Okay, so I love musicals. It is pretty geeky and old fashioned of me...I just appreciate the concept of people bursting into song and dance in everyday situations.
We covered one of the best modern musicals earlier this week, Everyone Says I Love You. Here are some other favorites:
1. An American in Paris - The quintessential musical. Amazing music with an artsy edge. Leslie Caron is super darling. Gene Kelly is killer as a beatnik painter. Here's one favorite scene.
2. Guys and Dolls - Another musical with a bit of an edge, this time dealing with mobsters. I love the opening scene.
3. On the Town - There's no edge to this one...it's pure sweet sap! Here's a clip.
4. Top Hat - Most Fred and Ginger movies are pretty identical. Lots of elegant sets, a meet cute and plenty of dancing. Swing Time is another favorite. Here's a clip.
5. White Christmas - Bing and Rosemary are supposed to be the stars, but I like Danny and Vera the best. Pure Christmas cheese.
6. Meet me in St. Louis - Easily one of my all time favorites. Judy Garland is incredible and I love the story. Watch out...you'll cry. You might recognize this song.
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - The plot of this one is more than bizarre. But the music is good. Howard Keel's baritone voice is incredible.
8. Singin' in the Rain - There's a reason why this film is so famous. It's a lot funnier that you'd expect. And then there's Gene Kelly again.
9. South Pacific - I actually like the Carnegie Hall version with Reba better than the movie. Rob heard the CD way too many times and it has recently mysteriously disappeared from the car.
10. The Philadelphia Story - This one isn't really a musical...but there is some singing involved. It's one of my absolute favorite Katherine Hepburn films. Here's one musical interlude. High Society is the same plot, but in color with Grace Kelley and Bing Crosby.
Did I skip your favorite?