Ne'er Saw True Beauty Til This Night

Movie Genre: Musical

Born with the coming of sound, the movie musical had its base in vaudeville and opera. With its brazen blending of fantasy and reality, the musical provided audiences with an accessible and immediate escape from life, first in the Great Depression, and then beyond.

What to watch:

  1. The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, 1934)
  2. Meet Me in St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944)
  3. Singin’ in The Rain (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1952)
  4. West Side Story (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, 1961)
  5. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
  6. Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978)
  7. Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolina, 1987)
  8. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
  9. Chicago (Rob Marshall, 2002)
  10. Hairspray (Adam Shankman, 2007)

(Bergan, R. 2011. The Film Book: A Complete Guide To The World Of Cinema.)


Marilyn Monroe filming The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Marilyn Monroe filming The Seven Year Itch (1955)

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female awesome meme: favorite female dynamics [3/25]
     ↳ G(a)linda & Elphaba; Wicked
"Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better. But because I knew you. I have been changed for good."


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Manly Beach and receive a gift for Prince George | Sydney Australia 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Manly Beach and receive a gift for Prince George | Sydney Australia 

favourite musical songs | 5/? : wicked


the first actress to bring christine daaé to life, the lovely mary philbin. 

the first actress to bring christine daaé to life, the lovely mary philbin. 

the greatest thing you’ll ever learn
is just to love and be loved in return

My name is Hazel. Augustus Waters was the great star-crossed love of my life.’

mydollyaviana:

Beauty and the Beast prologue

They say you should stay with the devil you know,

But when life needs a change,

And the one devil wont,

You fly to the devil you dont

tippetarius:

You drag me into this, you’ll never know how the story ends!

Blowing up the fourth wall.

But he’s never really thereSeeing all the parts and none of the whole / You want him even more But the way she catches light… / And you drown inside his eyes…And the color of her hair… / I could look at her/him forever.