West Side Story


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Romance, Drama
Release Year: 1961
Country: USA
Runtime: 152
Rating: 7.6 (0)
Languages: English, Spanish
Director: Jerome RobbinsRobert Wise
Sound: 4-Track Stereo, 70 mm 6-Track, Mono
Taglines:

  • "BEST PICTURE!" Winner of 10 Academy Awards! – 1961 (post-Oscar)
  • THE MOST ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE OF OUR TIME! (re-release)
  • Unlike other musicals West Side Story grows younger!(re-release)
  • The Screen Achieves One of the Great Entertainments in the History of Motion Pictures

  • Writing by: Jerome Robbins – conception and
    Arthur Laurents – play
    Ernest Lehman – (screenplay)
    William Shakespeare – (play "Romeo and Juliet") uncredited

    Produced by: Saul Chaplin – associate producer
    Robert Wise – producer
    Walter Mirisch – executive producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Natalie Wood – Maria
    Richard Beymer – Tony
    Russ Tamblyn – Riff
    Rita Moreno – Anita
    George Chakiris – Bernardo
    Simon Oakland – Lieutenant Schrank
    Ned Glass – Doc
    William Bramley – Officer Krupke
    Tucker Smith – Ice
    Tony Mordente – Action
    David Winters – A-rab

    Music: Leonard Bernstein
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    Plot Outline: Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love.
    Plot: Westside story is the award winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliette. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riffs best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardos younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Skarks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway – whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know whats happened, tragedy strikes and doesnt stop until the climatic and heartbreaking ending.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The credits at the end of the movie appear as graffiti on street signs.

    Goofs: We know about 12 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Marias necklace jumps about between shots as she leans over Tonys body.

    Trivia: There are 62 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The original stage version of Marias song “I Feel Pretty” included the lyrics “I feel pretty and witty and bright / And I pity / Any girl who isnt me tonight.” In the film this night scene was changed to the daytime, and presumably for this reason, the rhyming words “bright” and “tonight” were changed to “gay” and “today.”
    • Borrowed its plot from William Shakespeares “Romeo and Juliet”.
    • Natalie Woods singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon.


The Alyson Stoner Project


Category: Music
All Genres: Music
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime:
Rating: 8.1 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Kevin Schmidt
Sound: Dolby SR
Taglines:

  • An Original Musical Fitness Revolution

  • Writing by: Kevin Schmidt – screenplay

    Produced by: Sean Michael Beyer – producer
    Daniel Carrey – line producer
    LuAnne Adams Hodges – executive producer
    Kent Schmidt – executive producer

    Cast: Alyson Stoner
    Lindsay Taylor
    Khameron Lawrence
    Monica Anne Parales
    Brennan Saucedo
    David Henrie – DJ Prep
    Bonnie Hunt – VIP Guest
    Robbie Amell – VIP Guest
    Brittany Robertson – DJ B-Rob
    Taylor Dooley – VIP guest
    Shawn Pyfrom – Tagger

    Music: Brandon Roberts
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    Plot Outline: Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
    Plot: The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention of his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy nine year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses others perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force Harold to join the army. On the day of the eightieth anniversary of Maude, Harold proposes her but he finds the truth about the end of the cycle of life.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 4 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    “No Animals were harmed in the making of this film ONLY ACTORS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FILM”

    Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Crew or equipment visible: When Maude pulls the banjo out of a cabinet, you see the reflection of crew and lights.

    Trivia: There are 20 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • When considering the role of Harold, Bud Cort asked the opinion of director Robert Altman, his mentor. Robert Altman cautioned that rising star Bud Cort might find himself forever typecast.
    • Henry Dieckoff, who appeared as Mrs. Chasens butler, was the actual butler of Rose Court Mansion in Hillsborough, California, south of San Francisco, which served as the setting for the Chasen mansion.
    • Fearing that he would be typecast as crazy (as Robert Altman had warned), Bud Cort, who was offered the part of Billy Bibbit, turned down that role in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (1975). He wanted the role of McMurphy, which belonged to Jack Nicholson but was denied it by director Milos Forman. His next film wasnt until 1977.


