The MoFo Musicals Countdown - Preliminary Thread

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I don't think it meets the criteria. As I recall, the characters don't sing. There is a great soundtrack, but the characters themselves aren't the ones singing.
Was thinking that may be the case
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Just a couple more mentions that are worth seeing just for the cinema aspect if nothing else.


Tommy

It's Ken Russell, so it's worth watching at least once for that reason alone.


Phantom Of The Paradise
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Trouble with a capital "T"

On Moonlight Bay (1951)

I rewatched this Doris Day charmer last night. It's a nostalgic look back at a middle class family in the 1910s. Doris Day is a 'tomboy' who her father (Leon Ames) wants to marry off, but his picky...so is she. Gordon MacRae is the outspoken beau who doesn't believe in banks or marriage. Funny, well paced, always something going on with one of the family members especially the mischievous little brother (Billy Gray).




By The Light of The Silvery Moon (1953)

This is the only sequel Doris Day made. Back in the day sequels weren't common unless the movie was in a series. But On Moonlight Bay was so successful that a sequel with the original cast was made. The beau (Gordon MacRae) is back from WWI and despite having told Doris Day's character that he wanted to get married, now he believes he should save some money before taking the plunge. The ice skating scene at the end of the film was particular fun.



I watched three musicals today. Each one I rated a 7/10. I watched:

Robin Hood 1973: Although not as good as some of the other classic Disney films, this one has some cute moments, charming characters, and lovely animation.

Barney’s Great Adventure 1998: Barney is a fun character and I thought this movie had some charm to it. The acting works for what it is and the story is sufficiently silly to keep viewers engaged.

Frankie and Johnny 1966: I liked the costumes, cinematography, and the music.

Anyone else watch any musicals today?



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...Frankie and Johnny 1966: I liked the costumes, cinematography, and the music.

Anyone else watch any musicals today?
I liked Frankie and Johnny especially the big number they did on the riverboat. I might watch another musical tonight? Not sure what???



Just a couple more mentions that are worth seeing just for the cinema aspect if nothing else.


Tommy

It's Ken Russell, so it's worth watching at least once for that reason alone.


Phantom Of The Paradise

Tommy's been on my to-watch list for the last year. Once this countdown was selected, I was like, "well, I guess that's finally going to happen. And also that rewatch of Dancer in the Dark."



just a heads up, my list gonna be Disney all the way down.

Approved.



Here are a few films that are tagged music on letterbox that might be on the fence in terms of eligibility. I have not seen some of them to determine if they use music to advance the plot. I think they are (have not seen Nashville or Once). This is just a list to watch. I have no idea if any of them will be on my final list.



Pink Floyd's The Wall
Walk Hard
Amadeus
Nashville
Once
Quadraphenia
Reefer madness


I'd say a definite yes to The Wall and Amadeus, no to Reefer Madness, and I haven't seen the rest.



Interesting question, but I would suspect not due to no one singing?


Yeah, it's a movie that features music heavily, but no one sings, and more importantly the songs themselves aren't woven into the plot. It's all incidental, background music.


For the same reason, I'd argue the Beatles' "Help" and "A Hard Day's Night" shouldn't count. "Yellow Submarine" should though.



I watched three musicals today. Each one I rated a 7/10. I watched:

Robin Hood 1973: Although not as good as some of the other classic Disney films, this one has some cute moments, charming characters, and lovely animation.

Barney’s Great Adventure 1998: Barney is a fun character and I thought this movie had some charm to it. The acting works for what it is and the story is sufficiently silly to keep viewers engaged.

Frankie and Johnny 1966: I liked the costumes, cinematography, and the music.

Anyone else watch any musicals today?


Robin Hood is a rare example of a musical where most of the songs are sung by an off-screen character. (All besides the one making fun of the villain, I believe) But it definitely counts, because the songs are woven into the plot of the movie. That's what makes a movie a musical, to me.



(campaigning)

Aladdin (animated) - A Whole New World


Aladdin (live action) - Speechless


Anastasia - Once Upon A December


Moana - You're Welcome



(campaigning)

Aladdin (animated) - A Whole New World


Aladdin (live action) - Speechless


Anastasia - Ballroom Fantasy


Moana - You're Welcome
Three of those are in contention for my ballot.



Society ennobler, last seen in Medici's Florence
Does someone consider this for the list?

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Directed by Norman Jewison
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Starring Ted Neeley

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Does someone consider this for the list?

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Directed by Norman Jewison
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Starring Ted Neeley

I like it, but it won't make my ballot. I would not be surprised at all if it ends up making the top 100.



Does someone consider this for the list?

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Directed by Norman Jewison
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Starring Ted Neeley

Love this movie… played Judas in the musical when I was in high school



Yeah, it's a movie that features music heavily, but no one sings, and more importantly the songs themselves aren't woven into the plot. It's all incidental, background music.


For the same reason, I'd argue the Beatles' "Help" and "A Hard Day's Night" shouldn't count. "Yellow Submarine" should though.
Indeed. A music movie is a very different thing than a proper musical!



Does someone consider this for the list?

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

Directed by Norman Jewison
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Starring Ted Neeley


It will make my list, but I am having a hard time finding 25 musicals I might like.