posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 02:47 AM
reply to post by randomtangentsrme
I started theater at 12. I was making music videos before MTV existed. I love the theater (I don't care much for the talent, prima donas I have no
patience for). I have wondered about what is art and what is not. The french film director, Jean Cocteau, was asked how he rated art. He said it
should be rated according to the impact it had on the audience. I have thought about that for many years. I think an artists ability to get the
desired response and the impact of that response is the the judge.
I do not enjoy listening to Lady Gaga or to Madonna. I don;t like their message and I don't care for much of their music; but, they are two
incredibly great artists if we use Mr. Cocteau's scale. Prior to photography, we rated painters based on how realistic they were, after photography
we rated them on how unrealistic they could be and their message had to transcend that. The times and the venue determine what is possible, I believe
this young girl could be great in the theater. The four judges on X-Factor believed that this girl could go far and they are all proven quantities.
Simon Cowell is no fool and knows talent. My argument with them is that they are looking for recording stars and I believe she has a better chance in
the theater. I believe the young lady has learned some bad habits from trying to please audiences.
One of the greatest on Broadway was Ethyl Merman, it is not that she had the greatest voice ever; but, she was the ultimate trooper. Sick,
heartbroken, devastated, she carried on and always gave her best. I believe what you have told me about yourself and you clearly have credentials
deserving respect. On a stage as a director, I would tell her to stop the warbling high notes and stick to whole notes more. I understand the Beyonce
and others recording the over-singing for records, it is popular and sells records to teens.
We both agree that these are a matter of taste, I have no issue with you. Please consider re-reading my initial post. I believe the girl would do
better on stage than recording. When the head of EPIC records says you are a star, you can get a record contract and she will. I just think that she
could develop into a better theater star than a recording artist. Carly Rose's interviews are also too staged, this little girl is being taught bad
habits by people who want to see her succeed. The business will try and find a way to milk as much money out of her as possible and have absolutely no
concern over her. I knew people that grew up in the business in Los Angeles. Heck, I know a bartender that was a child star. There is nothing more
corrupt that the entertainment industry and they are better at it than the mafia. I even know a Tony award winning producer.
Here is the question I was really asking (and I have enjoyed your input very much), if she is pursue an entertainment career, should she pursue
theater or recording and why? She is going to pursue such a career and she will be employed. What should the measure of success be? Her personal
measure. The title of my thread was "Theater versus Record Sales". In my opinion, rather than focusing on money, she should focus on doing her
passion and I believe it is in theater. Peace.