Bride & Prejudice


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Comedy, Romance
Release Year: 2004
Country: USA, UK
Runtime: 107
Rating: 5.8 (0)
Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Bollywood meets Hollywood… And its a perfect match

  • Writing by: Jane Austen – novel "Pride and Prejudice"
    Paul Mayeda Berges – writer
    Gurinder Chadha – writer

    Produced by: Gurinder Chadha – producer
    Michelle Fox – line producer
    François Ivernel – executive producer
    Cameron McCracken – executive producer
    Brigitte Mueller – line producer
    Deepak Nayar – producer
    Tabrez Noorani – consulting producer
    Duncan Reid – executive producer
    Pravesh Sahni – line producer

    Cast: Aishwarya Rai – Lalita Bakshi
    Martin Henderson – William Darcy
    Nadira Babbar – Mrs. Manorama ChjamanBakshi
    Anupam Kher – Mr. Chaman Bakshi
    Naveen Andrews – Balraj Bingley
    Namrata Shirodkar – Jaya Bakshi
    Daniel Gillies – Johnny Wickham
    Indira Varma – Kiran Bingley
    Sonali Kulkarni – Chandra Lamba
    Nitin Ganatra – Mr. Kohli
    Meghna Kothari – Maya Bakshi (as Meghnaa)

    Music: Anu Malik Craig Pruess
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    Plot Outline: Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice gets a Bollywood treatment.
    Plot: Lalita Bakshi is a daughter of a farmer. Lalita is introduced to Mr. William Darcy, an American businessman. Lalita tries to juggle William out of her life, while he tries to be in hers. Lalita falls in love with Johnny Wickham, a London tourist. Darcy tries to warn Lalita about Johnny. A secret from the past threatens to repeat itself and Darcy will do anything to prevent this. And indeed he does. During this part in the movie Lalita falls in love with Darcy. They get married and live happily ever after.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Out-takes, behind the scenes footage and clips of the cast and crew singing along to the music are shown during the credits.

    Goofs: We know about 3 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: During the confrontation between Lalita and Darcy after the L.A. wedding, Lalitas earrings change. First they match, then one is longer than the other and a slightly different style.

    Trivia: There are 15 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Bollywood version of Jane Austens “Pride and Prejudice”.
    • Before filming had started, Aishwarya Rai didnt want to read the novel “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen because she didnt want the character of Elizabeth to influence her.
    • In Bollywood cinema, it is taboo to show any sort of sexual contact, even kissing. Instead they usually show some abstract representation of sexual contact, (birds chirping, waves crashing, etc.) or nothing at all. This is why in Lalithas wedding fantasy, even though she and Darcy lean in to kiss, she leans back before their lips even touch.


Meet Me in St. Louis


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Family, Romance
Release Year: 1944
Country: USA
Runtime: 113
Rating: 8.3 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • A cast of favorites in the Charming . . . Romantic . . . Tuneful Love Story of the Early 1900s !
  • The "Trolley Song" Picture !
  • M·G·Ms glorious love story with music

  • Writing by: Irving Brecher – (screenplay) and
    Fred F. Finklehoffe – (screenplay)
    Sally Benson – (book)

    Produced by: Arthur Freed – producer
    Roger Edens – associate producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Judy Garland – Esther Smith
    Margaret OBrien – Tootie Smith
    Mary Astor – Mrs. Anna Smith
    Lucille Bremer – Rose Smith
    Leon Ames – Mr. Alonzo Smith
    Tom Drake – John Truett
    Marjorie Main – Katie – Maid
    Harry Davenport – Grandpa
    June Lockhart – Lucille Ballard
    Henry H. Daniels Jr. – Lon Smith Jr.
    Joan Carroll – Agnes Smith

    Music: George Bruns
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    Plot Outline: In the year before the 1904 St Louis Worlds Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
    Plot: St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    In the opening credits, many of the credits are each preceded by a jumble of letters flickering on the screen. This may be a reference to the opening credit sequence of one of Robert Redfords earlier spy movies, Sneakers (1992).

