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Subject: Movie Musicals

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/14/06 at 1:38 pm

Are any of you familiar with the Disney movie/musical, "Newsies?"  I remember watching this when I was younger, and I fell in love with the songs and the story. I ended up buying the movie and the soundtrack because I loved it so much.  It was one of those musical movies that I totally fell in love with.


What are some other musical movies (that were never on the stage)...that you totally love?

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/14/06 at 1:46 pm

Scrooge (with Albert Finney)
Singing in the Rain
Meet Me in St. Louis
Wizard of Oz



I'm sure there are more.



Cat

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: whistledog on 08/14/06 at 1:54 pm

I saw Newsies along time ago, and I loved it 8)

My favourite has to be Popeye starring Robin Williams.  

Another great one was "Absolute Beginners" starring Patsy Kensit, and also featured small roles from Sade and David Bowie


other good ones that I am not sure qualify as a movie musical:

Rock and Roll High School
La Bamba
True Stories

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/14/06 at 3:37 pm

Popeye- Loved it!
Newsies- Never seen it, but heard of it
Scrooge- Loved it!
Singing In the Rain- OK (Prefer 'Xanadu')
Brigadoon- Quite good

Here's a surprising entry: Jailhouse Rock.

I have to give this one credit. I'm no Elvis Fan, but it was passable!

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: CeeKay on 08/15/06 at 9:15 am

The Sound of Music will always be a favorite of mine.

And, yes, I liked Newsies.  And it's too early in the morning to think of others right now.

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/06 at 12:50 pm


The Sound of Music will always be a favorite of mine.

And, yes, I liked Newsies.  And it's too early in the morning to think of others right now.
The Sound of Music has been on stage many a time and is due to open soon in London.

Please include "New York New York" from 1977 as a movie musical that has been so far only a movie.

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/06 at 2:47 pm




My favourite has to be Popeye starring Robin Williams.  
Rock and Roll High School






Yes, absolutely....two of my favorites as well!! :)

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/15/06 at 2:56 pm

Ok, I have to say it: Grease 2. Yeah, yeah, I know it is a stupid movie but I can't help but like it. Also many of the Disney movies: Beauty and the Beast (BEFORE it became a play), Aladdan, The Little Mermaid, etc.




Cat

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/06 at 3:03 pm


Ok, I have to say it: Grease 2. Yeah, yeah, I know it is a stupid movie but I can't help but like it. Also many of the Disney movies: Beauty and the Beast (BEFORE it became a play), Aladdan, The Little Mermaid, etc.




Cat




I personally really like Grease 2 as well.  I think it may have to do with one...Max Caulfield....hmmm? get my drift? ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/15/06 at 3:23 pm




I personally really like Grease 2 as well.  I think it may have to do with one...Max Caulfield....hmmm? get my drift? ;) ;D



Can you say "Yum"?  ;)


http://www.scarletstreet.com/imagesPHOTOS/caufield2sm.jpg




Cat

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/15/06 at 4:24 pm

"Grease 2" was another surpriser.

There were many stars who claimed they never sang before certain OTHER movies, but this proves them to be liars.

Michelle Pfeiffer, for example, claimed she never sang before "The Fabulous Baker Boys".
Then why does this show her singing? Was there a voiceover artist?

And how about Adrien Zmed, as Johnny Noggarelli?
And I noticed 4 returning actors from the original:

Eve Arden/ The Principal
The actress who played "Blanche, the School Secretary"
The actor portraying Balmudo, leader of the Scorpions
Didi Conn/ Frenchy

So, it couldn't be ALL bad!

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/15/06 at 5:24 pm


"Grease 2" was another surpriser.

There were many stars who claimed they never sang before certain OTHER movies, but this proves them to be liars.

Michelle Pfeiffer, for example, claimed she never sang before "The Fabulous Baker Boys".
Then why does this show her singing? Was there a voiceover artist?

And how about Adrien Zmed, as Johnny Noggarelli?
And I noticed 4 returning actors from the original:

Eve Arden/ The Principal
The actress who played "Blanche, the School Secretary"
The actor portraying Balmudo, leader of the Scorpions
Didi Conn/ Frenchy

So, it couldn't be ALL bad!



I always heard that someone else did the singing but according to IMDB, Michelle Pfeiffer DID sing.




Cat

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: Gis on 08/16/06 at 3:18 am

Brigadoon, and Singing in the rain are my favourite Gene Kelly musicals. I love the old MGM musicals. 'In the good old summer time' springs to mind too.
Also Grease, Rocky horror show, Little shop of horrors and now my mind has gone blank...........I'll have to come back to this.

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: AmandaSparks on 08/16/06 at 4:04 am



And I noticed 4 returning actors from the original:

Eve Arden/ The Principal
The actress who played "Blanche, the School Secretary"
The actor portraying Balmudo, leader of the Scorpions
Didi Conn/ Frenchy

So, it couldn't be ALL bad!

