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I'm not a purist, but if none of the actors are singing, I think it's stretching the definition. There are movies with memorable soundtracks sufficient to produce a best selling album (Saturday Night Fever, Dirty Dancing, Flashdance) and dancing is the emphasis, but no one is breaking into song. Then there are movies with memorable soundtracks but no dancing (I don't count boxing, balletic as it may be), like Rocky, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Man who Fell to Earth, but they lack singing and dancing.
Down with Love! Such a wonderful overlooked musical film. Thank you for reminding me of it. I now realize why La La Land felt familiar...It borrowed many elements of Down with Love.
GirlWomanGal replied to Charlie's Girl's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSA surprising oversight. Hair was a brilliant Broadway musical and an equally brilliant and original musical film adaptation directed by Milos Forman. It is one of the very few film adaptations that was equal to the play. It's especially surprising since Prof Ament seems particularly interested in the socio-political aspect of musical film.