Lucky 13 Film Club: Musicals

0001-60259980A quick reminder to watch a musical you have not seen or revisit your favorite. Join in the discussion on June 13 and talk with Robin and I regarding musicals from stage to the screen. Sure, if your favorite on the screen didn’t adapt from the stage, you can talk about it. Are you a fan of Bob Fosse? Rogers and Hammerstein? Who’s better Andrew Lloyd Webber or Stephen Sondheim? Tell us what you think on Monday, June 13. 

 

29 thoughts on “Lucky 13 Film Club: Musicals

  1. I’ll be taking notes. 😉

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    1. Funny. Just come by, my friend.

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  2. Your movie posters bring back many memories of happy times…..

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    1. Just a sampling of common ones people have loved. Yes, lots of memories I’ve had on the stage in high school productions. West Side Story, my mother introduced me to that and I’ve loved it more than any other musical. An opinion about a couple of your favorites would be most welcome, Allen.

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  3. Would Hairspray qualify?

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    1. Yep. You thinking of Travolta and Walken?

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  4. I will be there for Cabaret, as well as for some others.
    This is one of my favourite ‘films with music’, but has no songs. Not sure if that disqualifies it? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085297/
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I have not seen the film, so I can’t tell you. I see they dance, but do they sing? Regardless, looking forward to talking about Fosse.

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      1. No singing. It is about a Flamenco version of Carmen. They dance to interpret the story. Saura’s films are well-worth watching, if you ever get time. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082088/

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        1. While I wouldn’t categorize it as a musical, I certainly love dancing and would be interested in watching the film because of your recommendation.

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  5. Apart from Pierce, can you think of anyone who sang in a musical out of their depth?

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    1. I wasn’t that fond of Ewan McGregor in the detested ‘Moulin Rouge’ myself!

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    2. I agree with Pete and Ewan McGregor. On Monday, come back and let’s talk about this! I have a few in my head. Also curious what people think about Meryl Streep.

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      1. Not a huge fan of Ewan to be honest. Not seen the film but heard plenty of criticism of him.

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        1. Ugh. I’ve liked Ewan since Trainspotting, but in this case, he has a horrible singing voice.

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  6. I like Rogers and Hammerstein. For me there’s something vibrant and happy about their music.

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    1. Yes, a charming time, those classics. Please share your top pick on Monday. Most would agree The Sound of Music is as about a perfect musical as you can get. I am hoping people will want to talk about why. 🙂

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  7. I was always a fan of the lighthearted musicals (Seven Brothers for Seven Brides, Brigadoon, An American in Paris, Mary Poppins, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. . . ) So many have serious themes, which it seems almost inappropriate to sing about unhappy experiences. . .
    That being said, WWII was an integral part of “The Sound of Music,” prejudice was evident in “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” “Flower Drum Song,” and “Porgy and Bess,”
    “West Side Story” and “Carousel” have the main love interest(s), love is bittersweet with a couple’s misunderstanding in the first and in the latter, a “carnival worker” or “carny” being rather shifty
    Just some snippets I was pondering about musicals and why do they have such angst involved in them? (Phantom, Les Mis, Rent and Sweeney Todd wouldn’t be around if death and misery weren’t included!)
    I am looking forward to reading what Cindy thinks about these all time favorite musicals! Thank you so much for allowing me to put my two cents in! 🙂

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    1. Do you think the era from which the musical is released has a connection to what’s going on in society at the time? I sure do. I am looking forward to posting these answers and more on Monday. See you soon!

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  8. Might not be there on the exact day but will definitely take a gander when I can. Can’t wait, love Lucky 13 Film Club.

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    1. You are always welcome, Lloyd. It loves you, too. 😉

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  9. I’m for the phantom of the opera and fiddler on the roof all the way

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  10. Sounds fun. I’m not a big fan of musicals but there are a few which hit the spot 🙂

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  11. Love musicals, even if that makes me a geek. I know and love all those.

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    1. Great, Brenda! Do you have a favorite few or some songs that have become etched into your mind and heart?

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  12. That’s a very funny scene! Ha!

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  13. My Fair Lady’s my favourite musical!! 😉 Of course!!

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