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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (film)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a 1999 British direct-to-video film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical of the same name. It is a sung-through musical film.

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Directed byDavid Mallet
Produced byAndrew Lloyd Webber
Andy Picheta
Nigel Wright
Austin Shaw
Written byTim Rice
Michael Walsh
Screenplay byMichael Walsh
StarringDonny Osmond
Maria Friedman
Joan Collins
Richard Attenborough
Music byTim Rice (lyrics)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (music)
CinematographyNicholas D. Knowland
Distributed byPolyGram Video
Release date
26 November 1999
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

The plot of the film follows the same story of Joseph's life as the West End musical. The only change is the addition of a very brief framing device in which the actors begin the film as "teachers" in a school where the "students" become the children's chorus of the musical.

CastEdit

Musical NumbersEdit

Act OneEdit

1. "Prologue" - Narrator

2. "Any Dream Will Do" - Joseph, Children

3. "Jacob and Sons/Joseph's Coat" - Joseph, Narrator, Jacob, Brothers, Wives, Children

4. "Joseph's Dreams" - Joseph, Narrator, Brothers, Female Ensemble

5. "Poor, Poor Joseph" - Narrator, Brothers, Female Ensemble, Children

6. "One More Angel in Heaven" - Reuben, Jacob, Reuben's Wife, Brothers, Wives

7. "Potiphar" - Joseph, Narrator, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, Male Ensemble, Children

8. "Close Every Door" - Joseph, Ensemble Children

9. "Go, Go, Go Joseph" - Joseph, Narrator, Butler, Baker, Ensemble, Children

Act TwoEdit

10. "Pharaoh Story" - Narrator, Ensemble, Children

11. "Poor, Poor Pharaoh" - Joseph, Narrator, Pharaoh, Butler, Ensemble

12. "Song of the King" - Pharaoh, Ensemble, Children

13. "Pharaoh's Dreams Explained" - Joseph, Ensemble, Children

14. "Stone the Crows" - Joseph, Narrator, Pharaoh, Female Ensemble

15. "Those Canaan Days" - Simeon, Jacob, Brothers

16. "The Brothers Come To Egypt/Grovel, Grovel" - Joseph, Narrator, Brothers, Female Ensemble, Children

17. "Who's the Thief?" - Joseph, Narrator, Brothers, Female Ensemble

18. "Benjamin Calypso" - Judah, Brothers (but Benjamin), Female Ensemble

19. "Joseph All the Time" - Joseph, Narrator, Female Ensemble, Children

20. "Jacob in Egypt" - Ensemble

21. "Any Dream Will Do (Reprise)/Give Me My Coloured Coat" - Joseph, Narrator, Ensemble, Children

22. "Joseph Megamix" - Full Company

ReleaseEdit

The film was originally shot as a feature film, but ended up being released directly to video.[1] The film was shot in the beginning months of 1999 at Pinewood Studios in London. The release of the film was advertised by a brief series of sing-along performances that Osmond starred in as a Fathom Event.[2] The film was released by PolyGram.[3] In the United States, the film was shown as an episode of PBS' Great Performances.

ReceptionEdit

Reviews of the film were generally positive. The film has maintained an 83% approval rating on the film aggregate Rotten Tomatoes based on seven reviews."[4] The film has been described by PBS as being a "lively interpretation."[5] Michael Dequina, online film critic for "TheMovieReport.com", described the film as a "sweet, candy-colored confection for the entire family."[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. ^ "Donny Osmond and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' coming to movie theaters (video)". M Live. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  3. ^ "Lloyd Webber catalog repackaged for video". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  4. ^ "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  5. ^ "Introduction". PBS. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  6. ^ "Joseph and the Amazing technicolor Dreamcoat". TheMovieReport. Retrieved 2013-11-10.

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