Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (film)
|Directed by||David Mallet|
|Produced by||Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andy Picheta, Nigel Wright, Austin Shaw|
|Written by||Tim Rice, Michael Walsh|
|Screenplay by||Michael Walsh|
|Starring||Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Joan Collins, Richard Attenborough|
|Music by||Tim Rice (lyrics) Andrew Lloyd Webber (music)|
|Cinematography||Nicholas D. Knowland|
|5 April 2000|
The plot of the film follows the same story of Joseph's life as the West End musical. The only change is the addition of a very brief framing device in which the actors begin the film as "teachers" in a school where the "students" become the children's chorus of the musical. For a full plot summary, see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
- Donny Osmond as Joseph
- Maria Friedman as Narrator
- Richard Attenborough as Jacob
- Robert Torti as Pharaoh
- Ian McNeice as Potiphar
- Joan Collins as Mrs. Potiphar
- Christopher Biggins as Baker
- Alex Jennings as Butler
- Nicolas Colicos as Reuben
- Jeff Blumenkrantz as Simeon
- David J. Higgins as Levi
- Patrick Clancey as Issachar
- Shaun Henson as Napthali
- Martin Callaghan as Asher
- Sebastien Torkia as Dan
- Michael Small as Zebulun
- Peter Challis as Gad
- Nick Holmes as Benjamin
- Gerry McIntyre as Judah
- Prologue - Narrator
- Any Dream Will Do - Joseph, Children
- Jacob and Sons/Joseph's Coat - Jacob, Joseph, Narrator, Brothers, Wives, Children, Ensemble
- Joseph's Dreams - Narrator, Brothers, Joseph
- Poor, Poor Joseph - Narrator, Brothers, Children
- One More Angel in Heaven - Reuben, Narrator, Brothers, Wives, Jacob, Children
- Potiphar - Children, Narrator, Male Ensemble, Mrs Potiphar, Potiphar, Joseph
- Close Every Door - Joseph, Children
- Go, Go, Go Joseph - Narrator, Butler, Baker, Ensemble, Joseph, Guru, Children
- Pharaoh's Story - Narrator, Children
- Poor, Poor Pharaoh - Narrator, Butler, Pharaoh, Children
- Song of the King - Pharaoh, Ensemble
- Pharaoh's Dream Explained - Joseph, Ensemble, Children
- Stone the Crows - Narrator, Pharaoh, Children, Joseph, Female Ensemble
- Those Canaan Days - Simeon, Jacob, Brothers
- The Brothers Come To Egypt/Grovel, Grovel - Narrator, Brothers, Joseph, Female Ensemble, Children
- Who's the Thief? - Joseph, Brothers, Female Ensemble
- Benjamin Calypso - Judah, Brothers (but Benjamin), Female Ensemble
- Joseph All the Time - Narrator, Joseph, Children
- Jacob in Egypt - Narrator, Jacob, Children, Ensemble
- Any Dream Will Do (Reprise)/Give Me My Colored Coat - Joseph, Narrator, Children, Ensemble
- Joseph Megamix - Ensemble
The film was originally shot as a feature film, but ended up being released directly to video. The film was shot in the beginning months of 1999 at Pinewood Studios in London.The release of the film was advertised by a brief series of sing-along performances that Osmond starred in as a Fathom Event. The film was released by PolyGram.
Reviews of the film were generally positive. The film has maintained an 83% approval rating on the film aggregate "Rotten Tomatoes." The film has been described by PBS as being a "lively interpretation." Michael Dequina, online film critic for "TheMovieReport.com", described the film as a "sweet, candy-colored confection for the entire family."
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- "Donny Osmond and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' coming to movie theaters (video)". M Live. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
- "Lloyd Webber catalog repackaged for video.". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
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- "Introduction". PBS. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
- "Joseph and the Amazing technicolor Dreamcoat". TheMovieReport. Retrieved 2013-11-10.