    Goofs: We know about 14 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: In an early scene you can see feathers and down floating all over the set, left over from the upcoming winter scenes.

    Trivia: There are 21 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Producer-lyricist Arthur Freed dubbed the singing for Leon Ames.
    • Van Johnson was supposed to play John Truett, but Tom Drake took over.
    • First intended as a duet for Alfred Drake and Joan Roberts, the Rodgers and Hammerstein song, “Boys and Girls Like You and Me” had been discarded from their 1943 Broadway triumph, “Oklahoma!” MGM producer Arthur Freed then purchased screen rights to the song, planning to interpolate it into the film score as a Judy Garland (I) solo, but her rendition was cut from the picture. Miss Garlands Decca album of songs from the film included “Boys and Girls Like You and Me” in an arrangement similar to her MGM prerecording. Later, the ballad was chosen to be crooned by Frank Sinatra to Betty Garrett in another Arthur Freed production, Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949), but again the tune was deleted. The footage of Judy singing the song to Tom Drake no longer exists, but on the Warner Home Video special-edition DVD, the original audio recording is played over Garland-Drake production stills. Only about two or three seconds of footage from this sequence may be seen on the trailer in which Tom Drakes name is screened. It shows a medium shot of Tom Drake, and in the background, you can see some buildings supposedly under construction as they would appear in the blue hour before nightfall. Actually, it was just a backdrop for the scene that was filmed on a sound stage.


Dancer in the Dark


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Drama
Release Year: 2000
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Iceland
Runtime: 140
Rating: 5.5 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Lars von Trier
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • You dont need eyes to see.
  • In a world of shadows, she found the light of life.

  • Writing by: Lars von Trier – (written by) (as Lars Von Trier)

    Produced by: Malte Forsell – line producer
    Friðrik Þór Friðriksson – associate producer (as Fridrik Thór Fridriksson)
    Finn Gjerdrum – associate producer
    Mogens Glad – associate producer
    Anja Grafers – associate producer
    Tony Grob – line producer: USA
    Torleif Hauge – associate producer
    Peter Aalbæk Jensen – executive producer
    Lars Jönsson – co-executive producer
    Tero Kaukomaa – associate producer
    Poul Erik Lindeborg – associate producer
    Leo Pescarolo – collaborating producer
    Marianne Slot – co-executive producer
    Els Vandevorst – associate producer
    Vibeke Windeløv – producer

    Cast: Björk – Selma Jezkova
    Catherine Deneuve – Kathy
    David Morse – Bill Houston
    Peter Stormare – Jeff
    Joel Grey – Oldrich Novy
    Cara Seymour – Linda Houston
    Vladica Kostic – Gene Jezkova
    Jean-Marc Barr – Norman
    Vincent Paterson – Samuel
    Siobhan Fallon – Brenda
    Zeljko Ivanek – District Attorney

    Music: Björk
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    Plot Outline: An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
    Plot: Selma has emigrated with her son from Central Europe to America. The year is 1964. Selma works day and night to save her son from the same disease she suffers from, a disease that inevitably will make her blind. But Selma has the energy to live because of her secret! She loves musicals. When life feels tough she can pretend that she is in the wonderful world of musicals…just for a short moment. All happiness life is not able to give her she finds there…

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Maria Bellos face is reflected on the side of the “Lady Luck” hotel.

    Goofs: We know about 6 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Factual errors: Even though the character of Selma is from Czechoslovakia, her accent is not Czech.

