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Most Beautiful Musical Moments


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#1 rayban

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

Richard Beymer singing "Something Coming" in "West Side Story" - he was dubbed by Jimmy Bryant - 

 

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#2 Terrence1

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:32 AM

I've always liked the scene in "Kismet" when Ann Blyth and Vic Damone sing "Stranger in Paradise". Not only do their voices blend so well, but it's such a beautiful setting.  They certainly did not skimp on the color in that scene.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

I like the ​True Love sequence in High Society​. Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly are reclining languidly on the deck of the sailboat while he sings that beautiful song and, even though you can tell it was filmed in a studio tank, it's a magic moment.


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"When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life."...Ignatious J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:08 PM

Musicals, in general, are a fabulous and fascinating kind of theatre, due to the fact that they often have singing, speaking and, in some cases, even dancing.  

 

Here's my list of what musicals are the most beautiful to me:

 

West Side Story--on both screen and stage.  My all time favorite movie--hands down, as well.

 

The other musicals I'm listing are in no particular order:

 

My Fair Lady;  the movie was okay, but I liked the stage version a great deal better.  I liked the "With a Little Bit of Luck" number.

 

Sound of Music:  inspired by an intense but true story, this too, is a very good movie musical.  I never saw it live, however.  The song, Climb Every Mountain is my favorite song in the whole movie, because it delivers a powerful message of how one needs to believe in him/herself, look for and follow their dreams, and when they find their dreams, give them all the love one has.

 

Mary Poppins:  Never saw it on stage, but it was a fun film, nonetheless.  I saw the movie in the 8th grade, back in the fall of 1964.

 

Godspell:  Saw the stage play of Godspell twice;  once here in Boston and the other time in London. A fun musical all around.  I didn't like the movie version of Godspell very much, however.

 

Showboat:  Another beautiful musical.  Saw the stage play in London many years ago.  The song "Ole Man River" was my favorite moment in "Showboat".  I also saw a TV airing of the 1930's film version, with a young Paul Robeson in it.  That was good, also.

 

Hair:  Saw both the stage and the film version.  Both were lots of fun.  I like the Cowsills' rendition of the song  "Long Beautiful Hair".

 

Mamma Mia:  Recently saw the stage play here in Boston with my niece and my sister-in-law, at the Boston Opera House.  I enjoyed it a great deal.    I liked the song "Dancing Queen" by the Swedish rock group, Abba.

 

Brigadoon:  Never saw the movie, but I did see the play in NYC many years ago...and enjoyed it immensely.

 

Oklahoma:  Saw the stage play of Oklahoma twice;  once back in the early 1960's, and once 13 years ago, in a revival of it, both here in Boston.   I enjoyed this musical overall on stage.   "Oh what a beautiful morning" and Many a New Day are my favorite songs in this musical.  The 2004 Broadway revival of it wasn't very good, but the stage version that I saw back in the early 1960's was fabulous.  Wasn't too crazy about the film version, however.

 

Both Fantasias:  They were beautiful overall, but I especially liked the Night on Bald Mountain and the Rite of Spring in the original 1940 Fantasia, and the "Firebirds" in Fantasia 2000.



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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:30 PM

I was looking ahead on the calender and noticed that July 1 st is a day filled with a range
of musicals. I looked at all the ( mostly early morning ) treats. I am in pacific time but
not a big problem.Anyway I was caught in thought and finally realized that Most
Beautiful Musical Moments to me cannot be defined , actually it was a broad range
of years that the Musical was here, yes it changed but it never left. It spanned a good
twenty years or a bit more, to me they all represent beauty because in song you
always bring sadness or joy , love or harm from it. It tells its own story within the plot
bringing the two together. (Hopefully)
So, for all the Music lovers remember or look up July 1 (2012) for a great day.

#6 MovieProfessor

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 11:45 AM



For me, it will always be the wonderful “musical montage” in “Easter Parade.” It begins in the film, when Fred Astaire decides to not change Judy Garland’s performing image and the situation turns itself into a series of marvelous musical numbers, as the pair embark on their raise to Broadway stardom! Some of the songs were legendary Irving Berlin standards that had not been heard in years, magnificently revived in the movie. The montage splendidly gets under way as Fred and Judy perform to the tune, “I Love A Piano.” This is a truly one of the most momentous moments in movie musical history, as Fred takes Judy into his arms and they dance into an exquisite “two-step” routine. Then comes the zany little tidbit romantic ballad, “Snookey Ookums!” This is followed by one of my favorite Berlin tunes of his early period, the upbeat “Ragtime Violin.” Finally, the montage ends with the famous exhilarated, elegant performed Berlin tune, “When The Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam!” Judy and Fred end it all on a high-note of dancing delight. This is without any question, one of the most cherished, admired, influential musical films of its kind. They just don’t make this sort of classic musical film any longer and it will most likely never be topped.



