You might have heard about a not-so-little movie called Nine, now out in theaters from the makers of Chicago. Based on the Tony-award-winning musical, the film's a lavish reworking of a certain Italian director's classic, and features an all-star cast including Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, and the Black Eyed Peas' own Fergie. Check out the HD trailer here, and find tix here.
Plus, if you're in New York and jonesing to see a real live Broadway musical, the studio behind Nine, the Weinstein Company, and the company Playbill, have graciously offered Fandango this here blog giveaway...we'll be giving away two pairs (or 4 tix altogether) to see a Broadway show of your choosing (depending on availability, but most Broadway shows are available).
To be entered into the giveaway, all you need to do is add one comment (one comment only) to this blog post answering the following - what is your all-time favorite movie musical and why? Enter in your comment before 6pm PST, January 15th, and then we'll randomly select the winners and pass their info. on to the studio...after which, you lucky winners will be contacted with the prize information. Good luck, and enjoy your musicals!
I think my favorite musical movie is Rent. I have never seen it live- but it was (is) incredible! And I loved that they used so much of the original cast!
I've seen a lot of musicals in LA, London, NY and chicago and few other spots. But nothing can top DREAMGIRLS in musicality, costume changes, original score and in creative adoptation of an era and the incredible characters that developed from the 1960's. I've seen the play 3 times and would see it again if possible.
I think I love all movie musicals, Rent, Chicago, Hairspray - They're all GREAT!
But, My all time favorite, is, Moulin Rouge! The story is wonderful, the songs are amazing, the costumes, and just about everything!
Not overly original, but my favorite musical made movie is The Phantom of the Opera. Though I love many other movie musicals (Rent, Mama Mia, and others). This is the only one I have seen both a great stage version and the movie version. I was amazed by both and love each for their own reasons.
I'm a fan of Rent, love the modern-ness of it and fabulous music.
Second choice would have to be Les Miserable. Brilliant staging and music
My all-time favorite is Footlight Parade from 1933. James Cagney and Ruby Keeler singing and dancing along with Busby Berkeley productions can't be beat!
I promise I'm not sucking up, but Nine is the best movie musical I've ever seen.
My favorite movie musical is Nine. I loved Chicago and Hairspray, but then out came Nine and I changed my mind. I'm in love iwith it. The glitz and glam combined with the overall conflicting story line kept my eyes glued to the screen and totally obsessed!
I am absolutely in love with Chicago both onstage and on the screen. The music, the story, and the filming are all fantastic. Love it!
Chicago was amazing! The songs were so catchy and I just wanted to get up and dance right along with the characters.
I have to say that my favorite movie musical is Chicago. I found the storyline quite interesting. Plus, the whole look of it is VERY sexy and the choreography was great as well.
Chicago def omg that movie was amazing anythign that rob marshall does is breathtaking and amazing at the same time. the danceing and sing and the allstar cast omg i loved it. when i was in high scholl thats alll everyone talked that movie omg it was great. great costumes and stuff teh songs were sexual and naughty and catherina and renee were awsome i can watch that over and over again and not get tired of it
It used to be Xanadu for years but after seeing Moulin Rouge I had to change my mind. The music was so well composed and it was Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman at their very best in their carrers. The show show was so great that it forced them to be their best.
Beauty and the beast because it shows no matter how different someone is, everyone needs to be loved and deserves that special person in their life. The music and story not only appeals to children, but also adults. On broadway the theme remains the same and was amazingly told in a new light. Beauty and the beast is a timeless musical for all ages!
My favorite movie musical of all time...that's a tuff choice. I fell in love with "The Wizard of Oz" at the age of 2, but more recently have loved, loved, loved, "Moulin Rouge" & "Chicago". Of course, there's always the old standbys as well, "Camelot", "Oklahoma" & "Brigadoon". But, I think the movie musical that just makes me happy & actually smile wide whenever I watch it is "Hairspray"! It's upbeat & fun with a truly deep message behind it.
Unfortunately I live in the Czech Republic, and unfortunately NINE only comes out here on the cinema circuit in March. MARCH! Can you believe it??? So I regret that I cannot say the NINE is my all time favorite as I simply haven't had physical means of seeing it yet. I am however looking forward to it very much! I have to say that my favorite thus far has to be a tie between Evita and Moulin Rouge. Both so different, yet both so mindblowingly amazing. The music, the art direction, the costumes, the cinematography, and the editing - Quite impressive! My second place belongs to Chicago. Stuinng, intelligent, classic, and beyond entertaining! Hopefully, come March, I will be able to add NINE to my list to all time favorites! LaItalia4ever!
For me, it's definitely Rent. I first heard Seasons of Love and fell in love with the song then decided I needed to see the movie. I bought the movie and have seen it now more times than I can even begin to count. Last year, I finally got to see the show in Philly with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal.. best day EVER! :)
Chicago. Hands Down. The music. The cast. All of it. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Love me some Rob Marshall.
Moulin Rouge would be my movie musical of choice. "Come What May" was so powerful and it had two of my favorite actors starring in it: Nicole Kidman and Obi-Wan Kenobi...I mean Ewan McGregor. Great movie.
Definitely CHICAGO, although NINE follows closely behind. Rob Marshall knows how to put on a spectacle. The songs, the razzle dazzle, the glamour. This is all what I love!
my favorite musical is les miserables for its souring music and heart-wrenching story. closely followed by miss saigon.
State Fair. I know it's an old one, but it's classic Rodgers & Hammerstein, who I love! ..And Vivian Blaine is just stunning.
My favorite musical is The Phantom of The Opera. I have seen it once in NYC when Hugh Panaro did an awesome job as the Phantom. And I have seen the movie version, both are great, but I like the stage version a lot better than the movie. It's a magical experience seeing it on stage, how they accomplish putting together all the sets on stage and make everything work, especially for the main song, phantom of the opera. wow. And of course the amazing songs that take you through a story of passion, the love triangle and you can feel the phantom's loneliness and love for Christine and music. Just brilliant and truly a moving story brought to life through great songs!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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