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YMMV: Evita
  • Adaptation Displacement:
    • Evita began as a 1976 concept album.
    • The song "Insecticide" was cut from the Broadway version. It reappeared, with very different lyrics, in the movie.
    • One of the lines in the song "Rainbow Tour" had to be changed for the movie, for reasons that will become obvious. It originally went:
    Che: "She can do what she likes, it doesn't matter much / She's the new world Madonna with the golden touch."
  • Awesome Music: "And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out)"; "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" and the Ominous Spanish Chanting that follows.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "Another Suitcase In Another Hall", a song sung by Juan Peron's just-ejected mistress, which serves seemingly no purpose in the play plot-wise.
    • It's averted in the movie, as the song is given to Eva.
    • From a technical perspective, though, it does serve a purpose by allowing the actress playing Eva to rest before one of the show's most demanding numbers, "A New Argentina."
  • Casting Gag: Madonna, whose acting ability before Evita was critically panned at best and savaged at worst (with the exception of A League of Their Own), was cast to play a very famous celebrity whose inability to act was well-pointed out in the film. Thankfully, Madonna ended up acting far better than her character ever could, and turned in a performance that was surprisingly good to her, too. (Pun, if you know the score, intended.)
  • Genius Bonus: The Latin chant section of the song "Oh What a Circus," takes its text from the real-life Roman Catholic prayer, the Salve Regina. The original prayer contains a reference to the Biblical Eve, known in Latin as Eva.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Eva, especially when her health is failing.
  • Narm Charm: "I want to be a part of B.A. Buenos Aires — Big Apple!"

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