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The Death of the Hollywood Movie Musical

31/08/2018
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“Roadshows command premium prices and the exclusive firstruns presumably whet appetites for the subsequent runs at regular prices. And they justify financially the greater length, high costs, starrier casts, and whatever else is big about bigness. The roadshow contagion is now so epidemic that almost any picture deal which comes along is very carefully mined for its intermission potential.”--Charles Champlin, The Los Angeles Times, 1967
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  • xizar

    xizar

    साल पहले

    "How Millennials are killing the roadshow."

    • MariaThePotterNut

      MariaThePotterNut

      28 दिन पहले

      @less irony for the price of more As a child of the 90s, all i have to say is- *clears throat* I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, cause we're all dudes.

    • MyMagnificentOctopus

      MyMagnificentOctopus

      2 महीने पहले

      @Dariusz Woysław Miller World War II? Though if I try hard I can probably blame that on millennials too.

    • Dariusz Woysław Miller

      Dariusz Woysław Miller

      3 महीने पहले

      Is there something whats NO millenials fault? :P

    • Benjamin Williams

      Benjamin Williams

      4 महीने पहले

      Ellis Sutton actually it was beauty that killed the road show (references King Kong loose cannon)

    • KohinaREC

      KohinaREC

      4 महीने पहले

      @i have no life and i am proud I have a female friend who definitely is one of the blokes. This is to you Anni, you are great!

  • HGK Mom

    HGK Mom

    3 दिन पहले

    I LOVE “Hello Dolly”! I never knew I was the only one 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Bryce McKenzie

    Bryce McKenzie

    4 दिन पहले

    This is such a great look back

  • Maggie Wisk

    Maggie Wisk

    7 दिन पहले

    This is one of my favorite videos. Fantastic job, Lindsay.

  • Clayton Goldhawk

    Clayton Goldhawk

    14 दिन पहले

    OMG JUST REALISED WE TOTALLY NEED A REMAKE OF MATILDA BUT WITH THE MUSICAL SCRIPT!!

  • Ignacio Chimbo Kinbaum

    Ignacio Chimbo Kinbaum

    21 दिन पहले

    who, you rocks

  • AdrianAFilmmaker

    AdrianAFilmmaker

    23 दिन पहले

    Funny how Lindsay gave her rex Harrison impression an american accent, when he was pretty british

  • Anais Maluma

    Anais Maluma

    24 दिन पहले

    I wonder what will kill the internet

  • squirrelbuddi

    squirrelbuddi

    27 दिन पहले

    I love all these musicals and their style ^^ dolly is one of my favorite XD

  • Peregrination

    Peregrination

    27 दिन पहले

    My parents and Wall-E love Hello Dolly. I'm surprised to hear it didn't do well.

  • Peregrination

    Peregrination

    27 दिन पहले

    "Rolling Hills AMC"...Is that a common name for shopping centers with an AMC, or does Lindsay live in my town?

  • Alina Khan

    Alina Khan

    27 दिन पहले

    I have the EXACT SAME PHONE CASE. One of us is going to have to change, Lindsay

  • Bumblebee-127

    Bumblebee-127

    28 दिन पहले

    I think we might have hit the peak with superhero movies. I know this is probably something everyone just knows, but I'm pretty sure The Dark Knight and the launch of the MCU was the beginning of the era of superhero films (yeah, Spider-Man and Batman had some well-regarded movies beforehand, but I don't think there was quite the same hype as there was for the Avengers films). To say the MCU is loved by many is an understatement, and even DC's own attempt at a cinematic universe has it's audience. I do think that Infinity War and Endgame are the peak that the genre will likely never again reach (though there is clearly still interest given the backlash against the very possibility of Spider-Man leaving the MCU), and audiences will become exhausted even with Marvel in the coming years, what with Disney pushing a bunch of shows about the movie characters for their streaming service. Honestly? As much as I love DC's and Marvel's endless library of characters, I think I'll be okay with the genre petering out and just the occasional Batman or Wonder Woman or Ant-Man film being released. It's been a fun rude while it's lasted, even if I only truly jumped on at what feels like the beginning of the end.

  • Kaith Karishma

    Kaith Karishma

    महीने पहले

    So... anyone see the new Dolittle trailer?

  • brovold72

    brovold72

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    I always loved 'The Music Man' because it has some subversive elements that the flagship productions lack.

  • AhavaShinobi

    AhavaShinobi

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    Folks, I'm stuck in the watching musicals loop! Help!




    .......by joining me!

  • Finchey

    Finchey

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    You look like you have white face on

  • perfectally cromulent

    perfectally cromulent

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    damn. i've collected toys since the 80s and i didn't know there were Dr Doolittle action figures out there.

  • James Howlett

    James Howlett

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    I wish people would just try new types of art instead of making blockbusters and extra Disney projects and remakes- but that’s probably already happening.

