Classic Movie Musicals
December 13, 2003 5:48 PM   Subscribe

Classic Movie Musicals.
posted by hama7 (9 comments total)
Nice resource...chock-full of musical goodness!

My favorite musical: it's a tie between "On The Town," "Singing In The Rain," and "Guys and Dolls."
posted by davidmsc at 6:43 PM on December 13, 2003

Awesome find hama7, a real jewel! You are truly an expert at unearthing some of the coolest sites on the Web - thanks for sharing.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:48 PM on December 13, 2003

Nah, any site that lists Amadeus as a musical and leaves out South Park:Bigger, Longer, and Uncut doesn't cut it in my book.
posted by AstroGuy at 9:59 PM on December 13, 2003

Missing a few.

"Pennies From Heaven" (1981) was unfairly savaged at the boxoffice, by fans who were expecting Steve Martin to keep making "Jerk" movies. It was a gem of a movie that wasn't even available in any format until very recently. Still can't get it in DVD, and they're now just offering it in VHS.

Pursuant to
Miguel's recent Jacques Brel thread
, I note that they are FINALLY going to be offering "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" (1975) on DVD. It had hitherto been unavailable in any form (same for the soundtrack).

And where's "The First Nudie Musical" (1976)???
posted by RavinDave at 12:47 AM on December 14, 2003

[this is good]
posted by plep at 1:11 AM on December 14, 2003

Brilliant find, hama7 but never has a post left me so depressed. Twenty years ago João Bénard da Costa, the director of the Portuguese Cinemateca, and I spent six years and four large, thick volumes compiling a full filmography of the American Musical. My single-handed contribution was the last volume (scroll down to #8 in this bibliography of mine) where I listed and commented on every song written by every composer for every one of the 2,000 key musicals. This I did by hand, with the help of my mother and a team of two friends and one indexer, on file cards. And then typed out.

It was the hardest drudge of my life. And now - presto - it's all here for free, at a click of the mouse.

I hate hate hate the Internet! ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:25 AM on December 14, 2003

It's also missing Oh, What a Lovely War, which I saw in college and would like to see again.
posted by JanetLand at 8:22 AM on December 14, 2003

I hate hate hate the Internet! ;)

I know what you mean. It really does seem unfairly easy, doesn't it? And it just keeps getting worse.
posted by hama7 at 9:27 AM on December 14, 2003

Faboo! Thanks, hama7!
posted by Asparagirl at 3:55 PM on December 14, 2003

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