Sunday, December 13, 2009

Movie Monday -- All About the Music

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Dreamgirls (2006). The lives and loves and struggles of the artists who created The Motown Sound. OOPS! I didn't mean to say "The Motown Sound." This is pure fiction, not at all about Diana Ross and the Supremes and Berry Gordy and Marvin Gaye.

A Hard Day's Night (1964). The black-and-white Beatles classic I mentioned last week. This week it makes the list because the catalyst for all that follows is a scheduled TV appearance by The Beatles, and all the havoc that ensues because of Beatlemania. The concert sequence at the end is unforgettable.

Loving You (1957). Elvis as Deke Rivers, a naive delivery boy who knows how to swing a guitar. Lizbeth Scott and Wendall Corey are the sophisticated showbiz types who recognize The Next Big Thing when they see it. They train him and groom him and eventually Deke goes from making girls swoon at local sock hops to a major TV appearance. It's so close to the true story of a certain poor, young Memphis truck driver who knows how to swing a guitar it's almost cinema verite.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, I have not seen any of these, though Dreamgirls has been on my "to see" list for some time. My list is here.

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  2. beetles and elvis--you can't get better than that. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  3. Amen to A Hard Day's Night!

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  4. I thought for sure you'd have The Blues Brothers!

    One that I thought of after creating our list was Almost Famous.

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