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Grease is the story of bad-boy Danny and good-girl Sandy meeting each other The up-beat fun never stops and makes you want to watch the movie again and again. .. Well golly gee whiz, I don't even know where to begin with this one. versions of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and The Wiz. As a means of celebrating Grease: Live's achievement before . the role of Doody with an Elvis Costello meets Bruno Mars-like combination of nerdiness and swagger. sexuality as Danny Zuko — when he said "Come on, Sandy. Welcome to a needlessly in-depth recap of last night's Grease: Live, Fox's first attempt at a TV musicals (perhaps excluding NBC's The Wiz) look like High School Musical 2. Tveit, as Danny, is particularly misinformed about beachwear, sporting a “And now I have to go back to Salt Lake,” Sandy pouts.
She doesn't buy it until he tries out for track and they talk about it after he falls over. Rizzo thanks Sandy for her support after Rizzo skipped a period and became pregnant, especially as she had been quite the Jerkass to Sandy up until then. Danny and Sandy do this to each other when they meet again.
Danny at the end when he first sees Sandy after her makeover. Screw This, I'm Outta Here! Everyone in the second diner scene does this out of frustration or anger Kenickie in particular gets a milkshake in his face courtesy of an angry Rizzoleaving Frenchy on her own and resulting in the "Beauty School Dropout" number.
Sandy also has a habit of doing this, as she does it first after she meets Danny again, thinking him a phony for his bad boy persona, at the dance after Cha-Cha starts dancing with Danny, and then at the drive-in after a Yawn and Reach moment from Danny backfires. Coach Calhoun saying "I'll see you in summer school" was meant to be found a sequel where the gang have to go to summer school but Paramount didn't want to do it and by the time they did get around to making Grease 2most of the original cast were busy.
Danny tries a few times to try for sports, including basketball, wrestling and baseball, resulting in fisticuffs when it goes wrong for him. Coach Calhoun gets around this by having him try out for track, because it involves no physical contact. This time, Danny turns out to be very good at it.
Out of all the songs on the film soundtrack, the title track — you know, the one that plays during the Animated Credits Opening — doesn't even try to sound fifties-ish.
It's basically Frankie Valli doing disco. Director Randal Kleiser actually wanted the song removed for this very reason, plus the fact that he felt that the lyrics sounded too cynical for what was ostensibly a happy film, but producer Robert Stigwood overruled him, as the song had been written by Barry Gibb, whose group, the Bee Gees, were signed to Stigwood's record label, RSO Records, which produced both Grease and Saturday Night Fever.
Danny spends a lot of the movie blustering, strutting, scuffling, and generally trying to look tough. Then Balmudo laughs at Kenickie's accident, and Danny gets very quiet.
Balmudo's pinks were in Danny's pocket before they even got to the starting line. In the second scene in Frosty Palace, Kenickie asks Rizzo if he should just "finish it". Rizzo snaps, "Finish this! Sandy at the sleepover and again at the dance. Yank the Dog's Chain: Happens to Eugene at the carnival. He lands a Pie in the Face on Coach Calhoun and gets promoted to hitter on the baseball team. Eugene himself receives a Pie in the Face from an angry Sonny.
To make the script for the live show, the script for the film was expanded with parts of the original stage play that did not make it into the film.
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This resulted in more dialogue and scenes for the secondary T-Birds and Pink Ladies, among other additions. Examples not taken from the play include: Marty is the one responsible for convincing the National Band Stand to film their show at Rydell High. She also gets to sing her song.
Much like how the film added in scenes where we see Danny tryout for track, the live show added in scenes where we see Sandy tryout for cheerleading. Sandy is also given a backstory of having overprotective parents who do not even let her go to school dances, much to her chagrin. As a result, her change into the iconic skintight getup at the end of the show feels more like something she did for herself, not her friends.
In contrast to Sandy, Danny mentions that he envies Sandy's parents for caring about her, while his do not. Eugene is given a passion for rocket science, and a calm demeanor to go with it.
His knowledge is used to boost the speed of the T-Birds' car, allowing Danny to win his race against the Scorpions. Patty Simcox is given extra dialogue to establish that she is extremely competitive.
Tom Chisum is given a line of dialogue instead of having no dialogue whatsoever. His dialogue happens when he introduces himself to Sandy, something we do not see in the movie. The TV version also finally states a theme throughout the movie, which is "What's the point of living if you don't take a few chances? Sandy is hit by this again; her last name goes from Dumbrowski in the playto Olsen in the film to Young here.
The T-Birds gained more redeeming qualities in this version, especially Danny. Examples include being more kind and respectful to the Pink Ladies, and finally repaying Eugene for helping them win the race by welcoming him to their gang.
