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Posted: 24 Jan 05, 23:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably has been covered, but then again, what hasn't?

In my dorm, there are quite a few die hard Moulin Rouge fans. Whenever someone brings up the excellent singing, I counter that they butchered Show Must Go On. Everyone is quick to reply that they thought Nicole was *fantastic* and did it justice, although they never heard the original.

I find it offensive almost, that while Nicole Kidman does her whiny, fake "gimme an Oscar!" rendition of SMGO, Freddie was actually physically dying as he sang the original.

Is anyone else upset by the rendition, or by MR fans praising it?


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's actually good...for a musical version. The important thing is she wasn't trying to sing it like Freddie....who can?


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard that version before the queen version. I liked it quite alot but I do like Queen better. When I heard Freddie sing it I thought, HEY I KNOW THIS SONG :) and yeah


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 00:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't mind it. Then again, Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite movies and I heard it before I even knew about the Queen version. It fit so well into the story, even though it was originally written for a completely different reason.


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 01:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same here...
but then I read the credits...
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I freaked out when I saw Deaky's name!! I was like... OMG ITS JOHN!


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 01:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The version of 'The Show Must Go On' is complete insult to Queen and Freddie. It was like spitting and one of the most sacred works from the band. I think it would have probably been less insulting to have William Hung sing it.

Then again, 'The Show Must Go On' was one of many rock/pop classics that were totally destroyed on such a piece of shit movie like 'Moulin Rouge'. I have no doubt IMO that it was probably the worst movie I've ever seen.

My respects to Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor for being very talented actors, but neither of them can sing for crap... yet their crappy singing can't match how crappy the movie itself is.


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ha! i only figures it out just the other week!! everytime i watched that movie, i would always think TSMGO would be perfect, but i always skip boring parts, so i never saw it, until friends of ours watched it, and i started singing it and THEN i realised it was the same song!

but yes, i dont really like that version. in fact, i think its crap!


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 06:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked it a lot. Suit that part of the movie perfectly.


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 06:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MarchOfTheDirtQueen wrote:

Moulin Rouge is a good film, but Nicole Kidman is a crap singer and they killed SMGO. End of story.


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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was the only person in the theatre singing, and I didn't care!



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Posted: 25 Jan 05, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know... i feel honored when they people use a Queen song for one thing or another, It keeps them alive.


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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't really like the Moulin Rouge version. Fits with the movie, but just didn't generally like it.


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Posted: 11 Feb 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

See post above. Agreed!


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Posted: 11 Feb 05, 23:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Since I use CC when watching TV/Movies I never heard the song, but still think that movie is the worst I ever seen, IMO
but that movie is sorta like a cult movie, it's gonna have it's die hard fans like clockwork orange and so forth, since is vastly different.


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Posted: 12 Feb 05, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's rendition will stand forever as one of the truly great vocals.

Anyone else will already know that they're trying to climb everest with it, so they may as well just have a crack and do their best.

I didn't like it in the film, but I've heard worse versions of songs in my time.

Queen's Gimme Some Lovin at Wembley being one of them!

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Posted: 12 Feb 05, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my humble opinion, the Moulin Rouge rendition is crap.

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Posted: 12 Feb 05, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

Then again, 'The Show Must Go On' was one of many rock/pop classics that were totally destroyed on such a piece of shit movie like 'Moulin Rouge'. I have no doubt IMO that it was probably the worst movie I've ever seen.

My respects to Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor for being very talented actors, but neither of them can sing for crap... yet their crappy singing can't match how crappy the movie itself is.

TSMGO was destroyed, but the song itself suited the movie. All the other classics were performed really great what led me to naming Moulin Rouge my all time favourite movie...

Both Nicole and Ewan can sing really good. I like Ewan's voice a lot. Sadly he wasn't offered to record any duet with a well known singer as Nicole was, I'd be one of his biggest fans..hehehe...


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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I found it really fantastic. I could say that the song was written especially for the movie :P

Or the movie was based on that breathtaking song?

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