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Movie Musicals

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by huskyrob1, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. huskyrob1

    huskyrob1

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    My favorites

    1) Brigadoon
    2) Sound of Music
    3) Gigi
    4) Carousel
    5) West Side Story
    6) My Fair Lady
    7) Showboat
    8) Oklahoma
    9) South Pacific
    10) Porgy and Bess

    Was in Salzburg as a young boy while they were filming Sound of Music, dad was a dept of the army civilian stationed in South West Germany.
     
  2. nelsonmuntz

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    I think I have only seen 4 movie musicals: Chicago, Les Miserables, Rent and My Fair Lady. Rent had good music, so so plot, and the cast was way too old when they made the movie. Chicago was boring. My Fair Lady was pretty good. Les Miserables was pretty good despite Russell Crowe.
     
  3. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    Only one of those I liked was West Side Story.

    Rocky Horror didn't make the cut?

    Personally, I call A Hard Day's Night and Help! musicals :)
     
  4. eastmill

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    Music Man
     
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    I forgot about Rocky Horror.
     
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    8893 Curiouser

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    Grease?
     
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    I don't know if it is old age or I have just blocked out movie musicals from my memory.
     
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    meyers7 Smarty Pants

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    Hmmmm top ten. That's tough. One of my favorite genres.

    1. Jesus Christ Superstar
    2. The Music Man
    3. All That Jazz
    4. Fame
    5. Rent
    6. Rocky Horror Picture Show
    7. Mary Poppins
    8. Fiddler On the Roof
    9. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (doesn't necessarily hold up, but was huge for me as a child)
    10. Chicago
    HM - Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Grease, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, Cabaret, West Side Story
     
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    I love Jesus Christ Superstar and am worried about the butchering it is likely to take in the live performance being broadcast on Sunday. Legend doesn't have enough of an edge to play Jesus imo, and Alice Cooper is going to look like Alice Cooper, not King Herod (who was great in the movie).

    The biggest issue I have with both the movie and musical versions, however, is that the original album that preceded them both is a far superior performance, one that still rings definitive to my ears (and I say this having listened to it three times so far this week, which I am wont to do every year as Easter approaches).
     
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    That's a good one. Forgot about it, also Grease, JCS, and Fiddler on the Roof. Also "Singing in the Rain".
     
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    Check out Brigadoon, my personal favorite. The story alone is worth it, but the music is some of the best that Lerner and Loewe ever wrote. I'm surprised that no one ever tried to make a non musical version of the Brigadoon legend.
     
  12. progrocks

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    Movie musicals are ones that were not stage shows first. My favorite modern one is Moulin Rouge. The first 40 minutes are a 15 out of 10 and the rest holds its own. Classic era, Singing in the Rain.

    Is Porgy and Bess available? It was never released for a long long time and I would love to see it, but never thought about finding it recently. Would love to see Sammy Davis do his thing with it aint necessarily so.
     
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    No too many can stand up to Ted Neely's version of Jesus. And I agree, I really liked Josh Mostel's version of Herod.
     
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    I just remembered another one, and it was a great one, can't believe I forgot it.

    ????


     
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    Jesus Christ Superstar is really good. Another one I forgot. Carl Anderson was amazing in that movie. He spent most of the rest of his life playing the same role on stage, which surprises me. I would have thought someone that talented would have broken out.
     
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    Loved that movie. Oddly it didn't register with me as a musical, but as a movie about making a musical.
     
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    It is not a musical. Maybe a dance movie though. It is also the best film by Fosse.
     
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    It's more of a movie with music as opposed to a musical, but I really enjoy Pitch Perfect and find it very re-watchable as it's on constant loop on cable. The sequel was not nearly as enjoyable and I never saw the third installment.

    Previously mentioned, but I love West Side Story. This is my favorite scene.

     
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    Always like 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, but it was more for the dance numbers than the actual music.
     
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    There's a lot of musical numbers in it. And Scheider got a Golden Globe nomination for Musical/Comedy . IMDb lists it as a Musical. Hmmm?
     
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    Grease
    Sound of Music
    Rocky Horror
    Wizard of Oz
    Sergeant Pepper
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Willie Wonka
     
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    Among those not listed, and excluding Disney animated.

    Singing in the Rain
    Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    Bugsy Malone
    The King and I
    Wizard of Oz
    The Muppet Movie
    Oliver!

    Many more really.
     
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    August_West "That's a good horse"

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    Mama Mia
    Grease2 (Cool Rider carries the day)
     
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    White Christmas
     
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