5 Favourites Friday!

Friday, May 6, 2011
I love watching musicals, so this weeks 5 Favourites, are my favourite Musical Films. Unfortunately I haven't had much opportunity to see that many live. I would love to see more. There is something that makes me really happy about groups of people spontaniously errupting in song. I guess I wish that happened more in real life!

Cry Baby
I cannot tell you how many times I have watched this movie. Johnny Depp is so great. The movie is weird, I will admit it. Kinda crazy and funny, but it sure is entertaining. Even Ricki Lake is in it. One of the female characters has the name, Hatchet Face... that might say it all about this movie.

Hairspray
I really loved the original movie that was made in 1988 when I was young, another one directed by John Waters. Then when the new version came out in 2007, oh I was hooked. The songs and the style of the 60's are so great. In the new one, I pretty much really love John Travolta, playing the part of an obese woman, and married to Christopher Walkin... can't really beat that.

My Fair Lady

I need to watch this again, in my memory it was great. "The rain in spain falls mainly on the plain". As it stars Audrey Hepburn playing the wonderful Eliza Doolittle it is kinda hard to beat

Grease
Well it is the cliche quintessential movie musical, but what can I say, I am a sucker for Travolta and Newton-John. I especially loved that the movie was about a young shy Australian girl living in America. Wow.. so exotic, haha. There is a reason this movie has stood the test of time, and is still so loved. Every girl I think wants to have the "Sandy" transformation. I remember playing my parents Grease soundtrack record over and over!
Rocky Horror Picture Show
This is one that I actually have seen live. I have also watched the movie a zillion times. Embarrassing confession, but when I was about 10 or 11 I was a big fan of the artist Meatloaf. To the point that when my keyboard teacher offered to teach me the Smashing Pumpkins, I said I would rather learn "I would do anything for Love, but I wont do that". I can still play it.
Meatloaf plays a very small role in this movie, is the link. It is weird and wacky and slightly insane, maybe it just appeals to the bit of Crazy in all of us. I was pretty stoked when Glee did a Rocky Horror episode!

I would love to hear what your favourite musical movies are.. this makes me wish so bad I could sing, and want to spend the weekend watching musicals!
2 comments on "5 Favourites Friday!"
  1. john and i saw a musical on our first anniversary. It was "Music Man", and we love musicals. We especially enjoyed the ones our kids were in middle and high school, Annie, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Honk, and the Pirates of Penazance.

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  2. Karen... Although not by any means the best musical movie I have ever seen but one that springs to mind is "Paint Your Wagon" with Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin. I remember seeing it in an old theatre in Glasgow when I was around 12. I was there with your Nanna, Great Nanna, Uncle Billy, Gordon and maybe even Kristeen. Anyway although he can't sing for nuts the stand out for me was Lee Marvin signing "I was born under a wondering star" maybe that's why I have ended up travelling the world so much... Look forward to your next 5 on friday... Love Daddo

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