Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Now Showing at "The Palais"....

It's Movie Clip Wednesday and we are all back to Boxers place for our weekly "Show and Tell"
Gotta admit that it isn't quite the same as hauling arse through the snow to Madmans... but hey... I'll cope...

This weeks theme for February 16th 2011 is

"Best Broadway to Film Movie Made"

There have been so many Broadway Shows turned into films over the years
And I won't even bother mentioning them all here as they were all fantastic in my book... Well apart from Phantom of the Flopera... I much enjoyed the stage show but the movie well... Lets just say... the repetitive score irritated the hell out of me...

And it lost its theatricality and Drama on the big screen...

So my all time favourite would have to be....

That "One Singular Sensation"


"A Chorus Line"

A Chorus Line is a 1985 musical film directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Michael Douglas. The screenplay by Arnold Schulman is based on the Tony Award-winning book of the 1975 stage production of the same name by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. The songs were composed by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban.

The Plot...
A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a tempestuous romantic relationship with Zach. She is desperate enough for work to humble herself and audition for him; whether he's willing to let professionalism overcome his personal feelings about their past remains to be seen.

As the story unfolds the background story of each of the dancers is revealed. Some are funny, some ironic, some heartbreaking. No matter what their background, however, they all have one thing in common - a passion for dance.
[Thank you Wikipedia]

This was the only Stage Production that I have ever forked out the cost of another ticket and gone back to see for a second time...

On consecutive nights!
Well apart from "Circus OZ" when they came to my town... and that was never a movie... but I did have a strange attraction to men in tights that flung themselves about on ropes and slid up ans down poles...... but that's a whole other story.

 So on some level... I guess a Chorus Line just got to me... 

It was probably all that Gold Lame' Dhaaarlings...

Happy MCW...


  1. I saw Circus Oz a couple of years ago here in Austin. I just missed seeing them again by a couple of days when I was in Sydney. They put on a great show.

  2. I saw this on the stage in 1978 and there's a line I've used many times over the years... it's when the dancer sings how they went to acting class and they were told to be a piece of bacon and he looked deep down into his sould and "felt nothing." It just spoke to me. I need to see this movie again. I'm a HUGE fan of musicals; stage and screen and while I know they aren't for everyone... it's fun to find people who enjoy them also. Happy MCW! Great pick. Thanks for playing this week.

  3. I'm sorry, I can't comment because I'm still laughing my ass off at "Phantom of the Flopera." But I'll follow gold lame just about anywhere, so I trust you on this one. Happy MCW, Princess!

  4. Good morning Princess,

    Good flick and well chosen. I didn't see it in the theater. But at the time the movie came out my wife was an aerobics instructor. Which had the benefit that we would go to see a lot of dancing (films, clubs, etc.) so that she could incorporate steps into her routines. She used parts from this movie in one. And high cut leotards are always a plus.

  5. This is a musical about a bunch of actors trying out to be a bunch of actors in a musical. There's some kind of weird zen going on there. I have seen this movie but not the stage show. I always liked the song "one". And didn't this feature Diane Lane? Just kidding Madman.

    Happy MCW!

  6. my mom took me to see this play. and i had forgotten. thank you, for bringing a treasured memory into my heart. happy MCW