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  1. Remakes of Musicals in general

    I'll make a shocking statement and say that some of our long beloved musical films should be remade. Yes why not apply new technical advances and newer approaches with new young talent to redo some classics like: Singing In The Rain and even The Sound of Music. Although pretty perfect as they are now the way they were originally made come on now, it's been over fifty or sixty years and there isn't a fresh approach? Edited by: Im4movies2 on May 16, 2010 11:28 PM
  2. Anarchistic Musicals

    It irks me when musicals about a certain era don't adhere to costumes and hairstyles of the era. Many musicals about the 1920's done in the 40's and 50's usually had their actors wearing clothes and hairstyles of the present and not the 20's. Those details where glossed over or forgotten about.
  3. Most Beautiful Musical Moments

    What are your most magical and beautiful musical moments on film for you? Mine are: 30's- 'Let's Face The Music and Dance" Fred and Ginger in Follow The Fleet 40's- "You Stepped Out of a Dream by Tony Martin in The Zeigfeld Girl. 50's- The ballet with Gene and Leslie in American in Paris. 60's- The Trapp children singing The Sound of Music to the countess.
  4. Happy Ever After?

    I invite Musical fans to provide their own updates to classical musicals after the curtain comes down. For example: OKLAHOMA. Curly and Laurie soon raise a small brood of children with the aide of Aunt Eller as "nanny" . Oil is then discovered on their land and Curly and Laurie become millionaires. Their sons fight in World War Two and their daughters marry into rich families. Will and Ado Annie also become prosperous with Will making it big in cattle ranching. Ali Hakim opens a small shop which grows into a large department store. He then finally has a chain of department stores around the country.
  5. Julie Andrews, Star! Her Own Biopic.

    Perhaps Julie is waiting to expire first before a biopic is made of her life but I think she should be around to watch things when they do. From her childhood in London during WWII, her coming to N.Y. to star in the Boyfriend, her audition for Rogers and Hammerstein and her landing My Fair Lady, her avoiding the advances of Richard Burton in Camelot and movie stardom in Mary Poppins and meeting Maria Von Trapp. Her marriages to Tony Walton and Blake Edwards up to her tragic throat operation which ended her musical career but opened a new one writing children's books with daughter Emma. What great material for a movie to include great music. I hope they do one soon.
  6. The Whole Cast is Dead

    Name at least one movie you know for sure that every leading cast member is dead or one including extras and crew would be dead I'd say any film prior to 1927.
  7. Silent Film Violence

    Watching many early films by DW Griffith and Mack Sennet and found a lot of gun shooting and **** kicking. What was it with these guys? People actually thought these were so funny? Solving problems by resorting to shooting or expressing anger by giving a swift kick to the rear appear not so funny but sick.
  8. Movie Versions of 20's Musicals

    Here are some Broadway musicals of the 20's turned into movie musicals years later. Sound only. 1920-Sally-1929. 1924-Rose-Marie-1936,1954. 1924-Student Prince-1954. 1925-No No Nanette-1930, 1940, 1952. 1925-Vagabond King-1930, 1956. 1925-Sunny-1930, 1940. 1926-Desert Song-1929, 1943, 1953. 1927-Rio Rita-1929. 1927-Hit The Deck-1936, 1954 1927-Good News-1947. 1927-Connecticut Yankee-1943. 1927-Showboat-1936, 1951. 1928-New Moon-1940. 1928-Hold Everything-1930. 1928-Whoopee-1930. 1929-Follow Thru-1930. 1929-Sweet Adeline-1935. 1929-Bitter Sweet-1941. If I missed any add to the list. Some are on Youtube or can purchased on line.
  9. Name just one film you could watch over forever and never tire and one film you've had it with for good. Mine are; Singing In The Rain and My Fair Lady.
  10. Cabaret

    The movie ends like the original stage play, but the recent revival goes a step further.Elements not brought out in the original give more bite. We see the emcee as a concentration camp prisoner wearing a striped pajamas with a pink triangle sewn to his breast Sally, the Frau and the grocer walk all about lost in a fog and we assume all met their fate in death as a result. They should remake Caberet with the revival's changes.
  11. Thanks for enlightening me folks. Now, forward and onward and awaaaay we gooooo.
  12. Having read all the responses that followed my opinion of BBT it shows how this show continues to run as long as it has with such a large loyal fan base. The theme of this topic was actors you couldn't get into and for me James Parsons et al is exactly that for me. Mind you not everyone is watching but I guess there are enough to keep it going fortunately for the creative staff involved and their pockets. I believe the humor one enjoys indicates the type of person one is. I found a lot of put down humor and degrading type of jokes in this show about people's appearances and abilities and tries to come off as sophisticated and witty . I think it's what we become as Americans I guess. Is it funny to hurt someone's feelings? This is my last about this topic. I don't begrudge you from enjoying yourself and continue to do so. We are lucky in America to have such choices. Perhaps I'm the one who should lighten up from being such a sour puss.
  13. Today's topic

    I believe Lillian Gish never married. I always wondered why since she was beautiful woman. In an interview she mentioned career and marriage don't go hand in hand. So maybe that was her thing.
  14. To Dargo and other BBT fans. I never quite got the humor of that show. It doesn't compare to Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfield for example which I liked where the characters/actors are more mature and I identify more. What ever it is after numerous attempts to watch BBT I still can't get it and leaves my face or :/ to those "actors".
  15. AMC'S Red Dot People

    Before any showing of a feature the trailers are introduced by those stupid red dot people at AMC cinemas. They have been running for two years now and I'm getting sick and tired of them. I liked the real people better. Anyone else?
  16. Happy Ever After?

    "CAROUSEL" Julie never marries again since Billy was the only man she ever loved. Her daughter goes off to New York after graduation to try a show business career but fails bitterly and returns home. She ends up marrying the eldest son of Enoch and Carrie Snow who becomes a doctor. Enoch and Carrie do become very rich on herring. Aunt Nettie is around to help with the grandchildren etc. until she dies. Jigger finally ends his days in prison. Julie's daughter gives birth to a boy, named Billy and he grows up to be just like his Grandpa.
  17. The whole cast of numbskulls on Big Bang Theory. How America kept them on tv for a decade is a mystery to me.
  18. I'd remake all the flop movie musicals with actors who can "really" sing and note all the negative criticisms and redo them right like Chorus Line, Man of La Mancha, A Little Night Music. Paint Your Wagon, and Mame.
  19. Lookalikes?

    Not a look alike but a sound alike. Recent Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelts I could swear that voice is HENRY FONDA's from the grave giving the commentary.
  20. Classic musicals online

    Be careful when you stream some movies. Some sites carry viruses and some trap you into purchasing dvds and soft ware you may not want. Just be careful.
  21. EASTER PARADE (1948)

    Easter Parade is always watched by me every Easter as I do Christmas Carol every Christmas. Fred Astaire is great throughout. Judy is wonderful but what was she thinking appearing without make up towards the end? Ann Miller as always thrills with her dance expertise. Why she didn't do more films perhaps she had a serious over bite that irked some producers. Peter Lawford had an air about him that edged some conceit.
  22. A new appreciation

    Michael Keaton.
  23. Actress Jayne Meadows has died

    I remember she was born in China. Her father a missionary and was able to speak fluent Mandarin Chinese.
  24. How can TCM improve..?

    Bring back the classic cartoon shorts. A 1945 Looney Toons before a 1945 feature would be nice now and then.

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