Thursday, June 08, 2006

In the Musicals

Since the TONY AWARDS are arriving Sunday (another actor showcase later today) showtunes are playing on a loop in my head. So with that in mind...

Thursday Triple: Movie Musicals


(my hearty apologies to the glorious Singin' in the Rain which I love almost as much as these three but still in copious amounts)

Those are my three favorites movie musicals of all time: West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz and Cabaret. If you had to choose only three, what would yours be?

24 comments:

Peter Nellhaus said...

In order of release: The Girl Can't Help It, A Hard Day's Night and All That Jazz.

DL said...

West Side Story, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dancer in the Dark

Anonymous said...

My top 3:

1.Moulin Rouge
2.Dancer in the dark
3.Cabaret

par3182 said...

1. cabaret
2. singin' in the rain
3. hair

JavierAG said...

Dancer in the Dark, Dancer in the Dark and then, probably... Dancer in the Dark.

If only all musicals had Björk and were directed by a crazy genius...

Macoco said...

1. The Pirate
2. The Sound of Music
3. Showgirls

Sarah Polley rocks!

J.J. said...

Mary Poppins, Meet Me in St. Louis, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Can't believe no one's mentioned any of those.

Romance & Cigarettes, if it ever gets released, looks like a contender.

Anonymous said...

my top 3:

1. West Side Story

2. Cabaret

3. Singing in the Rain

Arun said...

01. Singin' in the Rain
02. Dancer in the Dark
03. All That Jazz

Sorry Nat, but I HATE West Side Story save for Rita Moreno

Bruno Packer said...

1. Mary Poppins
2. All That Jazz
3. Oliver!
runner-up Dancer in the Dark

DL said...

Sarah Polley does rock!

Anonymous said...

Les Miserables

Cabaret

All that Jazz

Tonio Kruger said...

Only three? How cruel...

Okay....

1. West Side Story
2. All That Jazz
3. Fiddler On The Roof

Because it's a tradition. And because of our traditions, every one of us knows who he is and what God expects him to do...

Middento said...

Indeed, you cruel man. I have occasionally taught a course on the musical and getting down to 14 was torture enough!

But, if you insist...

1. Singin' in the Rain, because I love this movie, musical or not;
2. Footlight Parade, because I loves me my Busby Berkeley and because Cagney is such a hoot; and
3. A Hard Day's Night, because there is no more chaotic fun.

NATHANIEL R said...

i could list a top 20 and i still wouldn't be satiated.

Anonymous said...

To me:

-Dancer in the Dark

-My Fair Lady

-Topsy Turvy

I don't know if Topsy Turvy can be considered as a musical but I Loved it.

Kamikaze Camel said...

1. All That Jazz
2. Moulin Rouge
3. West Side Story

All That Jazz is pure 100%perfection. Without a doubt, my favourite movie of all time. *sigh* i gush over that movie something shocking.

Gerry said...

Oh, this is hard. Like Nathaniel, I could find myself listing 20 and still not being satisfied.

Though I think I'd go...
1. Cabaret
2. The Wizard of Oz
3. Singin' in the Rain

Marcelo said...

Singing in the Rain
All That Jazz
Dancer in the Dark.

adam k. said...

I might choose Nathaniel's 3, or I might swap Cabaret and/or Wizard of Oz for Dancer in the Dark and/or Moulin Rouge!... with sincere apologies to The Sound of Music. I also need to see All That Jazz, and I need to see Singin' in the Rain again.

John T. said...

Singin in the Rain, Cabaret, and Moulin Rouge!

daveylow said...

Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Singing in the Rain, A Hard Day's Night and Funny Face are definitely among my favorites. But on another day I might choose others.

Anonymous said...

Do you think we could get your top 20 list?

- Adam

KingRoper said...

ALL THAT JAZZ (though knowing one of the women in the 'show' whom I hate has kind of ruined it for me - I don't ever need to see her nips)

THE BLUES BROTHERS (Is this technically a musical? I think so, as the characters will break into song on occasion)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (If you haven't seen the original filmed ending, you're missing a real treat)