History Theatre / Oliver

4th Apr '16 12:24:52 AM PaulA
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''Oliver!'' is a musical adaptation of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', with book, music, and lyrics all by Lionel Bart. It premiered on London's West End in 1960, had its first Broadway production in 1963.

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''Oliver!'' is a musical adaptation of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', with book, music, and lyrics all by Lionel Bart. It premiered on London's West End in 1960, and had its first Broadway production in 1963.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Both Nancy and Sikes grew up in Fagin's gang of child pickpockets, and some stage productions deliberately imply this trope when casting a younger actor as Sikes. (This actually adds a surprising amount of heartbreaking FridgeLogic to an already tragic and abusive relationship.)
* CompressedAdaptation: A lot of plot convolutions and their related characters, particularly regarding Oliver's tangled family history, get left out. [[AdaptationDistillation This largely works to the play's benefit.]]

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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Both Nancy and Sikes grew up in Fagin's gang of child pickpockets, and some stage productions deliberately imply this trope when casting a younger actor as Sikes. (This actually adds a surprising amount of heartbreaking FridgeLogic to an already tragic and abusive relationship.)
Sikes.
* CompressedAdaptation: A lot of plot convolutions and their related characters, particularly regarding Oliver's tangled family history, get left out. [[AdaptationDistillation This largely works to the play's benefit.]]



* DoubleEntendre / ParentalBonus: The entirety of "Oom-Pah-Pah" is a glorious pileup of double entendres, with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar just enough subtlety]] to avoid being cut from even the most kid-friendly productions. Though it's up to the viewer to decide whether "oom-pah-pah" is meant to be alcohol, sex, or both.

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* DoubleEntendre / ParentalBonus: DoubleEntendre: The entirety of "Oom-Pah-Pah" is a glorious pileup of double entendres, with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar just enough subtlety]] to avoid being cut from even the most kid-friendly productions. Though it's up to the viewer to decide whether "oom-pah-pah" is meant to be alcohol, sex, or both.
24th Jan '16 4:41:02 AM Menshevik
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* VillainSong: "Pick a Pocket or Two" for Fagin, "My Name" for Sikes. Other characters who have villainous traits such as the Bumbles and the Sowerberries have their own in "Oliver" and "That's Your Funeral" respectively.

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* VillainSong: "Pick "[[VillainousAdviceSong You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" Two]]" for Fagin, "My Name" for Sikes. Other characters who have villainous traits such as the Bumbles and the Sowerberries have their own in "Oliver" and "That's Your Funeral" respectively.
21st May '15 12:38:27 AM PaulA
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TheMovie was released in 1968. It was directed by Creator/CarolReed (''Film/TheThirdMan''). It starred Creator/OliverReed (Carol's nephew) as Bill Sikes, Mark Lester as Oliver (with his songs sung by a girl, Kathe Green), and Ron Moody as Fagin. In a year which featured ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', and other great films, this one [[AwardSnub somehow won]] the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture. It was the last musical to win Best Picture until ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' 34 years later, and it remains the ''only'' G-rated movie to win.

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TheMovie was released in 1968. It was directed by Creator/CarolReed (''Film/TheThirdMan''). It starred Creator/OliverReed (Carol's nephew) as Bill Sikes, Mark Lester as Oliver (with his songs sung by a girl, Kathe Green), and Ron Moody as Fagin. In a year which featured ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', and other great films, this one [[AwardSnub somehow won]] It was the last musical to win the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture. It was the last musical to win Best Picture until ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' 34 years later, and it remains the ''only'' G-rated movie to win.
20th May '15 4:28:55 PM nombretomado
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TheMovie was released in 1968. It was directed by Creator/CarolReed (''Film/TheThirdMan''). It starred Creator/OliverReed (Carol's nephew) as Bill Sikes, Mark Lester as Oliver (with his songs sung by a girl, Kathe Green), and Ron Moody as Fagin. In a year which featured ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', and other great films, this one [[AwardSnub somehow won]] the AcademyAward for Best Picture. It was the last musical to win Best Picture until ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' 34 years later, and it remains the ''only'' G-rated movie to win.

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TheMovie was released in 1968. It was directed by Creator/CarolReed (''Film/TheThirdMan''). It starred Creator/OliverReed (Carol's nephew) as Bill Sikes, Mark Lester as Oliver (with his songs sung by a girl, Kathe Green), and Ron Moody as Fagin. In a year which featured ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', and other great films, this one [[AwardSnub somehow won]] the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture. It was the last musical to win Best Picture until ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' 34 years later, and it remains the ''only'' G-rated movie to win.
25th Feb '15 7:05:24 PM gallium
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''Oliver!'' is a musical adaptation of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', with book, music, and lyrics all by Lionel Bart. It premiered on London's West End in 1960, had its first Broadway production in 1963 and was made into a movie in 1968. (The movie became the last musical until 2002's ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', and the ''only'' G-rated movie to date, to win an AcademyAward for Best Picture.)

