Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Top Ten Alternative Musicals*

Not truly a musical or "music plays a major part in the narrative."
* Thanks to Smiley who started the thread in the Filmspotting Forums.

  1. Nashville  (Altman, 1975)
  2. Almost Famous  (Crowe, 2000)
  3. The Commitments  (Parker, 1991)
  4. A Mighty Wind  (Guest, 2003)
  5. 24 Hour Party People  (Winterbottom, 2002)
  6. Scott Pilgrim vs the World  (Wright, 2010)
  7. Blue  (Kieslowski, 1994)
  8. This Is Spinal Tap  (Reiner, 1984) - Netflix streaming
  9. The Wedding Singer  (Coraci, 1988)
  10.  High Fidelity  (Frears, 2000)
Honorable Mentions: The Thing Called Love; Topsy-Turvy Netflix streaming; Muriel’s Wedding Netflix streaming; Georgia; Sweet and Lowdown; O Brother Where Art Thou?; A Woman Is a Woman Netflix streaming, Pierrot le Fou (Godard plays with music and diegetic sound so well); Love Me or Leave Me, Once, Dancer in the Dark (really musicals); Shoot the Piano Player; Pulp Fiction Netflix streaming

Overlooked Picks (both are really musicals) 
Romance and Cigarettes and A Prairie Home Companion - hit each title for a trailer

Last revision: 8-21-11.

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