I love music as well as movies so it is easy for me to like the musical theatre/films as the story and music come together. I think the first time that I knew this kind of art when I listened to the compilation album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s works. The CDs belong to my parents as my mother loves listening to this genre of music. That was the first time I knew The Phantom of the Opera which I still don’t have a chance to see them live on stage. However, I watched a film adapted in 2004, and I loved its soundtrack.
Another musical film that I love so much was Moulin Rouge directed by Baz Luhrmann (he is also my favorite director). I loved everything in this film especially the songs because every song provided the important part portraying characters’ feeling despite not-originally-composed songs for this film. The casts were also amazing in both acting and singing. There was a memorable quote from this film that I will never forget.
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
Your Song is also the song that I think of when I talk about this film.
Hairspray was another film that taught me of the fact, which the musical films aren’t necessary to be only tragedy as this one was so hilarious and its soundtrack were so moving and shaking. If Hairspray introduced the comedy perspective of this type of entertainment to me, Chicago would be the one that guided me to the sarcastic murderous musical film. Cell block tango is always my favorite scene from that movie. ‘Ah Ah, not guilty’
I think I need to mention Mamma Mia too even though I didn’t like the film as I’ve expected but the chance of listening all hit songs by Abba was worth watching the film. Moreover, Meryl Streep is absolutely awesome at every thing she does.
As you can see, I like musical films so I can’t deny my heart to fall in love with the musical series like Glee. In my opinion, the 1st season was the best. The 2nd one seemed to try too hard to be good as the 1st one. Nevertheless, the 3rd and 4th ones were back to be great but they couldn’t overcome the 1st one. Anyway, I think I can call myself Gleek as I’m still following this series. There are many performances that I loved from 4 seasons so far. It’s very difficult to pick one but I think I choose this one because it reminds me of Cory every time I listen to it.
I’ve seen those musical works via screen which I hoped that someday I would be able to see them on stage. Fortunately, I finally got a chance to see the musical theatre called Anything Goes when I was in New York in 2012. My friend and I decided to find performance we could afford, and it must be in the daytime not nighttime. So we agreed to watching Anything Goes, and it was the precious experience for me. It made me want to have more opportunities to see this kind of entertainment again and again.
New York | US | 2012
This post is my love for the musical arts and an entry for MMM-Challenge by Frizztext.