Directors Favorite musical numbers in non-musical movies...

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  1. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    What I mean by that is:

    There are movies (mostly comedies) that have musical numbers come out of nowhere.

    So, what are some of your favorites?

    I like the "Get Up Offa That Thing" number performed by James Brown and danced by Dan Aykroyd and a group of people dressed as hookers and pimps in "Doctor Detroit".

    I'm also a fan of the Elisabeth Shue/Albert Collins duet "Babysitting Blues" in "Adventures In Babysitting".

    Anymore?

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

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  2. Brook K

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    offhand

    "The Loyal Hussar" the future Mrs. Kubrick in Paths Of Glory

    "Livin' In America" James Brown in Rocky IV

    "Singin' In The Rain" A Clockwork Orange
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I second Brook’s mention of Singin’ in the Rain

    In a different vein:

    Twist and Shout in Ferris Buller’s Day Off
     
  4. MartinTeller

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    "In Dreams", Blue Velvet
    "There is a man, a certain man..." song & dance, Citizen Kane
    "Camelot", Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", Monty Python's Life of Brian
    "Puttin' on the Ritz", Young Frankenstein
    "Moon River", Breakfast at Tiffany's
     
  5. Bill McA

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    The Masque, Prospero's Books
    In Dreams, Blue Velvet
    Llorando, Mulholland Dr.
    Varsity Drag/Eton Boat Song, The Ruling Class
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Life of Brian
    Love Me Tender, Wild at Heart
    Every Sperm is Sacred, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    Miserere, The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover
    Singin' in the Rain, A Clockwork Orange
    Get Happy!/It's a Lovely Life, Crimes of Passion
    Relax, Body Double
     
  6. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Great call on In Dreams and CK guys. Of course Monty Python goes without saying.

    Bill, I would have included something from The Ruling Class, but it has enough songs that it could be considered a musical.
     
  7. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    How could I forget...

    Wise Up, Magnolia
     
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    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    The opening bars to Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra.
     
  9. Dennis

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    "Chicken & Waffles" from Tapeheads.
     
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    That surreal dance number from The Big Lebowski.
     
  11. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    "Bela Lugosi's Dead" from "The Hunger"

    "You Should Be Dancing" from "Saturday Night Fever"

    "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" from "UHF"

    "Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives" from "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters"

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I think animated examples are okay, right?
     
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    Bill McA Producer

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    The inqusition in History of the World pt 1
     
  14. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    Bumping this back up...

    I thought of two more good examples...

    "Earth Angel" and "Johnny B. Goode" from "Back To The Future". "Johnny B. Goode" is one of the best musical scenes from an 80s movie, especially when the 1950s high school students get a sneak preview of 80s heavy metal.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Your kids are gonna love it!
     

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