100 Musicals (BFI Screen Guide)

As seen by DreCosby

You are viewing drecosby's version of this list. You can view your version too.

100 Musicals (BFI Screen Guide)'s icon

An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from Timec).

Favorited 64 times, disliked 1 time, added to 108 watchlists.

"From the coming of sound to the 1960s, the musical was central to Hollywood production. Exhibiting – often in spectacular fashion – the remarkable resources of the Hollywood studios, musicals came to epitomise the very idea of 'light entertainment'. Films like Top Hat and 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis and On the Town, Singin' in the Rain and Oklahoma!, West Side Story and The Sound of Music were hugely popular, yet were commonly regarded by cultural commentators as trivial and escapist. It was the 1970s before serious study of the Hollywood musical began to change critical attitudes and foster an interest in musical films produced in other cultures. Hollywood musicals have become less common, but the genre persists and both academic interest in and fond nostalgia for the musical shows no signs of abating.

100 Film Musicals provides a stimulating overview of the genre's development, its major themes and the critical debates it has provoked. While centred on the dominant Hollywood tradition, 100 Film Musicals includes films from countries that often tried to emulate the Hollywood style, like Britain and Germany, as well as from very different cultures like India, Egypt and Japan. Jim Hillier and Douglas Pye also discuss post-1960s films from many different sources which adapt and reflect on the conventions of the genre, including recent examples such as Moulin Rouge! and High School Musical, demonstrating that the genre is still very much alive."

Source

Remove ads
  1. 25 -

    Footloose

    1984, in 1 top list Check
  2. 31 -

    The Girl Can't Help It

    1956, in 6 top lists Check
  3. 38 -

    The Harder They Come

    1972, in 5 top lists Check
  4. 43 -

    Jailhouse Rock

    1957, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 45 -

    The Jazz Singer

    1927, in 6 top lists Check
  6. 50 -

    Love Me or Leave Me

    1955, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 59 -

    Nashville

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
  8. 61 -

    New York, New York

    1977, in 5 top lists Check
  9. 66 -

    One Hundred Men and a Girl

    1937, in 3 top lists Check
  10. 77 -

    Saturday Night Fever

    1977, in 13 top lists Check
Remove ads
Show all 100 movies

Last updated on Dec 30, 2011; source