  • Snerd Bergler

    Snerd Bergler

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    Oh... THAT's a "Pushmi-Pullyu". THAT's what my grandma was talking about!

  • Avery Snow

    Avery Snow

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    Lindsey you are amazing, incredible, and wonderful and I love your videos.

  • Samuel Alaster

    Samuel Alaster

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    Love the blade runner ending

  • The Italian Alien

    The Italian Alien

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    And yet Venom made 800 million

  • Seymour Disapproves

    Seymour Disapproves

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    Mama Mia 2 is my absolute shit 😤👌🏻

  • SpunkySpade

    SpunkySpade

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    Gonna be totally honest. Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 look way better in the movie theater than on Netflix.

  • David James

    David James

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    I love the shitty follow-up musicals: Get Julie Andrews in Star! Get Christopher Plummer into Doctor Doolittle. Also: Song Of Norway, an obvious attempt at copying The Sound Of Music.

  • no one

    no one

    महीने पहले

    Do a critique on rocky horror picture show I think it's garbage

  • Dirt Girl

    Dirt Girl

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    Hot take: intermission good. I can only pay attention for 40 minutes at a time

  • tum0r

    tum0r

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    "the giraffe stepped on his own cock"

  • Krach

    Krach

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    The trailer for what I guess is a reboot of Dr Dolittle was uploaded yesterday and until this video, I had no idea it was based on something else.

  • Michael

    Michael

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    Coming this January 2020 Doctor Dolittle starring Iron man.

  • whiteknightcat

    whiteknightcat

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    Don't you DARE say anything bad about Geoffrey Holder!
    AHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAH!

  • Dianne B. Dee

    Dianne B. Dee

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    You talked about all the "big" musicals from the late 60s early 70s without mentioning Norman Jewison's "Jesus Christ Superstar" and David Greene's "Godspell" both from 1973. Then there's 1979's Milos Forman's "Hair" and from the same year, Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz". Where do they fit in with all this surrounding the death of the "musical"? I would love to hear what you have to say on those.

  • Joshua Rougeaux

    Joshua Rougeaux

    2 महीने पहले

    Can't wait for the essay on Cats.

  • shassitojn 49

    shassitojn 49

    2 महीने पहले

    I never really liked musicals because of childhood cringe. Bad associations I guess. I’m glad others can enjoy them!

  • Mule The Donkey

    Mule The Donkey

    2 महीने पहले

    Reviews are more of a telltale to me than box office, since you buy tickets BEFORE you see it, though reviews affect buyership, this is strong on both fronts. Should see it. PG-13.

  • Mule The Donkey

    Mule The Donkey

    2 महीने पहले

    And while it got bad (29%) critic reviews, audiences gave it 80% on rotten tomatoes. It wasn't a masterpiece, but it was what they wanted to see.

  • Mule The Donkey

    Mule The Donkey

    2 महीने पहले

    After taking into account it's 100m budget, and rounded, Venom made *756.1 million dollars.* More than Spider-Man Homecoming (2nd spiderman only to Far From Home), by 51.1 million. Take into mind it's *standalone* and *not a marvel movie.*

  • Tiglet

    Tiglet

    2 महीने पहले

    Ok but I feel like in 2019 we've got to discuss how anime distributors are trying to bring back the cinema road show and miraculously profiting off of shut ins

  • DimaRakesah

    DimaRakesah

    2 महीने पहले

    Ah I love musicals. As a kid I used to watch all the classic musicals. Now I am bollywood obsessed.

  • Rissa

    Rissa

    2 महीने पहले

    Okay but I actually loved Venom. I didn't get the feeling anyone was taking themselves that seriously making it, an it was great.

  • Leo Lunchbox

    Leo Lunchbox

    2 महीने पहले

    Hey, some of the clips in here look like the musical takes place in the 18th century. What movie/movies are those? I really want to check that out.

    • whiteknightcat

      whiteknightcat

      महीने पहले

      Pick a timestamp so we can ID it.

  • ferociousgumby

    ferociousgumby

    2 महीने पहले

    I almost bailed when you said Mama MIa was the ultimate musical.

  • ferociousgumby

    ferociousgumby

    2 महीने पहले

    6:57 this was from The Last Temptation of Christ. It was NOT a musical. Were you trying for Jesus Christ Superstar?

  • Lars Atticus

    Lars Atticus

    2 महीने पहले

    Venom was a comedy whether the makers knew it or not.

  • Frost Bite

    Frost Bite

    2 महीने पहले

    Ohhh so thats why I had to fast forward through an intermission when I watched Oliver then~ I always wondered why that was a thing but I must admit it was handy for toilet breaks lol

  • Stiltpuppy

    Stiltpuppy

    2 महीने पहले

    lol "forgotten bacon"

  • DavidinSLO

    DavidinSLO

    2 महीने पहले

    9:28 Sound of Music opening: where the blue skies turn to grey skies in the blink of an eye. That's Hollywood magic.

