Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Movie musicals

AFI top 25 movie musicals:

1 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Kelly, Reynolds)
2 WEST SIDE STORY 1961 United Artists
3 WIZARD OF OZ, THE 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Garland)
4 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE 1965 Twentieth Century-Fox (Andrews)
5 CABARET 1972 Allied Artists (Minnelli, Grey)
6 MARY POPPINS 1964 Disney (Andrews, van Dyke)
7 STAR IS BORN, A 1954 Warner Bros. (Garland)
8 MY FAIR LADY 1964 Warner Bros. (Hepburn, Harrison)
9 AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN 1951 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Kelly, Caron)
10 MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS 1944 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Garland)
11 KING AND I, THE 1956 Twentieth Century-Fox (Brynner, Kerr)
12 CHICAGO 2002 Miramax (Zellweger, Zeta-Jones)
13 42ND STREET 1933 Warner Bros. (Baxter, Daniels)
14 ALL THAT JAZZ 1979 Twentieth Century-Fox, Columbia (Schneider)
15 TOP HAT 1935 RKO (Astaire, Rogers)
16 FUNNY GIRL 1968 Columbia (Streisand, Sharif)
17 BAND WAGON, THE 1953 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Astaire, Charisse)
18 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY 1942 Warner Bros. (Cagney)
19 ON THE TOWN 1949 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Kelly, Sinatra)
20 GREASE 1978 Paramount (Travlota, Newton-John)
21 SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS 1954 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Powell, Keel)
22 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 1991 Disney (cartoon)
23 GUYS AND DOLLS 1955 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Brando, Simmons)
24 SHOW BOAT 1936 Universal (Dunne)
25 MOULIN ROUGE! 2001 Twentieth Century Fox (Kidman, McGregor)

Marni Nixon must be proud! She is in numbers 2, 8 and 11. Judy Garland appeared in 3, 7 and 10. There's a bit too much Gene Kelly for me (1, 9, 19) and not enough Fred Astaire (15 and 17). Julie Andrews is in 4 and 6.  Howard Keel is in 24 and 21.  Ginger Rogers is in 15 and 13.

Chicago is a little high on the list for me. Rent is missing, as are Oklahoma, Carousel, Hello Dolly and South Pacific. Moulin Rouge? Give me a break.

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