With the new movie musical La La Land gaining Oscar buzz, I’m curious to hear from you about movie musicals in general.
I’ve decided to split this question up into three different categories:
Original Live Action Movie Musical-An American in Paris
Film Adaptation of a Broadway Musical-West Side Story
Animated Movie Musical-The Lion King
What are some of your favorite movie musicals?
Original Live Action: Singing in the Rain
An embarrassment of riches in this talent-fest.
Film Adaptation of Stage Musical: The Sound of Music
After comparing the stage book and the film script, you can see how much Ernest Lehman improved on the source material. I hate that all the songs for the Baroness and Max were cut, but everything else is right here, including the incomparably captivating Julie Andrews.
Animated Movie Musical: Beauty and the Beast
Perfection, from the story to the songs to the animation to the voices.
Favorite Live Action Musical: Mary Poppins
Favorite Adaptation of a Broadway Musical: Dreamgirls
Favorite Animated Movie Musical: Beauty And The Beast