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Old 29-05-2013, 19:49
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I was meant to do this thread a little while ago but i forgot

After the acclaim and eventual oscar win for Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables, it got me thinking about other fantastic musical performances in films

I am a huge of musicals and would love to hear people's opinions

Does anyone have any?

Here are mine

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Eddie Redmayne - Les Miserables.
Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl & Yentl
Judy Garland - The Wizard Of Oz & A Star Is Born
Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones - Chicago
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
Bjork - Dancer in the dark
Madonna - Evita
Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen prefer blondes
Bette Midler - Gypsy
Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge
Tom Cruise - Rock of ages
Julie Andrews - The sound of music and Victor/Victoria
Treat Williams - Hair
Tim Curry - The Rock Horror Picture Show
Ellen Greene - The Little Shop Of Horrors
Lucille Ball & Beatrice Arthur - Mame
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Old 29-05-2013, 20:56
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Aileen Quinn in "Annie"

I don't care what the Razzie Awards said, she was awesome in that movie.
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Old 29-05-2013, 21:11
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Jean Hagan in 'Singin' In The Rain'. I love the whole move, but she is brilliant.
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Old 29-05-2013, 21:12
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Catherine Zeta Jones - All That Jazz

Its my guilty pleasure.
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Old 29-05-2013, 22:05
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Anne Hathaway in Les Mis. BEST.
Judy Garland - Wizard of Oz
Julie Andrews - The Sound of Music
Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
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Old 29-05-2013, 22:27
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Sarah Brightman in Repo! The Genetic Opera
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Old 29-05-2013, 22:46
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Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks - Les Miserables
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellweger and Queen Latifah - Chicago
Barbra Streisand - Funny Girl
Liza Minelli - Cabaret
Julie Andrews - The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins
Rita Moreno - West Side Story
Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia (guilty pleasure movie )
John Travolta and Olivia Newton John - Grease (another guilty pleasure!)
Idina Menzel and Anthony Rapp - Rent
Queen Latifah - Hairspray
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Old 30-05-2013, 01:56
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Bjork - Dancer in the dark
Julie Andrews - The sound of music and Victor/Victoria
Tim Curry - The Rock Horror Picture Show
Ellen Greene - The Little Shop Of Horrors
Lucille Ball & Beatrice Arthur - Mame
These. Plus:
Jean Hagan - Singin' In The Rain (absolute scene-stealer)
Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
Jessica Harper - Shock Treatment/Phantom of The Paradise
Dorothy Dandridge - Carmen Jones
Topol - Fiddler On The Roof
Brynner & Kerr - King & I
Keel & Grayson - Kiss Me Kate (probably best comic duo)
Rosalind Russell - Gypsy (just has the edge over Midler )
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Old 30-05-2013, 11:20
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As much as i love Ms Streep, i found her singing atrocious in Mamma Mia. None of the cast were good at singing, apart from Amanda Seyfried.

And yes, Jean Hagan is incredible in Singin in the rain. I can't believe i forgot that.
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Old 30-05-2013, 12:37
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As much as i love Ms Streep, i found her singing atrocious in Mamma Mia. None of the cast were good at singing, apart from Amanda Seyfried.
Big Meryl/Walters/Baranski fan, but MM is just embarrassing (even for die-hard Abba fans ). Atrocious is a good word for the entire enterprise. Doesn't even have 'camp' to save it. Postcards From The Edge is a much better Meryl musical performance. And what a cast!

Roll on Into The Woods (2014?) - Meryl as the Witch. A proper musical to get her teeth into.
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Old 30-05-2013, 13:11
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Topol and Norma Crane - Do you Love me (Fiddler on the Roof)
Jodie Foster - My Name is Tallullah (Bugsy Malone)
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Old 30-05-2013, 13:35
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Oliver Reed in Tommy
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Old 30-05-2013, 13:56
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Always loved Stockard Channing in Grease and mainly her performance of there are worse things I could do
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Old 30-05-2013, 14:47
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Big Meryl/Walters/Baranski fan, but MM is just embarrassing (even for die-hard Abba fans ). Atrocious is a good word for the entire enterprise. Doesn't even have 'camp' to save it. Postcards From The Edge is a much better Meryl musical performance. And what a cast!

Roll on Into The Woods (2014?) - Meryl as the Witch. A proper musical to get her teeth into.
Haven't heard of that. Shall keep an eye out for it
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Old 30-05-2013, 14:49
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Always loved Stockard Channing in Grease and mainly her performance of there are worse things I could do
Yeah she is the best thing about Grease. I do like Grease but for me Travolta and Newton-John were not the best thing about it. I think any actors could of played those roles, where as Channing played Rizzo how she wanted to.
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Old 31-05-2013, 00:43
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Always loved Stockard Channing in Grease and mainly her performance of there are worse things I could do
I've got a Superman version (original Christopher Reeves) with some extras, one of which is some screen tests including Stockard Channing - and she would have a made a wonderful Lois Lane, I have no doubt.
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Old 31-05-2013, 00:45
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Clint and Lee in Paint Your Wagon
Doris Day in Calamity Jane
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Old 31-05-2013, 03:29
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As much as i love Ms Streep, i found her singing atrocious in Mamma Mia.
I don't think it's meant to be brilliant. Meryl has said that she signed up for the film so that she could embarrass her children!
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Old 31-05-2013, 07:27
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Russ Tamblyn in Tom Thumb. I love the scene where the toys come alive and he dances with them.
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Old 31-05-2013, 14:47
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I don't think it's meant to be brilliant. Meryl has said that she signed up for the film so that she could embarrass her children!
I don't think Mamma Mia is meant to be taken too serious either,but I do love Meryl's version on Slipping through my fingers
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Old 31-05-2013, 15:29
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Jean Hagen, definitely!

And this from Calamity Jane:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uz-zsBwBe6M
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Old 31-05-2013, 16:30
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Anything with Judy Garland!
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Old 31-05-2013, 17:26
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I don't think it's meant to be brilliant. Meryl has said that she signed up for the film so that she could embarrass her children!
Don't get me wrong, i love Mamma Mia and i know it was all a bit of fun. Just thought the singing was bad.
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Old 31-05-2013, 19:29
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Doris Day in Calamity Jane
That's one of my favourites.

Also, Fred and Ginger in 'Top Hat'. Such a funny film, that.
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Old 31-05-2013, 19:50
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Marilyn Monroe - diamonds are a girls best friend.
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