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Andrew Lloyd Webber calls Cats film 'ridiculous'

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Composer of hit musical says director Tom Hooper didn't consult those involved in the original show when making his widely panned film adaptation Andrew Lloyd Webber has taken a belated scratch to Tom Hooper's much-maligned adaptation of his stage musical, Cats. In an interview with the Sunday Times, the composer identified the key problem as Hooper's deviation from Lloyd Webber's own vision. “The problem with the film was that Tom Hooper decided that he didn't want anybody involved in it who was involved in the original show,” Lloyd Webber said. “The whole thing was ridiculous.”
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Andrew Lloyd Webber Criticises Cats Director Tom Hooper, Calling Film Adaptation 'Ridiculous'

Andrew Lloyd Webber Criticises Cats Director Tom Hooper, Calling Film Adaptation 'Ridiculous'

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Andrew Lloyd Webber has given his verdict on the Cats film adaptation - and it doesn't sound like he was a fan. The musical maestro has branded last year's big-screen version of his stage show “ridiculous”, hitting out at director Tom Hooper. Speaking to the Sunday Times magazine : “The problem with the film was that Tom Hooper decided, as he had with Les Mis, that he didn't want anybody involved in it who was involved in the original show. “The whole thing was ridiculous.” It was the first time Andrew has directly criticised the film, but earlier this year he did appear to take a swipe at...
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