Re: The Movie Versus The Stage Show Organization
It's such a subjective issue, I'm not sure which version I prefer, but...
I recommend this essay, "What's the Difference"?http://www.wssonstage.com/Difference.html
It beautifully details and analyzes every difference between the film and stage versions. I like it because even though the author clearly has strong opinions, his attitude is neither "stage rules, movie sucks" nor vice-versa. He obviously has a deep love for both versions, yet acknowledges the flaws of both too, and prefers the movie in some moments, the stage version in others.
His views on the "Krupke"/"Cool" issue are especially interesting - he considers both songs more effective when placed after the Rumble and thinks the movie might have been stronger if "Krupke" had been cut.