Anything Goes : Jersey Boys by Ron Greenfield

Ron Greenfield

Jersey Boys

Based on the nature of the story, with music being such an integral part, I just felt Clint Eastwood didn’t have the needed sensibility to bring it off. A film of this nature would have been better served with someone who understands how material like this is best transferred from the stage to film, someone let’s say like the late Bob Fosse, Rob Marshall, or Mike Nichols. - See more at:

Richard "RB" Botto

Moved this to Film & TV Discussion, Ron! Perfect for that section

Ron Greenfield

It's interesting Richard. At first, I was going to put it in that section, but considering I wasn't talking about TV, I didn't think it was the right section. If you think it's better, cool with me.

Richard "RB" Botto

I think it will get a better response. Also placing it on my Weekend Blog.

Ron Greenfield

Thanks Richard. Will look for it this weekend.

Richard "RB" Botto

My pleasure, Ron.

Michal Segal

i saw it at the LA filmfest and was disappointed. It felt too much like the original theatre production.

CJ Critt

The theater production was impressive and the film served it up very well. The portraits and narrative hand off of the main characters was much clearer to me in the movie than onstage and I had a good seat and was very attentive at the live show. This was a faithful adaptation to the screen. It didn't reinvent the theater show, it HONORED it, and as someone who enjoys film and has written many stage musicals (some produced, some not, but if it's what you do, you do it, right?) I was delighted with the story, the music, the excellent cast, Chris Walken as an understated mob boss, the very different personalities and point of view of the guys, and the effortless movement from time period to time period. A great dancing in the streets ending, to send us all home with a little Cherie Baby in our hearts.

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