Will it be cliche-ish if I raved about The Sound of Music? I reckon it will. Right, I won't rave. Classics are classics. Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady are treasures at the top of my musical movie list. Other greats I like are Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Evita, Grease, Staying Alive.
The King and I is banned in Thailand. I must have seen a few clips when I was a kid, but I don't remember ever watching the movie in its entirety. If I'm going to watch it, it will have to be the one starred in by Debora Kerr and Yul Brynner. I love classics obviously but you already know that.
To me an awesome musical is one that is not just fun to listen to, but carries a moving message about the beauty of the human spirit and portrays the intricacies of our nature so well.
I'm featuring Annie today. A contributor at Epinions.com has this overview: "a musical that has been done many times ... 1982 version the best. Like a lot of great musicals out there about orphans, Annie is about Little Orphan Annie, who lives at an orphanage where the children are worked to the bone. The person running the place sees these kids as slaves to whatever she wants. Carol Burnett plays the role of Miss Hannigan, the owner of the orphanage, and along with Rooster Hannigan (Tim Curry) decide to take advantage of any way they can to make money. But this is a story about Annie, and how she believed "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow." Albert Finney plays Daddy Oliver Warbucks, who seems like the least likely person to ever want a child in his mansion, but he takes a liking to Annie, and the two end up hitting it off. Little do they know that the Hannigans want to profit off of this the entire time. The music is great, the story is fun with a great ending, and the acting is top notch. Combined, they all make Annie an awesome musical."
This is a video collage of Annie with Alicia Morton singing Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There'll be sun!
Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
'Til there's none!
When I'm stuck with a day that's gray, and lonely,
I just stick out my chin and grin, and say,
Oh... the sun'll come out tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on tïll tomorrow
Come what may
I love ya
You're only (it's "always" but I changed it to only)
A day away!
Don't you just love the optimism in the lyrics? I do, but I have already made that obvious too :-)
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