It’s a new year for Wandering Through the Shelves’s Thursday Movie Picks Meme! I’ve missed a few of them, but I will try to catch up! This week’s theme is musicals. I have a love-hate relationship with musicals. When there’s too much singing and dancing involved, I tune it out or skip the movie completely, hence it led me to skip some of the finest musical-related movies. Due to my limited knowledge on the genre, my picks would be common, but here are my favorite musicals:
The musical numbers! I don’t think I have been enhanced more from the musical production rather than the story itself. These production numbers breathe life into the movie, and if the stage production of Chicago was as amazing (or even brings the movie into new heights), I would definitely try to catch it. Unfortunately, there was a production that toured here, and I wasn’t able to catch its run due to holiday-related and geographically-related reasons.
A recent musical as of last year, God Help the Girl marks the directorial debut of Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian fame. It's a charming movie composed of different production numbers that flow constantly, with its formatting akin to a music video.
My mom kept the soundtrack of Mamma Mia in her car when she passed the car down to me, and it become one of my few music sources for a few months. I wasn't a big fan of the movie, but some parts were entertaining.