Movies, by themselves, are irresistible. Events unraveling towards a satisfying ending with a few pointers towards moral lessons, emotions and general dilemmas keep the audience hanging. Add a well-directed musical among movie genres and you can be rest assured that the viewers will be engaged partly by the musical scores. If you still have old movies CD, but your latest TV Doesn’t supports it. You might require TV DVD Combo, which you could buy. We are here to appeal to you about the next part – how well the music melds with a storyline that keeps you strapped to the seat, in a need to consume more.
Set in 19th century France, this musical deserves every bit of praise and tears it receives on a regular basis. The musical, based on the novel of the same name, narrates the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict trying to find his place in the society after the French Revolution and finding his destiny with a child while being hunted down by his past in the form of Inspector Javert. It talks about the importance of recognizing every individual’s suffering, the mis-judgement society offers freely, and how such different tones of persecution should inspire humans to come together, sympathize and empathize to find their way together.
A British musical drama based on Charles Dicken’s book, the film effortlessly conveys the timeless tale into a musical fantasy. In search of ‘Food, Glorious Food’, Oliver’s mistreatment begins from asking for more to eat to attempting to survive at the hands of various irresponsible adults under the historical background of Victorian England. The musical aspires towards, and succeeds at, appealing towards a wide range of audience with its respect towards the original classic, the bright and cheerful songs, the striking innocence of the children and Oliver Twist in particular and the simple ending that earned the musical 6 Oscars.
The Phantom of The Opera
This musical is widely revered for tackling the passions of human emotions to great extents and showcasing the willingness of humans to commit acts of gruesome violence for the sake of love and revenge. It plays with the morality of human consciousness and the gray area of the same when human emotions come to the center stage. So when the Phantom kills two innocent individuals in his attempts to get at Christine, the apparent love of his life – what justifies the act? In this manner, the Phantom brings forward society’s cruel reaction towards seeing a damaged exterior and failing to see the goodness inside. An individual this contrasting in terms of talent, shrewdness and desperation in expressing emotions brings a fresh perspective to the viewer’s intellectual side.
The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman requires no pre-requisite reasoning or a deeply invested reasoning for watching, or even re-watching. It is a completely feel-good musical that yearns at the 5-year old in you to believe in the fairness of the world and wants to break into a dance routine every time a monumental event happens. Hugh Jackman could do no more justice to his role in believing the best of everything, including complete faith in his capabilities to make it and ensure his family is proud and taken care of. Each role and each established actor provide a performance that would not be easily forgotten that culminate into a well-meaning moral lesson of not letting your success get to your head.
The Sound of Music
No introductions are necessary for this classic and no individual, even someone who claims to have not had any exposure to entertainment, would have missed this musical dream. Julie Andrews as a lead has never disappointed, and still doesn’t in this creation with her enthusiasm, her deep care and concern for the children under her care and a chaste romance that leaves all viewers with a flutter in their heart. Taking her place as a governess to the children under her care, Andrews transforms the role of Maria into an absolute delight, bringing out the characteristics and appealing attributes of each of the Von Trapp children and easing the rules and regulations of the household.
No, not the animated film – this version instead comes with a welcome cultural twist that spoke of inclusivity, magic and the power of dreams. With Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother and constant encouragement, this musical film could ask for no more but still delivers on the optimistic storyline.
Brandy Norwood’s innocent and optimistic portrayal of Cinderella who attempts to stand her own to her relatives is the motivation all young girls look forward to. The film’s subtle push towards being true to yourself and who you are rings throughout the storyline towards finding love that lasts more than a lifetime.
Fiddler on the Roof
This musical film beautifully tackles key questions and worries faced by the Jewish community at that time period. The patriarch of the film, Tevye, is the father of five daughters and gives his best efforts towards preserving the cultural and religious traditions of a typical Jewish household. However, his daughters are strong-willed woman who allow themselves to be equally influenced by external forces and command a say in their choice of partners. This, along with other circumstantial changes, causes Tevye great anxiety in taking decisions impacting the future of the household. His frequent conversations and queries with God, and simultaneously with the audience, force the viewers to think about the fear of being trapped under an identity instead of being considered a mere human.
Two powerful women sensations that brought forward the true meaning of ‘femme fatale’ and provided life to Velma and Roxie as power-hungry and driven by their need for more and better – a storyline like this requires no further advertisement. The musical was based on a 1926 play written by a reporter of Chicago Tribune, Maurine Watkins. The female leads display how any event can be taken out of context to propel to stardom in an arena where the most gruesome rumors attract the greatest audience, as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly engage in this dangerous dance.