Well I stumbled across a post on My Filmviews blog titled Which Movie Character Would You Like To Be For The Day and decided to follow suit and complete my top 10 of movie characters I would like to be for the day. Putting this list together didn’t really take too long at all. Especially as most of the characters come from my favorite films.
I tried not to be shallow and pick characters based on their leading man . . . but I think that failed with some of the choices but I mean that had to be a coincident. I honestly didn’t do it on purpose! Yes a few of them are musical characters, maybe that’s because I am tone-deaf!
Each Monday (hopefully) a song or part from a movie musical will be blogged about. This may vary from a scene, a musical number, facts about the musical as a whole or just general chat about the musical. Occasionally comparisons maybe made between the stage show and movie version.
If you have read my blog for any length of time this will all probably come as no surprise to you and you will already know that I am a total musicals geek! I figured it would be good for me to write more about different aspects of musicals and have been trying to figure out a way to do that for quite some time now. I think this musical moments feature on a Monday is certainly the way forward for me to spend some time writing about musicals.
I know the musical genre is often only enjoyed by a select few, everyone still seems to have one musical that they actually quite like (even if they struggle to admit it). So hopefully this feature will at some point have something for everyone in the different movies that will come up! It may even encourage people to watch more musicals.
If you want something from a movie musical to be included in the feature at some point please feel free to ask!
Today’s quote is just totally true . . . and comes from musical “Mary Poppins” sorry to all the men out there haha.
“Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they are rather stupid.”
Awww this really is just too cute !!! I heart Jules so much, and love that she tries to keep her kids life normal. Also that they watch Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music !!! Love it
Julia Roberts is determined to keep her acting career secret from her children for as long as possible – she doesn’t want to ruin the magic of movies for them.
The Hollywood star is mother to three kids with husband Danny Moder – twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, four, and Henry, two – and deliberately refuses tell them she is an actress.
She tells British magazine New, “They don’t know what I do – yet. I kind of like it that way. I don’t know what they’re going to ask me when they do realise and I don’t know what I’m going to tell them, because I want movies to stay special for them for as long as possible.”
And the star admits she has already lied to Hazel about the secrets behind the film-making business.
She adds, “My daughter said to me the other day that Maria in The Sound Of Music sounded a lot like Mary Poppins. I said it’s because they’re both English! I didn’t want to say, ‘Well, it’s because Mary Poppins is really Julie Andrews, who’s an actress,’ because that would burst that perfect bubble. So I prefer not to deal with it right now.”
I havent posted a movie picture of the day for quite a while now. So today’s picture is from Mary Poppins, this must make everyone smile.
I am a huge fan of musicals. I love going to see shows at the theatre and have seen shows on the West End and Broadway. So therefore I absoloutly adore movie versions of musicals. I have decided to do a countdown of my current top 10 movie musicals. I have actually found this list very hard to complete, as just having a top 10 was very difficult for me. But I managed to get it sorted in the end, haha. I kept remembering about different movies and probably will realise later that I have missed a favorite out. But never mind, I could always re-do this list in a few months.
As the Oscars are in a week. I decided to look through my collection of DVDs and see which are Best Picture winners or have an acting Oscar associated with them. So I will try to review a lot of them over the next week. Re-watch and some of them even watch for the first time. As looking at a couple of them I haven’t actually watched them yet.
- Adaptation (Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper)
- All About Eve (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- American Beauty (Best Picture, Best Actor: Kevin Spacey, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- As Good As It Gets (Best Actor: Jack Nicholson and Best Actress: Helen Hunt)
- Chicago (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones)
- Dead Man Walking (Best Actress: Susan Sarandon)
- Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson)
- Erin Brockovich (Best Actress: Julia Roberts)
- GoodFellas (Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci)
- Good Will Hunting (Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay)
- Gladiator (Best Picture, Best Actor: Russell Crowe)
- L.A. Confidential (Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Mary Poppins (Best Actress: Julie Andrews)
- Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture, Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman and Best Director)
- My Fair Lady (Best Picture, Best Actor: Rex Harrison and Best Director)
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Rain Man (Best Picture, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director)
- Ray (Best Actor: Jamie Foxx)
- Rocky (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Scent of a Woman (Best Actor: Al Pacino)
- Terms of Endearment (Best Picture, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- To Kill A MockingBird (Best Actor: Gregory Peck and Best Adpated Screenplay)
- Titanic (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Training Day (Best Actor: Denzel Washington)
- Wall Street (Best Actor: Michael Douglas)
- West Side Story (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno and Best Director)