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Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 4:23 am
by csicmga
Seven brides for seven brothers
The Sound of music
were the two which had all the great music ,i really loved the two movies i think they are the musical movies of all times.........

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 12:38 pm
by Gaz
Let's get this straight people.

As far as music goes, the best movie musical is without doubt West Side Story. Others with excellent music include Les Parapluies de Cherbourg and My Fair Lady.

There are musicals which rate as excellent films with merely very good music, Cabaret and Oliver! to name but two.

Then there are those best forgotten - which I won't name.

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2003 5:02 pm
by jpmccusa
"Cannibal: the Musical"!!!

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:13 am
by pre-tender
in fact i used to hate musical; they are not like a film but like a long-video clip...
but after i had seen Moulen Rogue i realized that Musicals can be "arty" as a film and moreover you dont need to bore yourself to see a too-arty classical film, instead a good-plot,superb-acts,great-musics and dances...
i recommend:
Moulen Rogue
Cabaret
Chicago ( i didnot see but probably a good-film of genre)
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West Side Story ( it wont fullfill your expectations if you r not American or İtalian or if u r not 50or more years old)

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:09 pm
by Gaz
Hate to disagree Tuncay, but West Side Story fulfilled my expectations and I'm a British 19-y-o. One's reception of the film is more likely to depend on one's personal feelings as regards musicals.

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 5:16 pm
by pre-tender
there r exceptions...!!! and i saw it when i was 15yo perhaps that is why i did not like it but also Gaz u r a music-student, your preferances may naturally be far more different than those who just listen to music like me...

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:53 am
by gratefultiger
i prefer grateful dead,& miles davis live concerts on video
i also have a mean john coltrane tape which is amazing ,i wonder how much charlie parker is out there? latcho drom is a favourite of mine & swing being a huge fan of django reinhardt it especially moves me.west side story is a great film,the tunes will live forever.

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 11:21 pm
by tastlikeburning
Please don't shun me, I hated West Side Story. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the music, I can't get dressed in the morning unless "I feel pretty" is playing in the background but I cannot watch that film.

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 3:17 pm
by Gaz
After all the praise I've heaped on the film, I'm inclined to agree that while the score for West Side Story is the best, I'd much rather watch My Fair Lady - it's funnier for one thing.

Re: Musical movie of all times

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 6:50 pm
by HenryGinsberg
Are we allowed to include animations? If so, The Lion King is without a doubt my favourite musical. If not, I think West Side Story and Singin in the Rain are two of the few truely great musicals.