    Trivia: There are 17 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Writer-director Lars von Triers first draft screenplay was called “Taps” and featured tap dancing in every scene. Choreographer Vincent Paterson convinced von Trier that it would be far too difficult, if not impossible, to teach something as “technical” as tap dancing to Björk and the other cast members within a reasonable period of time. Von Trier rewrote the screenplay so that the songs would be more in the style of “traditional” Hollywood musicals, but retained some of the tap-dancing motif with the character of Oldrich Novy.
    • Stellan Skarsgård was originally cast in the role of Jeff, Selmas would-be boyfriend, but was unable to play a part as large as that due to a scheduling conflict (with Aberdeen (2000)). The part of Jeff went instead to Peter Stormare, and Skarsgеrd ended up playing the substantially smaller (only two scenes) role of Selmas eye doctor.
    • The role of Cathy, Selmas best friend, was originally written for an African-American woman. However, Catherine Deneuve, who had written to Lars von Trier several years earlier about the possibility of doing a film together, expressed interest in the part. Von Trier cast her and slightly rewrote the part as a French immigrant woman to accommodate Deneuve.


Hair


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Comedy, Drama
Release Year: 1979
Country: USA, West Germany
Runtime: 121
Rating: 3.2 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Milos Forman
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
Taglines:

  • Let the sun shine in! [USA theatrical]
  • The "Star Wars" of movie musicals! [Australia Theatrical]
  • Let the sun shine in . . . all over again!

  • Writing by: Gerome Ragni – (musical book) and
    James Rado – (musical book)
    Michael Weller – (writer)

    Produced by: Michael Butler – producer
    Robert Greenhut – associate producer
    Lester Persky – producer

    Cast: John Savage – Claude Hooper Bukowski
    Treat Williams – George Berger
    Beverly DAngelo – Sheila Franklin
    Annie Golden – Jeannie Ryan
    Dorsey Wright – Lafayette aka Hud
    Don Dacus – Woof
    Cheryl Barnes – Huds Fiancee
    Richard Bright – Fenton
    Nicholas Ray – The General
    Charlotte Rae – Lady in Pink
    Miles Chapin – Steve Franklin

    Music: Bill Conti Eric Serra
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    Plot Outline: Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.
    Plot: This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 5 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Dedicated to Herb Brooks who died shortly after principal photography was completed. He never saw it. He lived it.

    Goofs: We know about 12 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: The group dries off too quickly after emerging from the pond in Central Park.

    Trivia: There are 9 entries in the trivia list – like these:

Last Days


Category: Music
All Genres: Music, Drama
Release Year: 2005
Country: USA
Runtime: 97
Rating: 6.3 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Gus Van Sant
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Rock and roll will never die.

  • Writing by: Gus Van Sant – (written by)

    Produced by: Jay Hernandez – associate producer
    Dany Wolf – producer

    Cast: Michael Pitt – Blake
    Lukas Haas – Luke
    Asia Argento – Asia
    Scott Patrick Green – Scott (as Scott Green)
    Nicole Vicius – Nicole
    Ricky Jay – Detective
    Ryan Orion – Donovan
    Harmony Korine – Guy in Club
    Rodrigo Lopresti – Band in Club (as The Hermitt)
    Kim Gordon – Record Executive
    Adam Friberg – Elder Friberg #1

    Music: Rodrigo Lopresti
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobains.
    Plot: Introspective artist Blake is buckling under the weight of fame, professional obligations and a mounting feeling of isolation. Dwarfed by towering trees, Blake slowly makes his way through dense woods. He scrambles down an embankment to a fresh spring and undresses for a short swim. The next morning he returns to his house, an elegant, if neglected, stone mansion. Many people are looking for Blake–his friends, his managers and record label, even a private detective–but he does not want to be found. In the haze of his final hours, Blake will spend most his time by himself. He avoids the people who are living in his house, who approach him only when they want something, be it money or help with a song. He hides from one concerned friend and turns away another. He visits politely with a stranger from the Yellow Pages sales department, and he ducks into an underground rock club. He wanders through the woods and he plays a new song, one last rock and roll blowout. Finally, alone in the greenhouse, Blake will look and listen–and seek release.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 4 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
     PEYTON REED reads KNOW Magazine and drinks TANG, the drink of astronauts.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Factual errors: One of the LDS missionaries that visits the house is wearing a light blue shirt. LDS missionaries are only permitted to wear non-decorative white shirts with dark pants/suits, and a conservative tie. The missionaries also carried no pamphlets, visual aids, appointment books, or their own complete sets of scriptures, which is highly unlikely for door-to-door proselytizing.

