50 feature films, no more, no less, in order of preference
PM your selections to me, domino harvey
To qualify for the Musicals List Project, the title in question must be a feature-length narrative film. For all other qualms, go the "Vote For It" route-- if someone else votes for it, then yep, it's a musical! This does not mean, however, that votes for things like Merrie Melodies shorts, music videos, or Stop Making Sense will be counted, even if more than one of you can't read directions. Only feature-length titles will be counted. If you think that's horribly unfair, well, welcome to the Internet. If you simply must contest or argue against this rule, please at least read the four pages of debate first.
TV series are ineligible. TV movies and miniseries (using the American definition) are.
domino harvey wrote:I feel like we need to embrace the spirit of the list more with the next round. To give a personal example, when teaching musicals last year, I finished the unit with Billy Wilder's Irma La Douce, which of course is a Broadway musical adaptation with all the music numbers excised. We examined how it remained a musical in all ways, stylistically, narratively, &c but one, and it to my eyes is a musical. But at the same time, I can't in good conscience make the argument here that it's a musical and should be eligible, regardless of my personal affinity for the film. Yeah, you could try to shoehorn in Mulholland Dr or something because there's a singing scene, but why are you? That seems to be almost willfully missing the point of a musical list. I still more or less abide by the Vote For It rule, but I wonder if we can't all just agree to take a few personal hits from our contestable favorites at the service of a more stable list-making and discussion process?
Past Forum Discussion
the Alternate Oscars
the American Film Musical (<-- version 1.0 of this List Project)
An American in Paris / Gigi
Astaire and Rogers
Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson
the Band Wagon
the Broadway Melody of...
Busby Berkeley Collections
Classic Musicals Collection
Classic Musicals From the Dream Factory
Elvis: the Hollywood Collection
Flower Drum Song
the Gang's All Here
the Harvey Girls
Meet Me in St Louis
Musicals of the 70s, 80s, and 90s
the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals
Singin' in the Rain
the Ziegfeld Cycle
the American Film Musical Rick Altman
the Hollywood Musical Jane Feuer
100 Film Musicals (BFI Screen Guide) Jim Hillier and Doug Pye
the Sound of Musicals (BFI) Steve Cohan, ed.
(More to come...)
Reefer Madness: the Movie Musical (Andy Fickman 2005) R1 DVD Showtime / RB German Blu-ray (domino harvey)
Two Weeks With Love (Roy Rowland 1950) R1 DVD Warners (Matt)
Additional sources provided by: antnield, swo17
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