Song & Dance: Other Recommended Titles

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Bugsy Malone (1976): In this Prohibition-era gangster flick, the dames are taller and have lower voices, and for good reason: all the actors are kids. Scott Baio and Jodie Foster lead the way in this enjoyable film marred by poorly lip-synched musical breaks.

The King and I (1956): Another Rodgers and Hammerstein story about a governess, this time surrounding an innocent white lady and the aggressive King of Siam.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944): While World War II waged forth, Vincente Minnelli released this nostalgic musical about a healthy middle-class family wanting nothing more than to visit the World’s Fair.

Newsies (1992): This movie about newsiesstriking newsboys boasts music by Alan Menken (Little Mermaid) and bad New York accents by the likes of Christian Bale. “Da foist ting ya gotta loin is headlines don’t sell papes. Newsies sell papes.”

Spice World (1998): By advocating this film (and I unapologetically do) I realize I am endangering your likelihood to continue reading. But this self-reflexive film is enjoyable for being a parody of the girls’ characters, popularity, and public image – including this movie itself.

Yellow Submarine (1968): Strange layered psychedelic images not unlike Monty Python or the Sgt. Pepper album, with an equally odd story, but phenomenal drug-era Beatles tunes.

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