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View Poll Results: BEST musical after 1970?
Cabaret (1972)
8
9.30%
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
2
2.33%
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
4
4.65%
Grease (1978)
11
12.79%
All That Jazz (1979)
5
5.81%
The Blues Brothers (1980)
11
12.79%
Evita (1996)
2
2.33%
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
17
19.77%
Chicago (2002)
10
11.63%
Other (please specify)
16
18.60%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

BEST musical after 1970?

Old 01-29-04, 09:36 PM
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BEST musical after 1970?

BEST musical after 1970?

(I noticed how the previous poll for 'Best musical' just went in the wrong direction and also realized that musicals before and after 1970 can't really be considered on the same page)

Look for another poll for musicals before 1970.

(Do not include animated films!)

Other films to consider:

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
1776 (1972)
Nashville (1975)
Hair (1979)
Victor/Victoria (1982)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Newsies (1992)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Hedwig and the Angry Witch (2001)

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Little Shop of Horrors!
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Boy, do the pickings get mighty slim after 1970.

I personally think "Chicago" was everything a musical ought to be, but then again I am a traditionalist when it comes to musicals. I also consider "Cabaret" to be excellent and unusually ambitious for a musical. The others that I find to be uniformly excellent are "Jesus Christ Superstar" (why can't anyone write something like this nowadays?) and "All That Jazz" (Bob Fosse again!).

On the flip side of the coin, I find "The Blues Brothers," "Grease," "Evita" and "Moulin Rouge" all but unwatchable. I really just do not get why so many consider "Moulin Rouge" such a good film? I thought it was like a splatter painting. Just random images thrown up there on the screen, culminating in an ugly mess. That scene with Jim Broadbent singing Madonna's "Like a Virgin" was about as unintentionally funny as anything I've ever seen. But then again, as I earlier stated, I am a traditionalist when it comes to musicals. "Moulin Rouge" is anything but traditional.

Just my opinion.
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The Blues Brothers, hands down.
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"Dancer in the Dark"
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They don't get more brilliant than All That Jazz.
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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
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This was tough.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease, & Moulin Rouge! were ALL good. Chicago was iffy [I can't understand how this leads in the poll at this point...perhaps because it's the most recent? ah well...stroke/folks]

I don't really consider the Blues Brothers a "musical" [my personal interpretation]. But it IS a classic flick.

And another great musical that was mentioned is Little Shop Of Horrors [as neatMCsammer mentioned]

BTW....where's Grease 2 dammit!! Zmed-heads UNITE!!
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Moulin Rouge (The "Like a Virgin" scene was funny, but intentionally so).
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Old 01-29-04, 11:32 PM
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MOULIN ROUGE

The wife would have to go w/ GREASE.

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Chicago. &nbsp
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O.K. Where's the poll for best musicals during 1970?
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Big dittos for Chicago, Moulin Rouge and Little Shop of Horrors.

And a few of my other favorites that haven't been mentioned:
South Park: BLU, Victor/Victoria and Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Moulin Rouge. I was about to say that i didn't consider South Park a musical, but come to think of it, South Park as well as a whole boatload of Disney movies are pretty much no different, just animated. Oh well
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Without a doubt, 1776.

Though the single best post-1970 musical moment is probably the title track dance number from "Pennies from Heaven." A great, great piece of movie magic.

Also, I would have added Absolute Beginners to the list.

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Moulin Rouge edges out Chicago by a little bit. They are both the top of this pile for being in the grand tradition of musicals, but I think MR pulled it off just a little better. I also gotta give a huge nod to Grease . . . it almost deserves it's own category . . .

BTW . . . where's Newsies???


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Where's the love for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory?
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talk aout lousy choices. How can you not have Little Shop of Horrors?
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I voted for Cabaret. To me, that's one of the best musicals ever, not just post-1970. Of course, I'm a sucker for Weimar Germany and cabaret music, so I'm probably biased.

I put in another vote for why wasn't Hedwig And The Angry Inch on this list?

I think the second best film on this list as it is would be All That Jazz.
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Originally posted by neatMCsammer
Little Shop of Horrors!


Originally posted by KitchenSink
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If we agree that this is a musical, and I think it's a stretch, this is my favorite.

Otherwise, I would go with Grease.
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Where's the love for Rocky Horror???
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How about all the Disney animated musicals?
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