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 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Seems appropriate to talk about at this time.

Share and discuss your faves and thoughts.

Sidney Lumet directed THE WIZ, the Big Screen Adaptation from the Hit Broadway Musical with Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsey Russell starring. Nice stretch from his two Pacino films, SERPICO and DOG DAY AFTERNOON. Pacino would have made a great "Scarecrow" wink wink. Of course Michael Jackson played that part

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Wonder if they ever thought of turning Robert Wise's THE SAND PEBBLES into a Musical?

I mean he did WEST SIDE STORY and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

Jerry wrote "And We Were Lovers". I can just hear Steve McQueen and Candice Bergen singing the Duet. Could be a great song in "Hello Ship, I'm Jake Holman!"

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

Do you mean "directors better known for dramatic films"? Those are the examples you gave.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

Wonder if they ever thought of turning Robert Wise's THE SAND PEBBLES into a Musical?

I mean he did WEST SIDE STORY and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.



He also did STAR!

That's enough to swear anyone off the genre.... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Do you mean "directors better known for dramatic films"? Those are the examples you gave.

Either/ Or is fine and everything in between. Thanks. SDOB.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Cool that Burgess Meredith did the voice over narration on this Trailer, but no announcement that the film was directed by the Legendary John Huston.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

One of the more unusual examples (and certainly one of the more unusual end results) is Popeye, directed by none other than Robert Altman. Harry Nilsson's songs are...interesting, though the most well-known aspect may be the performances of Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall, who look and sound very much like their respective animated counterparts Popeye and Olive Oyl.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

After winning his Academy Award for directing GANDHI:

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Alfred Hitchcock: WALTZES FROM VIENNA

William Wyler: FUNNY GIRL (He had passed on SOUND OF MUSIC.)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Successful ones:

William Wyler FUNNY GIRL
Carol Reed OLIVER!
George Cuckor MY FAIR LADY
Norma Jewison FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Robert Wise THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Unsuccessful ones:
John Huston ANNIE
Arthur Hiller THE MAN FROM LA MANCHA
Robert Altman POPEYE
Richard Attenborough A CHORUS LINE
Petr Bogdanovich AT LONG LAST LOVE

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

Carol Reed: Oliver!

A definite far cry from The Third Man, arguably his best known film.

Also Fred Zinnemann with Oklahoma!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

George Cuckor MY FAIR LADY

Cukor also directed the Judy Garland musical version of A Star is Born.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Martin Scorsese directed New York, New York

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Dead-on, Morricone. And holy cow a blast from the past. Greetings, Eugene.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

Wonder if they ever thought of turning Robert Wise's THE SAND PEBBLES into a Musical?

I mean he did WEST SIDE STORY and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.



He also did STAR!

That's enough to swear anyone off the genre.... smile


And STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE which surely fits the musical category.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2021 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Wonder if they ever thought of turning Robert Wise's THE SAND PEBBLES into a Musical?

I mean he did WEST SIDE STORY and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.



He also did STAR!

That's enough to swear anyone off the genre.... smile


And STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE which surely fits the musical category.



I can hear it now, "Whatever V'ger wants, V'ger gets and V'ger wants you!"

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2021 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Bryan Forbes, he of the black and white kitchen sink dramas, did The Slipper and the Rose with music and lyrics by the Shermans.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2021 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

Ken Russell: The Boy Friend - with much of the same cast and crew of his intense The Devils from half a year earlier.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2021 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

Carol Reed: Oliver!

A definite far cry from The Third Man, arguably his best known film.

Also Fred Zinnemann with Oklahoma!



Lion in Winter Picture and Director Anthony Harvey was 100% Robbed.

Carol Reed Best Film and Directed Effort was The Third Man. He was Robbed in 1949.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2021 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Who can forget Vincente Minnelli? Although today Minnelli may be more famous for his long string of top MGM musicals, he was also an incredibly versatile director whose output extended beyond musicals. The most successful examples of non-musical Minnelli films include MADAME BOVARY, THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, LUST FOR LIFE, FATHER OF THE BRIDE and SOME CAME RUNNING.

 
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