rather hear Julie sing now than Hillary Duff ever. I'm sure Hillary's singing will continue to thrill generations.....right. Bill, I'm sure if Julie's voice was "Love Boat" bad they wouldn't even use it. Why embarrass Julie and the studio. She is an older lady and is playing an older lady and I'm sure she does her best. People on this thread are showing the worst sort of ageism and it's sad. Also, comparing an older person's physical condition to the mess Eisner and his damn minions have wreaked on Disneyland and the studio is just stupid. Julie Andrews, even at her present age, adds a certain class and talent to her roles that a younger actress could not. She is not a broken Rocket Rod or Pizza Port. She is still a great talent. I guess you are mad they put characters in films that aren't hot. I forgot that all older characters in films have to be portrayed as fools and idiots that get in the way of the hot characters getting laid and having fun. Grow up.
     
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    Goodness, that is one strong emoticon there; furrowed brow and everything. I feel so, so... well, actually I think the whole thing is funny so I guess I don't feel much other than a song coming on.

    Anyway, let me just add that I had the opportunity to work with Julie on a couple of features several years back. She'd be the first (well, perhaps the *third* as Bill and I were the first and second) to suggest that everyone lighten up with regard to this subject.

    She's one saucy dame and I guess people often don't realize that because they have trouble distinguishing between actors and the parts they play.

    From 1966 until about ten minutes ago, you'd never met a person less interested in talking about Mary Poppins or Maria in all of your life. While Blake Edwards considered the ceaseless interest in those roles hilarious, Julie found it stupefying. All of which eventually leads us to "S.O.B." and the demythification of goody two-shoes Julie. Still, that didn't work so she just gave up trying to change people's minds and went on with her life.

    Personally, I'd prefer not to hear Julie Andrews fade out doing a Paul Robeson impersonation... but hey, Sinatra fans have to live with the "Duets" series, so we all have our cross to bear.


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  9. FRAN?OIS

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    Tink,

    I don't think you knew your post was going to open up some controversy, hey?

    Relax, folks!

    Mr Bob Thomas' write up -- we all know the connection between Thomas and the World of Disney, don't we? -- was a piece of PR to be taken for what it is!

    That sequel to that successful fluffy comedy is just FOR FUN!
    Nothing to be taken seriously!
    And, no, it is NOT a musical and, no, Julie is not a singer again!
    It's just her character who sings a ditty... a ditty, not an aria or whatever!...

    Well, I know, she's famous and full of dough but pass?, old and sounds like a frog, so why doesn't she retire and leave us alone?

    I think we should loosen up and smell the roses and have a life!

    My "Sing out, Julie" was NOT to be taken literally.... au pied de la lettre, as we say in French! -- sorry, I'm French!

    I'm na?ve but I do know that Julie is not reading these notes nor listening to me!

    It was in reference to the "Sing out, Louise!" from Gypsy.
    Get it?

    And, yes, we know that Julie can be some broad with a big mouth and some bawdy humor....etc, etc, etc... -- she even showed her boobs, way before Janet who bared only one!, in S.O.B.....

    but the subject was simply.... Julie sings a little again in some light comedy from Disney...

    Who thought that would generate such bitter comments?...

    But, hey, we're all entitled to have an opinion, and if we disagree, that's what makes horseracing!

    No need to get personal or nasty though...

    Boy, this "joint" is jumping, oh, yes!
     
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    While I've never had the chance to work with her, I have met her a few times in my life via some mutual New York friends, and "saucy" is certainly an appropriate word for her. I would also say that, from my encounters with her, if she didn't think she would do the song justice, she wouldn't be singing it. I believe the story is a piece of PR fluff to hype the film, but I also believe Julie is calling the shots (at least when it comes to her singing...)

    Whatever the case, I too hope she doesn't end up a parody of herself, but is able to perform at whatever level she chooses to.

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    Note to self:

    This board can be vicious at the drop of a hat... beware!
     
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    Anyone who is not as cynical as you are must not be very smart, right Bill?

    Condescending to the very last.
     
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    Geez, now all we need is Louis hawking his eBay stuff and someone mentioning the length of time between Persistence of Vision issues, and we could rival the Middle East for carnage and brutality .

    It's just music, guys. Chill. It's supposed to add QUALITY to our lives, not give us gray hairs .

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    Swap out "rational" for "cynical" and "open-minded" for "smart" and you've just about got it.


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    Hmm...I didn't realize this thread took a slightly nasty turn. But, I have to agree with both Bill and 1313. I love Julie as well, but I am not all that thrilled about hearing her sing again. Although I think she's done worse recently...just watch "Eloise at the Plaza" or the other Eloise movie, and you'll see...
     
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    Bill-

    I never meant to insult you, so if I did I apologize.

    As to the rest of the name calling, I think we can all agree that we hope for the best in regards to Julie Andrews and let's just leave it at that? ;)

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    Yours in Julie Andrews? Chortle chortle....

    Wow...Bill stirring the pot. I KNEW there was good reason for me to like him...

    -Sharon-
     
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    March 21st 2004
    Julie Andrews Vocal Implants
    Superstar soprano JULIE ANDREWS will have new vocal cords implanted, in a bid to restore her legendary four octave voice.

    The SOUND OF MUSIC star almost lost her singing voice for good after an operation in 1997 to removed non-cancerous polyps from her throat.

    But Andrews has recovered enough to sing in her new film THE PRINCESS DIARIES: ROYAL ENGAGEMENT - and she's planning pioneering surgery in the near future in an attempt to completely restore her voice.

    She says, "There are now five notes in my lower register that are ok but it has been difficult and heartbreaking."

    DR STEVEN ZEITELS, from America's HARVARD UNIVERSITY, will carry out the procedure - after testing it on cancer patients.

    He explains, "This is a technology that will turn back the clock. It won't just repair her old scarring, it will give her back the youthful power of her voice."

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    What's that, Julie Andrews to get implants?


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    Oh, the Abbott and Costello of this site are back!!

    We were missing you, guys!

    You and your great sense of humour!
    And you're so self-effaced!

    Yes, the old Jooles is getting implants... but her boobs are big enough: it won't be there... only in her throat so that she can be in a remake of Deep Throat! A musical version bien s?r, my darlings!

    I'm glad we can feed and challenge your wit!
    We love you, oh yes we do!

    From across the ocean, way atop Sleeping Beauty's castle!
    Oh, pardon madame! I meant: Le Ch?teau de la Belle au Bois Dormant!
     

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