The extravagant grandeur of movie musicals has been around almost as long as the movies themselves.As early as jazz singer In 1927, at a time when the invention of sound was still in its infancy, cinema experimented with soundtracks, dance numbers and songs. The 1950s and his 1960s saw the heyday of musical production, with audiences singing along to lavishly produced, Oscar-winning sets featuring the industry’s biggest stars. Specifically, adaptations of Broadway musicals for the screen have dominated studios for decades, and despite decades of decline in the prestige and quality of film musicals, Hollywood continue to be the mainstay of (Cat, Anyone? ). Few contributions in the history of the silver screen have been more delightfully comforting and deeply creative than musical theater, powered by all of Hollywood’s resources.
Best movie musicals list of none. music sound is not a correct list.Cinema never sees an untouchable heroine again Julie Andrews A combination of fiery grace and graceful voice, or a lively command and delicate voice like hers. Christopher Plummer (rest in peace). This is a rare musical enriched by screen translation.What would this story be without the breathtaking tension of Andrews spinning on a hill when the camera is looking down or the von Trapp family hiding in a cemetery? duo of Rogers and Hammerstein Reaching the pinnacle of melodic talent through one of their most versatile and heartfelt collaborations, Hollywood knew how to immortalize it.
Based solely on song lyricism and storytelling, music man It’s on the shortlist for the perfect movie musical.find fault with Robert Prestonof Harold Hill’s frenzied energy was impossible, and his impregnable interpretation of the role ensured that few other actors could compare. An innocent citizen brings a brash yet sincere exuberance to the story of redeeming the impostor.
rocky horror show
The prodigiously smart and unashamedly queer cult classic began a long life on the London stage before moving to Broadway and filming a movie that same year. The latter was a bolt of lightning in a bottle, retaining all of the original’s distinctive whimsy and evolving to the screen, backed by a cast wholly committed to the venture. plus: Tim CurryWhat more can we say about that point? rocky horror show‘s The charm and charm are as eternal as the script itself is a love letter to cinema history. Please walk away without humming.
west side story
Filled-in casting issues are ruled out (which is a very important issue, one that should not be forgiven), and the sweeping romanticism of Stephen Sondheim’s score is combined with the dark realism of the Shakespeare-inspired setting. so, west side story It feels grounded in a way that most musicals lack. The 1961 musical film is a kind of hopeless hope that runs from start to finish, and the timelessness is captured by awe-inspiring production design, costumes, choreography, and cinematography. And like other composers and lyricists on this list, it demonstrates Sondheim’s celebrated versatility and innate understanding of the human condition.
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors We offer a creative team born from a musical film fan’s dream: directors Frank Oz composed by Alan Menken Written by his Disney partner Howard Ashman, starring Rick Moranis When Ellen Green with a cameo from Steve Martin, Jim Belushi, John Candy, When Bill Murray. A wild, deeply dark satire about a man-eating plant and her murderous dentist partner, it inspired a cult classic. Fans of the musical may object to the happy ending that test audiences seek (off his Broadway script, where Audrey II devours both leads and goes for world domination). Little Shop of Horrors It’s a blueprint for how stage productions fit the screen without losing their unique personality.
Audrey Hepburn At her most attractive and glamorous, for good reason, dear woman The pinnacle of 1960s big-budget movie musicals. (And there was a lot of competition To its credit.) The production didn’t skimp on the details, like rubbing dirt on Hepburn’s hands and dressing her up extra in gorgeous Ascot outfits. Lerner and Loewe‘s wit is more sparkling and glamorous than ever. It crackles with sarcastic, self-aware jokes like “I’m an Ordinary Man,” while “I Could Have Danced All Night” captures the dreamlike joy of falling in love.The rest of the cast deliver particularly standout performances Rex Harrison (The man who made the chattering song cool), Stanley Holloway As Eliza Doolittle’s Troublesome Father and Young Jeremy Brett as Freddie Einsford Hill, Eliza’s dashing suitor; dear woman It’s kind of a fairy tale in the end, and that works to its advantage. Extract why musicals dominated this cinematic era.
the king and i
In this Rogers and Hammerstein collaboration, there’s an elephant in the room. But in the film’s favor, the story ultimately advocates unconditional acceptance and love, despite colonialism and deeply problematic stereotypes permeating throughout. All people, regardless of their differences, are people and deserve to live. Anna (Deborah Kerr) arrives in Siam/Thailand with the demeanor of a “proper” British woman who enlightens anyone who thinks she’s a child, but enlightens her instead. The wardrobe is breathtaking and the intimate emotional bond the characters form remains beautiful.Yul Brynnerof favorite role in his career).
grease It really is time, place and moment. Every song and accompanying choreography is vibrant (you can’t help but raise your voice when the chorus of “Summer Nights” kicks in), the awkward self-discovery that defines the high school experience, and the mindless choreography. It shows both the clashes between his teenage priorities. Despair of men and teenage girls. And despite the biting cynicism, the commentary on teenage yearning and how much young girls are willing to change themselves to secure love’s affection runs deeper than a humming tune. . Was it a help or a sacrifice for Sandy? The answer is left to the viewer’s discretion. John Travolta It struts with all its 1970s energy, but it’s Sandy’s character that immortalizes the musical film’s emotional arc and what’s remarkable. olivia newton john.
fiddler on the roof
that’s all fiddler on the roof surpass music sound About the most important cultural stories on this list. Its first Broadway run, the longest in history, for over a decade, earned him nine wins at the 1965 Tony Awards. The equally iconic movie version does not lack its potency. Set in early 1900s Russia. fiddler We will face poverty, classism and anti-Semitism with an unflinching eye. Tevye’s (magnificent Haim Topol) The instantly recognizable “If I Were Richer” is an endearing and at the same time poignant indictment of imperialist rule. Human traditions endure regardless of tragedy. fiddler The power of what the associated musical can convey, a kind of empathetic humanity, is so resolute that it proves that words can only be sung.
Some viewers turned their backs on the director, Tom Hooperof A masterpiece 13 years after its release, Les Miserables It remains a fascinating and highly successful attempt to change the notion of musical cinema. The actors’ live vocal performances are a far cry from the smooth, disciplined Broadway audiences are accustomed to. This is the point. It may not be to everyone’s taste, but the thought experiment behind capturing the messy, raw passion of the characters is re mi It’s unique and may be the closest translation to a stage experience some fans have seen. Anne Hathaway Few song heroes deserve more than her award-winning record Hugh Jackmanand the massacre at the barricades is a disastrous feat.
By far the best musical film of the 21st century, Chicagoof Dark humor is as sharp as a tap dancer and bright as a diamond. music sound, Rob Marshallof The director’s touch elevates each set piece by setting it to a dream sequence, thereby throwing all the rules out the window. Chicago It was the right place, the right time, the right creative, and it quickly became a classic. No other movie musical seems to come out on top.