Directors What Is Your Favorite Film Musical?

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  1. Michael FF

    Michael FF Stunt Coordinator

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    My favorite film musical of all time is "The Music Man" (Oops--it is actually titled: Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man") I swear to god@ heavenabove.com that I can watch that film on a weekly basis and never grow tired of it.

    ("I always think there's a band, kid"--Preston--The Music Man)
     
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    God, this is tough.

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
     
  3. Anne M

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    My Fair Lady
    Honorable mentions:
    Camelot
    Newsies :b
    The Sound of Music
    The King and I
     
  4. Justin Doring

    Justin Doring Screenwriter

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    The Sound of Music
     
  5. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    The Wizard of Oz.

    I can never get tired of this one.

    I also love...

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    O Brother Where Art Thou

    Moulin Rouge

    It's a real shame musicals are so rare...they used to be a staple in the golden age.
     
  6. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

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    My Fair Lady
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Definitely A Hard Day's Night.

    Although if you want to define musical more narrowly, then How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
     
  8. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Singin' In The Rain
     
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    Elizabeth S Producer

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    "Hair".

    Fabulous colors, music, choreography. And the ending always chokes me up. "BERGER!!!!!!!"
     
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    Jesus Christ, Superstar

    Cabaret

    Moulin Rouge
     
  11. PatrickL

    PatrickL Second Unit

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    All That Jazz

    Honorable mentions:

    Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    Singin' in the Rain

    Cabaret

    Oliver!

    Viva Las Vegas (just for fun)
     
  12. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I'm not big on Musicals but there are a few that I love.
    Sound of Music
    Wizard of Oz
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Moulin Rouge
     
  13. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    The Music Man
     
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    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    West Side Story, Moulin Rouge, The Music Man (by the way I can't stand The Wizard of Oz.)
     
  15. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    I have to go with Brook on this one. As an example of its type, it's hard to top Singin' in the Rain.
     
  16. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    Oliver
    I grew up with the movie and the music (my mom had the album). Every time I watch it it brings back a flood of memories, no other musical affects me the same way. It's also a great film and I don't mind that my favorite film of all time, 2001 lost out to it for the Oscar.
     
  17. Josh_Hill

    Josh_Hill Screenwriter

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    The Musical is probably my least favorite film genre. I only have a handful of faves:

    Moulin Rouge

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Grease
     
  18. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

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    Probably Grease.
    Worthy of mention:
    Little Shop of Horrors
    Bye Bye Birdie
    Moulin Rouge
    Phantom of the Paradise
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
     
  19. LukeB

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    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
     
  20. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    A Hard Day's Night
    If that doesn't technically qualify as a typical musical, I really like Dancer In The Dark! Not your typical musical, but very good and appropriate use of the music. I hate musicals where the actors start singing out of the blue, almost for no apparent reason. This does not happen in Dancer in the Dark.
     

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