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Andrew Lloyd Webber Quotes & Quotations
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    Because her voice is, it's like the muscles and it develops all the time. That was the fantastic thing for us. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    Corny answer is of course is that everyone who wants musicals are children in different ways, aren't they? So you think of them in different ways. There are things of mine I'm sorry haven't come here. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    For the obvious reason, nobody knew what impact that would have on the theatre and at that point a lot of productions had not opened. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I began to think, now is the time. I found quite a lot of opposition in Hollywood about the idea of doing a film musical and we ended up having to buy the rights back. I'm glad we did because it meant John and I were able to make exactly the movie we wanted. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I guess the thing is that we remained huge friends after the original Phantom movie, when we decided it wouldn't take place and we just saw each other socially over the years so we were friends. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I guess we've had a very close relationship because I don't pretend to know about cinema and I think I do know a bit about theatre but he does, he respected that and so we really just had a collaboration which went completely like this. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I knew nothing about film at all. I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things. In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three key interviews and that would be it. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I mean I don't really think about it. You know, do you know what I often say to myself? I think you're very lucky in life if you know what you want to do. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I saw every other day, the dailies, and if there was anything there that was at all a worry that we didn't have, he'd just go and shoot it again. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I think back at the time, if it had been 1988, I would have thought Michael and Sarah probably would have been cast but I don't think, I think it's much better that the girl is younger and if Sarah would have been 26 or 27 then. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren't going to go there. We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I think that the wonderful advantage we have in the film of being able to cast a girl as young as Emmy and which we couldn't do in the theatre of course because no girl of 16 or 17 could sing 8 shows a week, couldn't sing two. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I think the success of Chicago which sort of happened while we were getting it all together. That really was a help, it certainly was a help. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I think the thing's that perhaps sad really is that younger people haven't come in and I think it must have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the 50's when you had all of the great Broadway composers and when West Side Story didn't win the Tony Award. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I would have gone right ahead but the only thing, the only phenomenon that's going on now of course, which is different in my experiences, is that you are getting things planted in the Net by people about the Woman in White on the Net. That's not a nice change. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I'm going to take the kids away over Christmas but I don't, I've written 14 musicals now, I don't want to rush into doing something just for the sake of doing it. I want to do it when I find a story. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    I've got to find something and if I find something that I like, I'll do it. If I don't, I won't. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    If you know what you want to do, as I always loved musicals, and then to have been lucky enough to be successful with them, I think that's all you can ask isn't it? I think I don't really think too much about it. I am a bit shy socially, yeah, I admit that. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    In Evita I wasn't really hugely involved with it. I gave a little bit of help but they needed a bit of technical help on the movie and so some of my music people went in at the end of the movie and helped out with it. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny. Andrew-Lloyd-WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber
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    Superstar was made so early in my career I had nothing to do with it at all. The first time I saw it was the opening screening. Andrew-Lloyd-Webber/">Andrew Lloyd Webber
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    Two years ago I hadn't even thought of the Woman in White, and I was doing a television show and I said I hadn't found a story and the next day somebody rang me and said have you ever thought of the Woman in White. Andrew-Lloyd-Webber/">Andrew Lloyd Webber
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    We felt we had to know something of his back story. I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there. I think we had to learn how he (got there). Andrew-Lloyd-Webber/">Andrew Lloyd Webber
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    Well the least favourite question is the one that one's asked particularly about in Japan is what's the difference between theatre and cinema and I think, well, that's about eighty bucks. Andrew-Lloyd-Webber/">Andrew Lloyd Webber
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    When we finally came to start work on this, the joy was it was only Joel and I, we didn't have to answer to anybody, and we didn't have to submit a screen play or anything like that. We just wrote it and then made it. Andrew-Lloyd-Webber/">Andrew Lloyd Webber