From Broadway to Hollywood: How Well Do You Know These Hit Movie Musicals?
The Greatest Showman reminded us all that movie musicals are not going away anytime soon. The silver screen needs films like Moulin Rouge, Mary Poppins, Rent, La La Land, and Singin in the Rain, which are among the best musical movies ever too. Without musical films like those, movie musicals would have died a horrible death at the movies.
Movie musicals give us the same song and dance from any Broadway musical but with a bigger budget. It allows the film adaptation more freedom to really take advantage of those epic musical numbers.
From the early days of Hollywood, where My Fair Lady, The Wizard of Oz, and Sound of Music were dominating the movie theaters, to more recent movie musicals like Moulin Rouge, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, and A Star is Born, how much do you remember about musicals?
Movie musicals are film adaptations of an original story or a Broadway classic musical. Musical films are put on the big screen to be able to reach a bigger audience, and also, to entertain the fans of some of Hollywood's most talented actors. Some have even gone on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Grease was a musical comedy that introduced us to the real John Travolta while Emma Stone made us all fall in love with Mia and Seb's love story from La La Land. Plus, the movie musical genre gave us Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Audrey Hepburn, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Liza Minnelli.
Even if you hate the dance numbers, songs, and music, or if you think a normal movie tells the story just as well, then you just have to open your mind up and give some of these musical films a chance.