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Oscars 2009: The Musical is Back

2.23.2009

Maybe if you started starring in some, Hugh, it would help bring them back. Do your part.

Because this is (part of) what I live for, here's my best attempt at a second to second recognition of the musicals referenced in this clip:



0:41 - 1:14 from Top Hat (1935), "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails"

1:15 - 1:17 from Singin' in the Rain (1952), "Singin' in the Rain"

1:19 - 1:23 from Sweet Charity (1969), "Big Spender"

1:24 - 1:26 from West Side Story (1961), "Maria"

1:27 - 1:30 from West Side Story (1961), "Mambo" or "Gym Mambo"

1:31 - 1:55 from Top Hat (1935), "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails" (see above for link)

2:06 - 2:40 from Grease (1978), "You're the One That I Want"

2:41 - 2:43 from The Sound of Music (1965), "Maria"

2:43 - 2:58 from Chicago (2002), "All That Jazz"

2:58 - 3:19 from Moulin Rouge! (2001), "Lady Marmalade"

3:20 - 3:31 from Dreamgirls (2006), "One Night Only" (disco version)

3:32 - 3:43 from Hairspray (2007), "You Can't Stop the Beat"
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3:33 - 3:40 from Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), "I Don't Know How to Love Him"

3:50 - 3:59 from Cadillac Records (2008), "At Last"
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3:57 - 4:18 from High School Musical 3 (2008), "Last Chance"
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4:08 - 4:14 from West Side Story (1961), "Maria"

4:20 - 5:02 from Mamma Mia! (2008), "Mamma Mia"
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4:26 - 4:30 from Evita (1996), "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"

5:03 - 5:14 from Top Hat (1935), "Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails"

5:15 - 5:27 from The Wizard of Oz (1939), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

5:28 - 5:34 from West Side Story (1961), "Somewhere"


To be honest, it was a pretty clunky melody with a only handful of smooth moments. Of course I appreciate the effort and attempt to recognize musical films, and putting together something like that is a huge timing nightmare. I loved it, but I don't think that non-musical lovers did (and rightfully so).

2 comments:

Spiro said...

totally thought of you during this part of the oscars :)

Maryann said...

Aww! It was right up my alley.