I think I noticed the Eugene character was in Grease 2 also.  ;D And yes I begrudgingly admit I dig the movie mostly for Maxwell Caulfield but the songs are catchy too if you don't compare it in your mind to the original.

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/16/06 at 10:40 pm


And yes I begrudgingly admit I dig the movie mostly for Maxwell Caulfield but the songs are catchy too if you don't compare it in your mind to the original.


Catchy songs in "Grease 2"-

"Prowlin' (The T-Birds Theme)"
"Charade" (Maxwell Caulfield's lament over Stephanie Zunonni)
"Who's That Guy?" (I think almost the whole cast got in on it)
"Reproduction" (That scene was absolutely HILARIOUS!!!)

Worst Song In "Grease 2"-

Cool Rider- even if Michelle Pfeiffer sang it, it STILL sucks!

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/17/06 at 11:43 am



Can you say "Yum"?  ;)


http://www.scarletstreet.com/imagesPHOTOS/caufield2sm.jpg




Cat



oh heck ya! ;)



Catchy songs in "Grease 2"-

"Prowlin' (The T-Birds Theme)"
"Charade" (Maxwell Caulfield's lament over Stephanie Zunonni)
"Who's That Guy?" (I think almost the whole cast got in on it)
"Reproduction" (That scene was absolutely HILARIOUS!!!)

Worst Song In "Grease 2"-

Cool Rider- even if Michelle Pfeiffer sang it, it STILL sucks!




I really like that song they sing when they are bowling...."I'm gonna Score tonight"....gotta love that one!! ;)

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/17/06 at 12:41 pm


I really like that song they sing when they are bowling...."I'm gonna Score tonight"....gotta love that one!! ;)


That one was OK...but I think "Reproduction" is probably the funniest song in there.
The way Tab Hunter starts it off....

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/17/06 at 1:35 pm

The songs from Grease 2 that I like are:

Reproduction
Cool Rider (Sorry, Hawk. Have to disagree with you on that one.)
Turn Back the Hands of Time




Cat

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/06 at 2:24 pm


The songs from Grease 2 that I like are:

Reproduction
Cool Rider (Sorry, Hawk. Have to disagree with you on that one.)
Turn Back the Hands of Time




Cat
I really must see Grease II again, and of course re-view the original Grease, I hope there is a good box set available?

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/18/06 at 3:59 am


The songs from Grease 2 that I like are:

Reproduction
Cool Rider (Sorry, Hawk. Have to disagree with you on that one.)
Turn Back the Hands of Time

Cat


That's OK, Cat. Disagree all ya want.
When it comes to the world of theatre- cinema or live- no two players will agree on the exact same performance.

This is one of those boards where I like seeing diverse agruments about who/what/where is good, as opposed to who/what/where is not.

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/18/06 at 11:53 am

Man, all this talk about Grease 2...I just have to see this again (even though I've seen it oodles of times already). ;D

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: whistledog on 08/18/06 at 12:46 pm

At the local Best Buy here, they had Grease2 on DVD for only $4.99.  By the time I'd noticed it, they were sold out  :\'(

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 08/22/06 at 2:35 am


At the local Best Buy here, they had Grease2 on DVD for only $4.99.  By the time I'd noticed it, they were sold out  :\'(


I imagine on eBay, someone will sell it for $.50

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: whistledog on 10/22/07 at 9:05 pm

I was watching a real good movie from 1988 on Bravo! called 'The In Crowd' (nothing to do with the crappy 2000s teen horror flick of the same name). 

It's a 60s era film that stars Joe Pantoliano as a rock and roll singer who is the host of a popular teen dance show.  It had classic songs from the era, and featured great musical sequences ... you know the ones where people just breakout in song in a street or in a school, and of course the typical fight scene where the bullies put on a dance number where they snap their fingers and shuffle their feet LOL.

If you liked Grease, Grease¬≤ and Hairspray (both versions), then this one won't disappoint you :)  Sadly, it's not on DVD (yet) :(

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2459/v09368xuiqwzj5.jpg

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/22/07 at 9:20 pm

I recently saw this film in Spanish (I was looking to fall asleep), and it was all about this guy who's in love with this gal, but she doesn't really know he's alive. Meanwhile, another gal is in love with him, and she was introduced by the guy's best friend.

For the life of me, I can't recall what it was called, but it consisted almost entirely of musical numbers.

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: woops on 10/23/07 at 1:46 am

"South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut"

a spoof of Disney animated musicals


Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: xSiouXBoIx on 10/23/07 at 6:29 am

I love Grease 2 just because it's unintentionally funny, especially when Michelle sings 'Cool Rider'. I also love how much Michelle looks like a Debbie Harry impersonator. She looks like she was dressed up as her during the CBGB's days....

I also love the Rogers & Hammerstein musical State Fair, from 1945 that most people don't seem to appreciate as much as I do.

Subject: Re: Movie Musicals

Written By: ninny on 10/23/07 at 7:20 am

I love Singing in the Rain
Meet me in St Louis
Easter Parade
Strike up the Band
Yankee Doodle Dandy

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