Rizzo, in the original play andzips from being a Jerkass to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold like a pinball. In this version, she is more established as the latter, as she is shown to be a bit nicer to Sandy, even talking to her about changing after the climatic race.
She even asks Kenickie to be careful before his race, despite their earlier fight. Although the T-Birds bar Kenickie and Danny were this trope in other adaptations, they seem to have had an extra dose of it in this adaptation. Doody in particular had his adorkable factor turned up ever since he's started to play guitar.
It's enough to make the girls around the school and the girls of the studio audience swoon. Tom Chisum is seen stacking his and Sandy's lunchtrays, the table condiments, and his burger and fries into a tower after Sandy leaves the table in the fast food joint.
Also, his awkward first words with Sandy were borderline cute. The theater-in-the-round setup posits the audience as various kinds of crowds around the characters. The downside is that they were clearly instructed to not give any kind of reactions outside the musical numbers, which kills a lot of the jokes.
You could also tell the difference between extras in the crowd and audience members simply by looking at their clothing; a lot of the studio audience wore modern-day clothing. Thanks to starting at 7 PM, there's quite a bit of it in "Greased Lightning," a song notorious for its filthy lyrics that fly by so fast many people don't catch them on their first listen. Breaking the Fourth Wall: Jessie J's opening number blows it apart with dynamite, as she takes the viewers on a backstage tour, to dressing rooms in one of these, Hudgens recorded this video that she immediately uploaded to Instagramthrough a trailer that had sketches of the various sets being used all over the walls Carlos PenaVega, who played Kenickie, also recorded an Instagram video as Jessie J passed throughand around the set on the Warner Bros.
As she walks on to a platform in front of the school entrance to finish the film, a crew member can be seen in the background, collecting umbrellas from cast members. Later, "We Go Together" starts with the cast singing the song to the Steadicam as they make their way to the studio lot carts. During the "Born to Hand Jive" reprise that closed the show, Mario Lopez can be seen within the group with his phone out, making a video.
The Cast Show Off: Julianne Hough's extensive professional dancing background is utilized in the cheer-off scene in which Sandy upstages Patty Simcox during cheer tryouts exclusive to this production.
There's also a few extra flourishes in the "Born to Hand Jive" choreography. A good chunk of the cast including extras are now played by actors of color. Doody, in-comparison to the film version, where he was given a lot less attention and not a guitar player.
In this adaptation, as Doody plays "Those Magic Changes" on his guitar, a gymnasium audience full of ladies swoon in the background. There's also the addition of female dancers in skintight outfits during "Greased Lightnin'". During the "Freddy My Love" number, Marty removes her nightgown, revealing a red sequined dress underneath. As the song ends, she puts her nightgown back on over said dress. All of the Greasers with the exception of Danny change into purple sequined jumpsuits during "Greased Lightning" and change back into their mechanic uniforms at the end of the number.
Kenickie's car even gets a quick change during the number. It Will Never Catch On: In a clear nod to modern-day home media, Frenchy wishes that she and Doody could watch movies at home whenever they wanted. Doody replies to her, "We'll probably get to the Moon first. Twice in the same scene! But what if something goes wrong?
Let's just hope it doesn't rain! The cast notes that they almost didn't go through with Jessie J's "Grease" opening number due to the rain and were ready to do something else on the fly; fortunately Fox gave the call that they could do the opening anyway. Fortunately, the rain abated by the end. Complete opposite personalities have fallen in love. After a summer romance expecting not to see each other again, both of them attend Rydell High unbeknownst to each other.
They do their own things at first. When they run in to each other for the first time, Sandy realizes Danny is a different man from the one she met at the beach. But will that stop her from getting back with Danny?
Well, just watch the movie! Despite my concerns on the ages of the cast, I cannot deny how effective the performances are. Travolta eventually became a major movie star, thanks to this movie.
He knows how to sing and dance very well for an actor. It seems like he models his character off Elvis Presley.
With the hairstyle and the black leather jacket, he seems to be Elvis-lite. He exerts fantastic chemistry with Olivia-Newton John. She also sang very well and her performance as the new girl in town is excellent. I liked the supporting cast very much. Stockard Channing did a solid job as the sex-happy leader of the Pink Ladies. Jeff Conaway as Danny's right-hand man, Kenickie.
I was most impressed with Grease. I remember seeing it as a little kid and enjoying the music. But as a young adult, it resonates with me because it reminds me of my high school days. The music is great and most of these songs will stick in your brain for a lifetime. This film is all about song and dance. Two of my favorite sequences include the ballroom dance scene which was being filmed for national television and it features some slick dance moves.Grease Ending Songs HD - You're the One That I Want - We Go Together - Grease
My other favorite scene is the ending dance sequence at the school's carnival.