Hindsight may not always be 20/20 but, in certain situations, it can be revelatory. Think back 25 years to 1990, when two major Hollywood studios (Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox) had big-budget movie musicals in development. Despite being obvious labors of love inspired by a specific historical moment, both flopped at the box office yet went on to achieve cult status.
Budgeted at $40 million (and clocking in at 138 minutes), 1991's powerful anti-war film, For The Boys, became a beloved item in Bette Midler's filmography. In 2011, Aaron Thielen's musical stage adaptation of For The Boys premiered at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Illinois. To my knowledge, ...
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