Wednesday, April 13, 2011

IN MY 900th POST ON THIS BLOG I THOUGHT I'D RESPOND TO A FRIEND OF A FRIEND. Good buddy Weaverman over at FLEAPIT announced his friend's brand new blog LIFE IS A CABARET in which the focus will be on musicals. In this spirit, he posted his top ten favourite musicals and I thought I'd do the same. This list, of course, runs the risk of me forgetting a film or two and also is very likely to change depending on my mood. But as of now, I figure this be my 10 faves:
  1. THE BAND WAGON (1953)
  2. THE BIG BROADCAST (1932)
  3. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973)
  4. MARY POPPINS (1964)
  5. MY FAIR LADY (1964)
  6. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
  7. 1776 (1972)
  8. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (1982)
  9. THREE LITTLE WORDS (1950)
  10. YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (1967)

7 comments:

Weaverman said...

I like that you call me your God friend rather than Good. I thank you for posting your musical list - although I find some of the choices eccentric (although I expect nothing less). As for SWEENEY TODD....I love the film but I've never really got Sondheim. Two minutes after watching the film all I could remember were the visuals - not one single tune.

Cerpts said...

Ah...look again. It's not the film it's actually the filming of the stage play with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn. While the Burton film was something of an achievement (to cram in the 3+ hours into a 2 hour movie coherently), the music fell far short. I never got Sondheim either and, like Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is the one and only thing by him I like -- the rest you can have. The songs are extremely strong and memorable when Hearn and Lansbury do it; they disappear when Depp and Bonham Carter attempt to sing them.

This is absolutely and eccentric list because I chose my favourite and not the "best" musicals. Hence SINGIN' IN THE RAIN's absence et. al. There were also many more Iwanted to include but had to limit myself to only ten: Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK, THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS, THE BLUES BROTHERS, AMADEUS (technically a musical, if you think about it), THE BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940, SUMMER STOCK, TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY, THE THREE CABALLEROS and countless others.

Cerpts said...

What. . .no congratulations on reaching my 900th post?!!? At the very least you should be amazed that I had 900 inane things to say!!!


Oh and why didn't THE PIRATE MOVIE make my top 10?????

wellyousaythat© said...

My Top alpahabetical ten musicals are:
Well I said thaty
Here's my lot again as sent to the Weaverman
1. Blues Brothers
2. Bugsy Malone
3. Cabaret
4. Everyone says I love you
5. Hairspray(John Walters)
6. The Jungle book
7. The Producers
8. Sweet charity
9. Tommy
10. West side story

Dis Guy said...

I'll wait to give you the big congrats when u get to 1000 posts. But still a nice job so far. I can't give you a list of favorite musicals I don't think I've even see 10 of them all together. Not a big fan of musicals I did watch Cop Rock back in 1990. Does that count?

Cerpts said...

That doesn't even count as entertainment.

Dis Guy said...

yeah i guess torture would better describe that