    Trivia: There are 5 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Seven years before production, 14-year-old Holger Thaarup of Denmark was originally cast as the lead, Blake. He didnt speak any English and Gus Van Sant intended the role to be silent; Van Sant then met 17-year-old Michael Pitt and cast him instead.
    • The song “Last Days” which is mumbled by Michael Pitt was written by Pitt himself.
    • The “long dolly shot” in which the camera slowly pulls away from the window while Blake plays inside took seven takes to successfully complete. As the crew only had three pieces of dolly track, crew members had to take track from the front and run it around to the back while the dolly moved backward.


The Music Man


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Comedy, Family, Romance
Release Year: 1962
Country: USA
Runtime: 151
Rating: 5.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Morton DaCosta
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
Taglines:

  • The story of that man and his 76 trombones, and the wonderful, wonderful tune he played on every heart in town!

  • Writing by: Meredith Willson – (book) and
    Franklin Lacey – (book)
    Marion Hargrove – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Morton DaCosta – producer
    Joel Freeman – associate producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Robert Preston – Harold Hill
    Shirley Jones – Marian Paroo
    Buddy Hackett – Marcellus Washburn
    Hermione Gingold – Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
    Paul Ford – Mayor George Shinn
    Pert Kelton – Mrs. Paroo
    The Buffalo Bills – Themselves
    Timmy Everett – Tommy Djilas
    Susan Luckey – Zaneeta Shinn
    Ron Howard – Winthrop Paroo (as Ronny Howard)
    Harry Hickox – Charlie Cowell

    Music: Joachim Holbek
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: A con man comes to a Midwestern town with a scam using a boys marching band program, but things dont go according to plan.
    Plot: Confidence man Harold Hill arrives at staid River City intending to cheat the community with his standard scam of offering to equip and train a boys marching band, then skip town with the money since he has no music skill anyway. Things go awry when he falls for a librarian he tries to divert from exposing him while he inadvertently enriches the town with a love of music.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The letters in the films title, in producer-director Morton da Costas name, and in Meredith Willsons name (the first time it appears onscreen) are formed by a miniaturized, stop-motion animated marching band, who also form themselves into musical instruments on which the rest of the opening credits appear.

    Goofs: We know about 15 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: During the lively dance at the library, Marian backs up into Prof. Hills leg twice.

    Trivia: There are 10 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • River City was based on Meredith Willsons home town of Mason City, Iowa. The movie had its world premiere there.
    • The Buffalo Bills were the 1950 International Champion Medalist Quartet of the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. They were Al Shea (lead), Vern Reed (tenor), Wayne Scotty Ward (baritone) and Bill Spangenberg (bass).
    • The first film to sell for over $1 million to TV.


Guys and Dolls


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Comedy, Romance, Crime
Release Year: 1955
Country: USA
Runtime: 150
Rating: 7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Sound: 4-Track Stereo, Mono
Taglines:

  • The most gripping sitcom since 1380.

