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Whats your favorite musical film ?

Discussion in 'Movie discussion forum' started by Mike, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member

    Mines is Oliver, always has been since my dad took me to the cinema to see it when I was a kid. So many great songs, Consider Youself, Who Will Buy and I'll Do Anything. It was certainly composer Lionel Bart's finest hour. The movie won countless academy awards (8 in total I think) and starred Oliver Reed, Ron Moody and Cheney Wallis. With appearences by old British favotites Harry Secombe, Hylda Baker, Peggy Mount and leonard Rossiter it's a brilliantly entertaining film for all the family.
    Whats your fav musical & why ? :)
  2. Sarah

    Sarah Moderator Staff Member

  3. The Lovely Sue Ellen

    The Lovely Sue Ellen Queen of OCD

    Moulin Rouge!
    I adore everything about it.
    The Tragic love story, The songs and of course The lovely Nicole Kidman
  4. alexis

    alexis Well-Known Member

    Moulin Rouge, Ultimate favourite. I will confess I do actually love Burlesque too. Evita is also a favourite. Actually its too hard I do love when things are expressed through the mediums of song and dance!
  5. Ome

    Ome Moderator Staff Member

    I love musicals and couldn't possibly make one of them a favourite.
  6. RedBeetEggs

    RedBeetEggs Well-Known Member

    Like Ome I couldn't choose a favorite but some of the ones I like best are Sound of Music and Bugsy Malone.
  7. Scarlett

    Scarlett Well-Known Member

    Ditto on choosing one favorite movie musical. They would include

    Guys and Dolls
    Bye Bye Birdie
    Dream Girls
    The Producers
    Mamma Mia

    There are countless others that I have forgotten. lol
  8. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member

    Evita is a favorite of mines too, such an amazing film, I went to see it 3 times, once in Rome, once in Sydney and once in Glasgow :) I seen 'Nine' recently and was pretty impressed, Daniel Day Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Sophia Loren all have fine singing voices. Moulin Rouge was amazing too. I also seen Guys and Dolls recently and was a little dissapointed, but worth it to see Marlon Brando singing 'Luck be a Lady' :)
  9. Ome

    Ome Moderator Staff Member

    I will list my favourites (now I have more time)
    Not in any order and I tend to think the one I am watching at that time is my favourite.

    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Breaking Glass
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Mamma Mia
    Grease II
    The Sound Of Music
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    I also enjoy, but more as a background movie and usually watched over the Christmas period.

    The Wizard of Oz
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Never ever got into Moulin Rouge
  10. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member

    Wow you like Grease 2 Ome, Ive never seen it but i still dont know anyone who has seen it and likes it. Sweeny Todd was very good, i seen it recently, and of course I love Rocky Horror, Ive seen the stage show countless times.
    The funnuiest film Ive seen in ages, which also happens to be a musical, is the up to date musical version of The Producers, it's outrageously funny and I'd highly recomend it. I seen The Pyjama Game recently too, an old 50's Doris Day musical, it was suprisingly good with some huge song and dance numbers. Pal Joey, with Frank Sinatra and Rita Heyworth is a belter too.
  11. Mike

    Mike Well-Known Member

  12. Ome

    Ome Moderator Staff Member

    I actually prefer Grease 2 to the original film. It's pretty much the same as the first film, only the roles have changed. This time we have the boy who is kinda naive the girl is the cooler character. It's worth given it a go. I think the reason I prefer it, is down to the popularity between the two. Many of the Grease tunes have been over played over the years.

    I've never seen The Producers, so might give that a look in.

    Live shows I have seen are Rocky Horror (many times during the late 80s) also Grease, (with Luke Goss) Boogie Nights and more recently the wonderfully amazing Wicked.

    I hope they do a film version of Wicked, I did read some time back that both Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth were both in talks over a film, but seen nothing recently.

    Have you seen Wicked Mike?
  13. Ome

    Ome Moderator Staff Member

    Ha ha!

    I always thought Happy Talk was just some mindless song written by Captain Sensible.

    I don't recall Sensible making those hand movements though..lol
  14. Barbara Fan

    Barbara Fan Moderator Staff Member

    fav musicals

    in no particular order
    the 5 pennies
    Wizard of Oz

    Loathe loathe loathe
    mamma Mia
    and anything with sickly sweet, pass the sick bag Im going to vomit - Julie Andrews - ugh!!!!
  15. alexis

    alexis Well-Known Member

    I enjoy Grease 2 aswell. I love coooooool Rider.... Michelle on that step ladder... Hotness!

    I have never seen Wicked and I would love to see it. But it means hoofing it to london. I hope to see it one day though.
  16. Barbara Fan

    Barbara Fan Moderator Staff Member

    I went to see Wicked twice on Broadway and would happily go a third time

    love it - great show, production, songs and cast - I would hoof it to London Alexis, one day

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  17. alexis

    alexis Well-Known Member

    Oh I love the songs from Wicked, I must have pushed my vocal chords to breaking point a few times while bashing out Defying Gravity. lol
    I will see it. Its on the cards at some stage. All of my closest friends want to see it too.
  18. Ome

    Ome Moderator Staff Member

    I was around 13/14 when I saw this at the pictures and that scene of Michelle on the ladder was imprinted on my mind for many months that followed.:D

    Ha ha!!
    That's it then, make a weekend of it with all your mates.
  19. MrsSuperman93

    MrsSuperman93 Well-Known Member

    Oooooofft. Tough decision!

    Grease is the first one I ever saw - even before Annie! - so I would say that.
  20. Ome

    Ome Moderator Staff Member

    No one has mentioned High School Musical or Camp Rock.....

    Having a very young daughter (at the time) meant we were subjected to these movies for quite a few months, they were terrible.

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