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At “Cats” environment premiere in New York, composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber talks of unconventional concept transforming T.S. Eliot poems into the beloved musical, calls star Taylor Swift “certainly superb.” (Dec. 17)

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Moviegoers are not the only kinds with “Cats” critiques: Andrew Lloyd Webber, who composed the original 1981musical, is clawing the film adaptation and its director, Tom Hooper.

Webber took jabs at the 2019 movie in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“The issue with the film was that Tom Hooper decided that he did not want anyone associated in it who was associated in the original exhibit,” Lloyd Webber, said in the job interview published Sunday. “The whole point was absurd.”

This isn’t really the initially time the famed composer criticized the movie adaptation of his effective musical. In the course of a live commentary in May possibly of the filmed 1998 version of “Cats,” he praised its portrayal of Bustopher Jones whilst cautioning viewers about being “beguiled by other variations.”

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He stated he “begged” for “other versions with unfunny interpolations … to be slash out” of the motion picture. “I did control to get the worst of them taken off. I simply cannot notify you how unquestionably un-Eliot it all was in this tune,” he mentioned, seemingly referring to James Corden’s portrayal of the character in Hooper’s adaptation.

Lloyd Webber, who is also regarded for his perform in “The Phantom of the Opera,” also instructed the Sunday Situations that Steven Spielberg had originally obtained the legal rights to the 2019 movie ahead of handing it off to Hooper. While Lloyd Webber’s contributions to the movie have been nominal, he did co-write just one of the tunes, “Lovely Ghosts,” with “Cats” star Taylor Swift. 

Inspite of its A-listing solid, which includes Swift together with Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Jason Derulo, critics continued to disapprove of the “cat-tastrophic” movie, as described by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Though United states TODAY’s Brian Truitt referred to as the movie musical edition of the Broadway hit an “totally absurd yet oddly charming motion picture,” other critics, such as Variety’s Peter Debruge have been not as entertained.

“Sadly, this uneven eyesore turns out to be just about every little bit the Jellicle disaster the haters predicted, a 50 percent-digested hairball of a movie in which Hooper spends too significantly vitality worrying about whether the engineering is completely ready to accommodate his eyesight and not adequate focusing on what hundreds of thousands adore about the musical in the 1st position,” Debruge wrote.

Contributing: Cydney Henderson

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