  • Writing by: Jo Swerling – (book for musical play "Guys and Dolls") and
    Abe Burrows – (book for musical play "Guys and Dolls")
    Damon Runyon – (story "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown")
    Joseph L. Mankiewicz – (written by)
    Ben Hecht – uncredited

    Produced by: Samuel Goldwyn – producer

    Cast: Marlon Brando – Sky Masterson
    Jean Simmons – Sergeant Sarah Brown
    Frank Sinatra – Nathan Detroit
    Vivian Blaine – Miss Adelaide
    Robert Keith – Lt. Brannigan
    Stubby Kaye – Nicely-Nicely Johnson
    B.S. Pully – Big Jule
    Johnny Silver – Benny Southstreet
    Sheldon Leonard – Harry the Horse
    Danny Dayton – Rusty Charlie (as Dan Dayton)
    George E. Stone – Society Max

    Music: Frank Loesser
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
    Plot: All the hot gamblers are in town, and theyre all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this weeks incarnation of “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York”; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, whos short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathans $1000 bet that he cant get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and youve got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, “Luck Be a Lady”, “Sit Down, Youre Rocking the Boat”.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 4 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
     Additional Dialogue by William Shakespeare.

    Goofs: We know about 4 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Sky Mastersons handwriting on the back of the Bible verse card changes between shots.

    Trivia: There are 16 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • After a tryout in Philadelphia, the play opened on Broadway on 24 November 1950 and closed on 28 November 1953 after 1200 performances. The play won a Tony for best musical and another for best choreography for Michael Kidd, who staged the dances and musical numbers in this movie. Original cast members included Robert Alda as Sky Masterson, Sam Levene as Nathan Detroit. Vivian Blaine as Adelaide, Stubby Kaye as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, B.S. Pully as Big Jule and Johnny Silver as Benny Southstreet all appeared in their original Broadway roles for the movie.
    • The audio for each of Brandos musical numbers is constructed from multiple takes.
    • Marilyn Monroe wanted to play Adelaide, but director Joseph L. Mankiewicz didnt want to work with her again (she appeared briefly in All About Eve (1950)) and supposedly pretended he never got her phone messages. Betty Grable was in talks to play Adelaide but when she canceled on the director to be with her sick dog, she was dropped.


8 femmes


Category: Musical
All Genres: Musical, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Release Year: 2002
Country: France, Italy
Runtime: 111
Rating: 6.4 (0)
Languages: French, English
Director: François Ozon
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • Living in a house full of women can be murder.

  • Writing by: Marina de Van – writer
    François Ozon – writer
    Robert Thomas – play

    Produced by: Stéphane Célérier – associate producer
    Olivier Delbosc – producer
    Marc Missonnier – producer

    Cast: Danielle Darrieux – Mamy
    Catherine Deneuve – Gaby
    Isabelle Huppert – Augustine
    Emmanuelle Béart – Louise
    Fanny Ardant – Pierrette
    Virginie Ledoyen – Suzon
    Ludivine Sagnier – Catherine
    Firmine Richard – Madame Chanel
    Dominique Lamure – Marcel, the husband

    Music: Krishna Levy
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline: One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be more eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!
    Plot: One morning at an isolated mansion in the snowy countryside of 1950s France, a family is gathered for the holiday season. But there will be no celebration at all because their beloved patriarch has been murdered! The killer can only be one of the eight women closest to the man of the house. Was it his powerful wife? His spinster sister-in-law? His miserly mother-in-law? Maybe the insolent chambermaid or the loyal housekeeper? Could it possibly have been one of his two young daughters? A surprise visit from the victims chic sister sends the household into a tizzy, encouraging hysterics, exacerbating rivalries, and encompassing musical interludes. Comedic situations arise with the revelations of dark family secrets. Seduction dances with betrayal. The mystery of the female psyche is revealed. There are eight women and each is a suspect. Each has a motive. Each has a secret. Beautiful, tempestuous, intelligent, sensual, and dangerous…one of them is guilty. Which one is it?

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    In the opening credits, quick shots of countries and other clues are shown, hinting where the race will go.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): On two occasions the ladies refer to the gun as a revolver but it is clearly a semi-automatic pistol.

    Trivia: There are 5 entries in the trivia list – like these: