Mary Poppins, Grease, Moulin Rouge! … The best musical comedies in the cinema

Cinema 25 January, 2017

Today is released in La La Land, the new nugget of Damien Chazelle that pays tribute to the golden age of musicals. The perfect opportunity therefore, for the editing of melty, to return on these last.
Who has never dreamed of stuffing his room with a clapping of his fingers, of having a handbag that never ends inside, of tap dancing in the rain, or of singing and dancing A whole subway car or the square of a city in chorus, as in a musical? After seeing one, one can not help but dream of being in, so much the atmosphere is joyous, and so they make us the light heart. With their touching love stories, their hopeful messages, their heady songs and their catchy dances, they make us a little escape from reality, and that’s why we love them so much. La La Land, you can discover our criticism is to it, but first there were plenty of others. What if it was just an opportunity to plunge into it? For you, melty has listed (not exhaustively, of course) the five best musicals we have been given to see the movies.
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Not everyone is a fan of Baz Luhrmann, but the director has talent when it comes to being exuberant. And what better than the Paris of the Belle Époque and especially its mythical cabaret to illustrate it? With Moulin Rouge! , We are spoiled. Paris is sublimated and Nicole Kidman is absolutely sublime in mutine Satine. All to the sound of Queen songs, Madonna, Elton John, Nirvana and David Bowie, which harmonize perfectly with the scenery 1900 But what we also like and especially in Moulin Rouge! Is his love story, gorgeous, although tragic , between a penniless poet, Christian, played by the talented Satine and Ewan McGregor, star of the prestigious Parisian cabaret. Of those that make you shed a little tear.
We revert on moral rather outdated in history: “If a guy does not like you, completely changes your way of being” . Despite this, Grease is still a staple of the musical. The guilty pleasure, we look really just to gloat at the end stage, when Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) becomes a bad girl, swapping its blue flowers dresses for a leather jacket, satin combination ultra-slinky black and bright red shoes . An entrance we girls, probably all dream of doing – it is for that reason that during the costumed evenings, there is always one disguised in this way. Accompanied by the song “You’re the One That I want” is even better.
Let’s sing in the rain
“I’m singin ‘in the rain, Just singin’ in the rain. What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again! ” On its own, the scene in which Gene Kelly dancing in the rain falls in the pantheon of Hollywood musicals . But the rest of the film by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly is no less mythical. Between the tap and the perfectly executed acrobatics, catchy songs, the beautiful romance of Don Lockwood and Lina Lemont, colorful costumes or the humor and joy of life emanating, Singing in the Rain is the kind of movie that One never tires of watching. Moreover, La La Land is in much inspiration! All the more reason to see him again without further delay.
Mary Poppins
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! We do not see too many other terms to describe the musical that has lulled our childhood at all. The good mood and the wonderful world of Mary Poppins still resonate in us today. And if the film has a little bit aged in terms of special effects – and even worse – the music numbers remain dazzling. The dance of chimney sweeps in the song of the bank, through the touching “Feeding the p ‘tits birds” and of course the impossible “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” , we never tire of this enchanting hymn to childhood . We look forward also to be in 2018 to delve into his new adventures, with Emily Blunt in the lead role !
A stormy night, Janet’s car and Brad, a stuck couple who just got engaged, breaks down. Obliged to take refuge in a mysterious castle, they meet their occupants at least bizarre, who engage in strange experiences. And yet, the adjectives “bizarre” and “weird” are not strong enough to describe The Rocky Horror Picture Show . Real UFO film is completely delusional, causing, wish to kitsch, in short, completely blocked! A sort of parodic tribute to science fiction, horror and B-series films, the whole, carried by an equally crazy BO. First criticized on its release in 1975, it has since become cult. Even today, the film is still broadcast in many capitals of the world. If you have not seen it yet, it’s time for you “to give an absolute pleasure” , as Frank puts it. And you, what musical do you prefer