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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

OKLAHOMA! of course and just about every song in the show, those voices!! And keeping it simple and sweet.......Silvermoon

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

Look for the Silver Lining from Till the Clouds Roll By
Something Good from The Sound of Music
He Loves and She Loves from Funny Face
One Alone from Deep in My Heart
Between You and Me from Broadway Melody of 1940
Dear Little Boy from Star

How's that for variety!

#9 DougieB

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:02 AM

You're absolutely right, of course. I obviously had myself a day watching musicals and got them confused in my enthusiasm. I'll check out the recording you mentioned. Bryn Terfel released a CD called "Something Wonderful" and it was interesting hearing it performed by a man.

"When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life."...Ignatious J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces


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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

> {quote:title=DougieB wrote:}{quote}I recently put on the DVD of "The King And I" as background while I was cleaning the house. The cleaning came to a complete halt as Lady Chiang (sp?) sang "Love Look Away" and the young lovers sang "We Kiss In A Shadow". Haunting numbers, both of them. I know they're basically transposed from the stage, but that doesn't make them any less compelling to me as cinematic musical moments.
I imagine you mean Lady Thiang sang "Something Wonderful". "Love Look Away" is from FLOWER DRUM SONG. All beautiful songs. My favorite version of "We Kiss in a Shadow" and other Tuptim/Lun Tha songs are from the recording done with John Mauceri and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, for Philips (Lea Salonga/Peabo Bryson).

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

Sid Mark has done an all-Sinatra show on the radio in Philly for many years. He is arguably the greatest expert on Sinatra's music in the U.S. He closes each show with HIS favorite Sinatra song, "I Have Dreamed", from THE KING AND I.

#12 DougieB

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:43 AM

I recently put on the DVD of "The King And I" as background while I was cleaning the house. The cleaning came to a complete halt as Lady Chiang (sp?) sang "Love Look Away" and the young lovers sang "We Kiss In A Shadow". Haunting numbers, both of them. I know they're basically transposed from the stage, but that doesn't make them any less compelling to me as cinematic musical moments.

"When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life."...Ignatious J. Reilly, A Confederacy of Dunces


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:26 AM


I love Fred and Ginger - so beautiful, all the time. The best of the best - Cheek to Cheek from TOP HAT, Let's Face the Music and Dance from FOLLOW THE FLEET, and Never Gonna Dance from SWING TIME.


Other than Fred and Ginger, I love the Kelly-Charisse dream segment from the Broadway Ballet in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and the Kelly-Caron ballet from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; the title ballet from THE RED SHOES; and Bob Fosse as the Snake in THE LITTLE PRINCE.



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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:55 PM

June Allyson and the Blackburn twins singing and dancing to "thou swell" in Words and Music. It is a masterpiece!

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:35 AM

I like Hannah Montana Tv show. it is a fantastic Tv show. i watch all [Hannah Montana episodes|http://hannah-montana.episodesworld.com/] online.it is an musical comedy drama tv show.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:01 PM

The dance team that saved RKO--

THE OPENING AND CLOSING OF "TOP HAT"

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:23 PM

Astaire and Rogers---"Let's Face the Music and Dance"--the finale of FOLLOW THE FLEET.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:42 PM

1. Astaire and Cyd in Central Park in BANDWAGON, their breathing a catch by all who watch.
2. Astaire and Rogers in the dance studio, SWINGTIME. Just heaven. You can do on your kitchen floor.
3. R. Fosse as the Snake in LE PETIT PRINCE. Priceless, or, the Magic Bullet, as I put it. You will be revived.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:40 AM

Best musicals of all time in my humble opinon.
1. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
2. Kiss Me Kate
3. Sound Of Music
4, Mary Poppins
5. Top Hat
6. Singing In The Rain
7. Brigadoon
8. West Side Story
9. Show Boat
10. Hair

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 05:07 AM

1. Bob Fosse's early choreography ... but specifically 'Kiss Me Kate'
2. Cyd Charisse/Gene Kelley - Singin' in the Rain "Broadway Melody"
3. Cyd Charisse/Fred Astaire - The Bandwagon "Dancing in the Dark"
4. Frank Sinatra - Pal Joey "The Lady is a Tramp"
5. 'performance' of "Ol Man River" by Caleb Peterson and MGM chorus- 'Till the Clouds Roll By'


there are, obviously so many left unsaid... virginia o'brien, donald o'connor, vera ellen, buddy ebsen, eleanor powell, ann miller, sinatra, crosby, jane russell, jane powell, and on and on the list could go. but i suppose when you must categorize genius, moments spring to mind, and i'm sure it's different for everyone.




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