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  1. Correction: Just bought and watched it so I have seen it.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    OK, here goes. I loved the storyline overall. I was so afraid it was going to be pure hokum or so artificial as to be unbelievable. For instance, Singin' in the Rain's meet-cute is entirely coincidental. If Gene hadn't run from his "adoring" fans at that moment and chosen that route to run away and landed in Debbie Reynolds' car then the rest wouldn't have happened. As it is he only was attracted/intrigued because she gave him as much sass as he gave smarm. (One of those "She doesn't want me?!? I'll show her!" deals.) I was afraid that's where SS was heading but was happy to be wrong. I didn't much care for all the troupe interplay and stuff. Tighten it to a "love triangle/4some" for tension instead of just how long it's going to take for everyone to come to their senses. The Abigail/Orville love story was fun the first time but definitely felt tossed in just to quickly (not neatly) resolve that scenario. Also Orville fetching Abigail wouldn't have stopped the show. Not sure what he thought that getting Abigail would accomplish. (He also didn't seem to know anything about his family's influence and friends and such. He could have contacted some of his suppliers in New York and had them help look for Abigail instead of "going all over New York". That was also a lousy shot at her, blaming his trying to find her as the reason his plan might not work.) I did LOVE the stage lights number and dialogue. It was much more organic and I could see it happening in real life. Lots of discussion of the various aspects of acting, the stage, makeup, the excitement, etc. SitR has Kathy stand on a ladder while Gene tells her about all the excitement and such. He turns the fans on to breeze her hair and the fans magically make no sound when he starts to sing. SS had sound in all the right places, ESPECIALLY that wounderful solo dance with the paper and the squeaky board. Wow was that awesome. I understand Moses Supposes wanting to show up the diction coach but a whole dance number just fell a little flat. I was perfectly on board with Make 'Em Laugh being a physical number.because Donald O'Connor was showing how far you had to go sometimes but the result made the effort worth it. The whole actors-on-a-farm thing was not needed. They only had 36 hours for crying out loud before the big barn dance/Historical Society meeting! Judy just expected them to know what was needed for each task and sort-of-laughed at them when they did it wrong. They were doing you a favor by agreeing to your terms (added after the original request which is unfair). Be considerate or they might walk out too. Hers wasn't the only barn in New England. I guess the time frame is what does me in overall on repeat viewings. We went from her being flat broke to the stage folk being completely part of the farm at the time of the dance and the dance was only the next evening from the movie's opening! Everybody took to everything too quickly, on both sides of the divide. Judy really should have given the actors the condition of helping on the farm before offering to let them stay. Gene should have talked to his actors first instead of agreeing. I am glad they addressed that a little with Judy dressing him down for browbeating Abigail. I have more but we've moved on. I did buy this instead of renting it and will definitely watch it again. It's also a fun one to listen to while cleaning at home or listening at work. It's a great pick and I am grateful to Cam Bert for the introduction.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    I've been meaning to post general likes and dislikes. I'd better get on that before Summer Stock gets put into winter storage.
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  5. I have vague enough memories of this as to practically say I have never seen it.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    Summer Stock Barn Dance Easter Parade Top Hat (w/Ginger Rogers)
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    I go for option 3: Kelly and anybody. Kelly was good with Donald O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain and with two other guys in On the Town. It's Kelly that makes the magic.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    I apologize that I just read this article but it was fascinating. I had to highlight these two comments: "So it’s Henry Ford’s fault that I had to hold hands with girls in gym class!" The response: "Henry Ford was in the pockets of Big Cootie." Love it!
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    Sommerløjer, had me a blast Sommerløjer, happened so fast I met a girl crazy for me I met a boy cute as can be
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    I think Midsommar would have been improved by ending after the first big shock.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    I agree with this. I can't speak to the Sgt. Bilko show but I love him in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Licking his lips when hearing the money story is perfect. The beginning of this clip is what I'm talking about.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    You might be one of the few who would enjoy the hell out of Xanadu.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    It's funny you say that because at the beginning I thought they were going for all-out sexy when they showed her showering then getting dressed aftewards. She pulls this fancy piece of lingerie off the bed (I thought it was a slip) and goes behind the curtain. Then she pulls up the straps of a white garment and overalls. Deliberately de-sexying her.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    The show title is Fall in Love. I like to think the farm number came in after Gene fell in love with Judy because he said there better not be any hokum in his show. Yet there the song is. Hopefully it's meant to show that living on a farm became magical after falling in love with a farmer. Not sure how Get Happy fits in the Fall in Love "theme".
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    I didn't watch Summer Stock. I watched Het Glukkig Dal.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Summer Stock

    Judy with Liza on the set
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Preview (CamBert's Pick)

    Another one, Christmas from a different point of view.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Preview (CamBert's Pick)

    If we've headed to instrumentals maybe we can veer to spoken word for a moment. A nice Christmas story from Geoffrey Lewis (The Lawnmower Man) and Celestial Navigations.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Preview (CamBert's Pick)

    I watched the movie yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm glad I bought instead of renting it. Will definitely watch it again.
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Preview (CamBert's Pick)

    What do you mean by this being "new"?
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Preview (CamBert's Pick)

    I am looking forward to this. I've never seen it. It has Phil Silvers and Marjorie Mann in it. How can it miss?
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    Musical Mondays Week 81 Preview (CamBert's Pick)

    (Not sure my previous attempt posted.) Obligatory
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    Musical Mondays Week 80 The Greatest Showman

    As others have said the soundtrack outlasts the movie (except for the piano duet -- that works wonderfully for me on the screen and not so much on the soundtrack). It also seems a little strange that Zac would be a rope master during his duet with Zendaya. It would have worked for me more if he had taken a "leap of faith" and let her hold him to show his love for her instead of him matching her in some spots. My other big part is Charity's role over all. Her character was great as a kid and on the rooftop where he gives his daughter the projector. She was good during the hammering song and when she shows that she bought the 3 tickets. After that she kind of disappears. It would have been good to see a slow burn on her part where he succeeds more and more and they show her increasing loneliness before she leaves him. Then she takes him back at first chance? I admit the entire movie charmed the socks off me the first time, to the point I saw it several more times in the theater. However watching it since points up the holes more. (Granted most movies do that and I try not to binge-watch TV shows for the same reason.) This was a great pick and I appreciate the chance to revisit it.
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    Musical Mondays Week 80 The Greatest Showman

    I agree completely having a singing actress would have been much better. For me the greater "sin" is having such a bad song as her "debut". This is a woman who sold out La Scala singing a song that just repeats over and over? This shows her great range and talent? For me, hardly. Not to mention the "affair" took away completely from the story for me. As others mentioned, it's a case of making a hero the villain. There was no affair. Jenny famously donated most or all of her earnings to charities. She married the man who was her accompanist on the tour.
  25. Speaking of New York, a lot of it was filmed at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn.
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