I love musicals. There's just no other thing in life that compares to the joys of seeing a Broadway show or watching a musical movie. Sure, some say having kids is "the greatest joy." I say that eating sushi while getting a massage and watching a musical would be my perfect moment. It would be hard, but life is hard.
Top 5 Movies that are also Musicals of Ever.
I remember when I saw this on t.v. and then got it for Christmas. My family and I started watching and my concerned mother said, "Oh dear. This is more provocative than I realized."
It teaches the lesson that every young girl should learn: you need to change yourself to a bad girl in order to get the guy. And that summer lovin' will last forever... as long as he as Grease Lighting.
4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
[this is my favorite scene. of ever.]
This is the first musical (I'm pretty sure) that I ever saw. I rented it so many times my father had to go out and search through the Lost Scrolls of Alexandria to buy this movie for me.
There's storytelling and pirates and terrbile child actors. And, most importantly, Dick Van Dyke. My first love. Why, it's a flying car!
3. The Sound of Music.
Maybe this is the first musical I ever saw. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer have possibly the best on-screen chemistry that has ever been. (besides, Angelina and Brad. agh. nevermind. sore subject.) With all of the Nazi's and even more terrible child acting, how can you not love every song this musical produced? Something Good. I am 16 going on 17. The hills are alive. Edelweiss.
2. Across the Universe.
There's a theory: if you weren't raised on The Beatles, you loved this movie. If you were raised on them, it was torture. Fortunately for me, I was raised on AC/DC and Celine Dion. The music is so well redone and modernized and original, you simply can't compare ATU's versions to The Beatles versions. The directing was incredible. The acting was brilliant. Sadie was my favorite character (aka. Janis Joplin).
1. Moulin Rouge.
[my heart still feels full after watching this: the music, the singing, the dancing, the story.]
My life was changed for the better after this movie. I had always loved a good tune, but after this masterpiece, my obsession for musicals was sparked. Another movie where they have their own take on songs, the artistic direction is beautiful. The original song "Come What May" still kind of makes me cry.
This story is about truth, beauty, freedom and love; but above all else, this story is about love.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.