… how to get your movie musical fix in just one fantastic DVD? Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History has little snippets of the great musicals of our times. Actress Shirley Jones narrates how some of these movies came to be. There are the classic old black-and-whites of the Busby Berkeley era like Gold Diggers of 1935.
Go through the 1940’s with the extravagant musicals that cheered up our troops in World War II. The 1950’s had Singin’ in the Rain, Oklahoma and Carousel. The 1960’s brought us The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. Everyone knows the songs of the 1970’s thanks to Saturday Night Fever. Who hasn’t been to a midnight showing of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Dreamgirls with newcomer Jennifer Hudson and Oscar winner Chicago are also hits. Relive some of your favorites with a big bowl of popcorn at you side.
Disc two has a wonderful, nearly two hour, question-and-answer session with Shirley Jones as she tells a lot of the behind-the-scenes goings on during the making of many of these films. This is a must see for movie musical fanatics or just a small taste of wonderful movies you might never have seen before.
Reviewed by Terry (staff)