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The 10 best Hollywoodmusicals of all time

Damien Chazelle brings with La La Land, a nostalgic tribute to the Hollywoodmusical. These are the ten best of all time.

Singin’ in the Rain © GF

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42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon, 1933)

The complete forgotten Bacon directed, but the innovative choreography of Busby Berkeley that the 42nd Street a classic. The man, his feeling for rhythm and gave thanks to his past as a drill instructor methodically had five thousand dancers audition to participate, chose the best and put them promptly on a strict diet. The result is a stunning series of dances that the then waning interest in musicals again did flare up.

Most beautiful song: You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me

Shall We Dance (Mark Sandrich, 1937)

Some people want to before they die absolutely Rome or Paris have seen, but actually there is nothing that the series of unsurpassed musicals that Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers between 1933 and 1939, together made. Astaire stood out to from head to toe in the picture to be and when you see what he with the head, toes and everything in-between, know to perform on the songs of George and Ira Gershwin you immediately understand why.

Most beautiful song: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)

The American filmmagazine Premiere charged ever this film adaptation of the classic American fairy tale by L. Frank Baum to the twenty most overestimated films of all time (alongside 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick and The Red Shoes from Powell & Pressburger). A year later, the leaf is bankrupt. Some things are very simple: who doesn’t like The Wizard of Oz, does not of cinema.

Most beautiful song: Over the Rainbow

Cabin in the Sky (Vincente Minnelli, 1943)

Before Vincente Minnelli musicalgeschiedenis wrote Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), The Pirate (1948), An American in Paris (1951), The Band Wagon (1953) and Gigi (1958) he made this all-black musical about a man who because of his gambling debts killed, but of God six-month delay to his place in heaven to earn it. Jazzlegendes Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to do also with impressive cameos of their musical coin in the bag.

Most beautiful song: Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe

Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)

Judy Garland was barely 21 when they Meet Me in St. Louis turned and gave a relationship with the much older director Minnelli. That relationship, she kept a daughter – Liza Minnelli – and knoert of a liquor and drug addiction. It is not evident in this nostalgic story about a year in the life of a family, probably the most beautiful musical ever. Who dry, can keep the heart-rending christmas song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is not of human material.

Most beautiful song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)

That Hollywoodmusicals about Hollywood sometimes can be successful, knew Damien Chazelle, of course, all of this classic has been around since the year and day first music film pops up in filmpolls worldwide. Gene Kelly shows in every scene what a dancing male body is all power, but he remained to the end of his life, insisting that he would prefer baseballspeler had become and just had to start dancing to get girls to decorate.

Most beautiful song: Singin’ in the Rain

West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961)

‘When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way’ and ‘I like to be in America: everyone thinks immediately of the songs of Bernstein and Shakespeare’s pair of star-cross’d lovers when it comes to West Side Story, but the colorful modernism and the dazzling mise-en-scene of Robert Wise who is this story about rival gangs in New York were a lot different from the other musicals from the swinging sixties.

Most beautiful song America

Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964)

Parents that their children at least once a year to this Disney musical, let see, should urgently be reported to the Gezinsbond. The House of the Mouse was for years the reference for animated musicals when it was in 1964 with her umbrella from the sky descending, Julie Andrews proved that the Disney magic is also excellent to liveaction translated.

Most beautiful song: A Spoonful of Sugar

The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965)

In every family there are a few people who, upon hearing the first notes of The Sound of Music, loud screaming under the status crawl, but haters gonna hate and this adaptation of the Broadwaymusical about the singing Von Trapp family, remains one of the most powerful examples from the genre. Such as composer Richard Rodgers in his autobiography, said: “those Who love a bit of sentiment, it is sadly us.’

Most beautiful song: Do-Re-Mi

Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)

The daughter of Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland to ever use musicals was going to do was written in the stars. But that Liza Minnelli would do that with so many sexy cynicism as in Bob Fosse’s dark but masterly musical look at the Berlin of the thirties nobody could predict. The thin line between neutrality and collaboration was never so ambiguous entertaining.

Most beautiful song: Money, Money

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