“Amelie” Director Snubs Musical Version

‘The director of Amélie has poured scorn on a forthcoming musical adaptation of his film, admitting that he only sold the rights to support a charity. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (pictured) said in a radio interview that he had a “profound disgust” for musical comedy and did not approve of the idea of Dan Messe and Craig Lucas’s stage adaptation, which is aiming for Broadway. “I hate Broadway,” said the director. “I think it is the very incarnation of tackiness.”‘ That’s a very French thing to say.

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