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Cinderella (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Musical | Romance | Fantasy  -  2 November 1997 (USA)
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Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.

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Cinderella (as Brandy)
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Calliope
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Minerva
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Lionel
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The Coachman
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Dancer #1
Noel Peters
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Jennifer Lee Keyes ...
Dancer #4
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Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.

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2 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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"Cinderella" marked Brandy's movie debut. See more »

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When Lionel is announcing the Prince's upcoming ball, the stepmother's headpiece is on the left. But while she and her daughters are entering their home, it has moved to the right. See more »

Quotes

Cinderella: [singing] Am I making believe I see in you a man too perfect to be really true? Do I want you because you're wonderful? Or are you wonderful because I want you?
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Soundtracks

Prologue
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Whitney Houston
Overture
Music by Richard Rodgers
Arranged by Martin Erskine
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I have been reading all of the other reviews of this title and I found them quite confusing. The complaint that the cast is mixed race and that the sets are fantastical fit perfectly with the concept of "fairy tale" which, in fact, this is.

The second complaint that I would like to address is the problem everyone seems to have with the "new" music. None of this music is new, just new to this version of the show and all of it has been written by Rogers and Hammerstein. Since these are songs that I like from shows that are never seen, I appreciate the use of them in this production.

This is definitely more ornate than the original teleplays but the originals were rather bland. People complain about Brandy but Leslie Ann Warren does not have much of a voice to speak of. I enjoyed her version but singing was not the reason.

I feel that people should look at this for what it is. You either like it or not but for what it is not what you want it to be.

I, for one, am a fan.


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