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''Oliver!'' is a musical adaptation of ''Literature/OliverTwist'', with book, music, and lyrics all by Lionel Bart. It premiered on London's West End in 1960, had its first Broadway production in 1963 1963.

TheMovie was released in 1968. It was directed by Creator/CarolReed (''Film/TheThirdMan''). It starred Creator/OliverReed (Carol's nephew) as Bill Sikes, Mark Lester as Oliver (with his songs sung by a girl, Kathe Green),
and Ron Moody as Fagin. In a year which featured ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', ''Film/{{Bullitt}}'', ''Film/RosemarysBaby'', and other great films, this one [[AwardSnub somehow won]] the AcademyAward for Best Picture. It was made into a movie in 1968. (The movie became the last musical to win Best Picture until 2002's ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' 34 years later, and it remains the ''only'' G-rated movie to date, to win an AcademyAward for Best Picture.)
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* GrayRainOfDepression: The rain pours as Oliver wearily tredges a muddy road to London after escaping from Mr. Sowerberry.
26th Nov '14 1:26:41 PM StFan
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* TheCreepyUndertaker: Both the stage and film versions, has a whole family like this. They even get a song, "That's Your Funeral."

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* TheCreepyUndertaker: CreepyMortician: Both the stage and film versions, has a whole family like this. They even get a song, "That's Your Funeral."
26th Oct '14 1:16:45 AM PaulA
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* OneSceneWonder: Noah Claypool only gets one scene, as opposed to his long and loathsome presence in the book. However, he avoids being DemotedToExtra via making quite an impression during his brief time on stage.
24th Oct '14 8:46:42 PM SpectralTime
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* AffablyEvil: Fagin; also Dodger.

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* AffablyEvil: Fagin; also Dodger.Fagin and Dodger, who, while genuinely pleasant to the kids under their care, actively look for children to recruit using many of the same criteria as modern cults. [[spoiler: Fagin, however, after seeing how Nancy and Bill turned out, has something of a change of heart and, after some soul-searching and the destruction of his operation, resolves to turn over a new leaf.]]



* CompressedAdaptation: A lot of plot convolutions and their related characters, particularly regarding Oliver's tangled family history, get left out.

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* CompressedAdaptation: A lot of plot convolutions and their related characters, particularly regarding Oliver's tangled family history, get left out. [[AdaptationDistillation This largely works to the play's benefit.]]


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* OneSceneWonder: Noah Claypool only gets one scene, as opposed to his long and loathsome presence in the book. However, he avoids being DemotedToExtra via making quite an impression during his brief time on stage.


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* UnholyMatrimony: Subverted with the Bumbles. In their early scenes, they flirt a lot and get a whole silly love song to themselves, but by the end of the play when they reappear, having finally tied the knot, it's clear that, being awful people, they have only managed to make one another miserable.
23rd Jul '14 8:32:08 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Nancy sings about her love of Bill Sikes, the best thief, who's a cold, bullying monster. [[spoiler: He ends up killing her.]]

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Nancy sings about her love of Bill Sikes, the best thief, who's a cold, bullying monster. [[spoiler: He ends It turns out bad for her in the end - he winds up killing her.]]



** Subverted with [[spoiler:Fagin]] in the ending. He plans to do this, but [[spoiler:instead chooses to leave with Dodger and continue a life of pickpocketing]]. It's rather heartwarming, in a strange way.

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** Subverted with [[spoiler:Fagin]] in the ending.movie. He plans to do this, but [[spoiler:instead chooses to leave with Dodger and continue a life of pickpocketing]]. It's rather heartwarming, in a strange way. In the theatre version, however, he plays it straight, deciding that with the breaking up and arrest of his gang, along with the loss of his precious treasures, there has never been a better time to change his ways.
1st Jun '14 8:27:14 PM JTurner
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** Fagin, de-emphasizing his GreedyJew characterization in the original. Particularly notable is Ron Moody's cheerfully hammy performance in the 1968 film version.

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** Fagin, de-emphasizing his GreedyJew characterization in the original. Particularly notable is Ron Moody's cheerfully hammy performance in the 1968 film version. (He even stands up for Oliver on two occasions.)
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