Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Movie Musicals

This isn’t a new topic here at P-Mag, but with Carrie Underwood smiling at me from many posters, billboards, and television ads, I can’t help but have The Sound of Music on my mind. (Oh my god Carrie, we GET it.)

Poster for the Carrie Underwood Sound of Music on NBC
Image via zap2it.com

Movie musicals have been a huge part of Hollywood. They’ve also been pretty hit or miss.

How do you like your musicals (if you like them at all)?  Do you seek out the concert recordings on Netflix, like I have with Into the Woods about five or six times since they added it? As a child, have you worn out a VHS of West Side Story? Are you excited about this live broadcast, if you can get over the fact that Carrie Underwood is no Julie Andrews? Do you remember that Daniel Day Lewis was in Nine just a few years ago? Tell us about your favorites!

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Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.

9 thoughts on “Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Movie Musicals”

  1. I am not a fan of movie musicals, generally speaking. Something about the absurdity of people breaking out in song and dance during a narrative puts me off for some reason. But, Grease was my happy place for a while in high school, so I still have a sentimental love for it. And, like many others my age, I grew up on The Wizard of Oz, so I can sit through that one pretty easily.

    As much as I don’t like musicals, I tend to really adore the songs from musicals and have quite a few on my hard drive. Many, many Disney films, Wicked, The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Singin’ in the Rain, and the list goes on. I guess I love the music more than the movies!

    1. Okay true story, Newsies gives me massive second-hand embarrassment and I can’t watch it. I don’t know why. Maybe because I associate Christian Bale with rage filled method actor so seeing him young and happy is like too much cognitive dissonance.

      Once always makes me cry and Cinderella certainly was not on my dvr for several months last year as I watched it over and over.

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