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Sat, Jul. 24th, 2004 12:55 am
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So after the disappointment of not being able to do an Angel S2 marathon, I decided to watch snippets of my favorite musicals instead. There's nothing like having snazzy music and people dancing to pep one up.

Happy snippets are:
- Chicago, "All That Jazz" (so. cool.)
- Chicago, "He Had It Coming" (my absolute favorite number that never fails to pick me up. It's the beat. And the tango. And the choreography.)
- Chicago, "Both Reached for the Gun" (puppets!!)
- Chicago, "He Had It Coming" (again, because I love it. The boy finds my adoration of the song rather disturbing, given the subject matter)
- Singin' in the Rain, "Moses Supposes" (I love the long takes in Singin' in the Rain. They never fail to amaze me. Plus, it's the weirdest song ever. "Aaaaaaaaaaaa!")
- Singin' in the Rain, "Singin' in the Rain" (the kicking around water in the puddle bit!)
- Singin' in the Rain, "Make 'Em Laugh" (I love Donald O'Connor. Besides, funniest sequence ever, plus amazingly long takes)
- Strictly Ballroom, the bit when they talk about the history of Doug Hastings (It's the surrealness! And the fun music)
- Strictly Ballroom, the last dancing scene (Red dress!! Tango/flamenco/latin dancing! Red dress!)
- Moulin Rouge, "The Pitch" (sheer over the top insanity with funny sound effects)
- Moulin Rouge, "Roxanne" (more tango! And absurdly short cuts that make the cinematography and editing into a kind of dance in itself. Plus, awesome beat and cutting and yeah)
- Once More, With Feeling, "I'll Never Tell" (Peppy and retro)
- OMWF, "Going through the Motions" (cool montageness, also, the disc wouldn't let me cut straight to "Life's a Show")
- OMWF, "Life's a Show" (my absolute favorite number in this. I want Buffy's outfit)
- OMWF, "Where Do We Go From Here?" (just because I love the "hand in hand" choreography, literal as it is)
- Nightmare Before Christmas, "This Is Halloween" (ok, actually the entire musical and the claymation make me gleefully happy. The macabre-ness doesn't hurt either)
- Nightmare Before Christmas, "Kidnap the Sandy-Claws" (how can you not love a song with the lyrics "Kidnap the Sandy-Claws, beat him with a stick, lock him up for ninety years, see what makes him tick" sung at a high pitch with maniacal glee? It's rather disturbing how purely happy this song makes me)
- Lilo and Stitch, opening credits (Hawaiian music and bright fish and hula dancing. Yeah ^_^)

I seem to have a leaning toward more... unconventional musicals.

There's just something innately satisfying about watching people and images move to a beat.

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Sat, Jul. 24th, 2004 04:17 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mrissa.livejournal.com
I've been going around singing the Evita number about "as democracy dies," (which may be the title; I don't know). Approximately as conventional. But now I'll probably have "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" in my head instead. Thanks...I think.

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Sat, Jul. 24th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
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I haven't seen Chicago, but I loved Nightmare Before Christmas and Singing in the Rain. And I love the Lilo and Stitch opening as well, though I don't remember there actually being singing throughout the movie. It wasn't a Disney musical the way the older movies were, right?

There's just something innately satisfying about watching people and images move to a beat.

I agree! Which is why I feel no embarrassment in saying I keep watching my Riverdance tape over and over again. (Not the Michael Flaherty version, this is the later one with Colin Something. 'Tis very good! Or, at least, I like it!)

My high school used to put on productions all the time. *sigh* Sometimes I really do miss high school...

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Sat, Jul. 24th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
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I *really, really* love, and I know some people hate it, The Return of Captain Invincible. For some reason your post set my head off going

Stay loose, hold tight, you never never did right...

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