  • miniamazingsophie

    miniamazingsophie

    2 महीने पहले

    What about Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang? A Bond musical for all audiences written by Ian Fleming himself with Dick van Dyke in a starring role. I love it so much and I wish more people would have seen it

    • miniamazingsophie

      miniamazingsophie

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      @whiteknightcat he was, wasn't he? 😃

    • whiteknightcat

      whiteknightcat

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      I remember seeing that in the theater as a kid! Dick Van Dyke was all the rage back then.

  • Sellisa

    Sellisa

    2 महीने पहले

    I'm not going to lie. All my favorite recent movies were made in Mexico where they are still willing to take risk.

    • whiteknightcat

      whiteknightcat

      महीने पहले

      ¿Cómo te atreves a tomar ese tipo de riesgos? ¿Quién crees que eres? ¡Juro sobre la tumba de mi madre que me vengaré!

  • Sellisa

    Sellisa

    2 महीने पहले

    Well Cats is coming out for Christmas.

  • ELI Curtis

    ELI Curtis

    2 महीने पहले

    as if you didnt even mention the hollywood love letter to the golden age of musicals that is la la land? i mean one line about of it at least

  • Alexandra Iogansen

    Alexandra Iogansen

    2 महीने पहले

    Спасибо за русские субтитры!!!

  • fanofmusicals

    fanofmusicals

    2 महीने पहले

    What's funny about Rex Harrison refusing to work with Sammy Davis Jr. is that when "Talk to the Animals" won the Oscar for Best Song, Davis accepted the award for Leslie Bricusse.

  • Isaiah Amos

    Isaiah Amos

    2 महीने पहले

    I didn’t know paint your wagon under performed it’s one of my favorite westerns I guess I just love this movie more than I ought to and I can and Will

  • Nic Dennis

    Nic Dennis

    2 महीने पहले

    Oh man, that depressing Bladerunner end had me rollin' [like a turd in the wind]"

    • whiteknightcat

      whiteknightcat

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      All she needed was a winged poop to fly out of her hand or something.

  • LovinaVargas1076

    LovinaVargas1076

    2 महीने पहले

    Just want to point out that "Hello, Dolly!" is my fuckin' jam and if "Singing In the Rain" didn't exist, "Hello, Dolly!" would be my favorite musical.

  • stanfordite

    stanfordite

    2 महीने पहले

    The Greatest Showman and La La Land would like a word with you. Musicals are the GREATEST genre of film and will never die. Superheroes will be dying very soon. Also the studio system will be coming back to Hollywood after Congress breaks up the media empires and takes the studios away leaving them to be run by individual moguls again. Actors will go back to being under contract to only one studio at a time like Judy Garland, Clark Gable, and Mickey Rooney at MGM and even Shirley Temple at Fox. The system that gave us The Wizard of Oz will be back.

    • whiteknightcat

      whiteknightcat

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      Regulators to monopolies: I'll get you my pretty, and your little subsidiaries too!

  • Kincaid Rabb

    Kincaid Rabb

    2 महीने पहले

    I'm very likely to bring this up in my graduate "Music in Hollywood film" class this afternoon. Thank you for such a wonderful hot take.

  • Domi Nator

    Domi Nator

    2 महीने पहले

    I don't want to sound sexist but that red lipstick against your pale skin is just divine. As always cool video. I absolutely adore Movie Musicals but no one I know shares this passion.

    • whiteknightcat

      whiteknightcat

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      I didn't like it. She was white as a sheet of paper. I prefer her when she's flesh-tone colored myself.

  • PJM CPTM

    PJM CPTM

    2 महीने पहले

    i love you

  • jakerockznoodles

    jakerockznoodles

    2 महीने पहले

    I had no idea that I as a 28 year old man was a wine mom. Good to know 🙂

  • Ezra B. Riner

    Ezra B. Riner

    2 महीने पहले

    I really like your video essays. Keep being you and doing what you do!

  • Fredrik Schou

    Fredrik Schou

    2 महीने पहले

    Almost pissed myself laughing to that bladerunner ending

  • oof man to the rescue

    oof man to the rescue

    2 महीने पहले

    I watched Shrek in 4-D and *_boy let me tell you_*

  • Gary Kelley

    Gary Kelley

    2 महीने पहले

    Almost got that 'turds in the wind' line with a straight face. Impressive. Curious how many takes it took to get it to that point.

  • ArgonTheAware

    ArgonTheAware

    2 महीने पहले

    Bit how does La La Land fit into that when it made $446,092,357 at the box office and won 6 Oscar awards? It would seem that musicals still have some life in them after all https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7RmBgq4tT4

  • Todd Crabtree

    Todd Crabtree

    2 महीने पहले

    The weirdest thing about this to me is I lived in Japan for 7 years, and so many movies over there get road show releases that I thought it was some Japan-only phenomenon. Literally almost every domestic Japanese movie poster I saw, or TV ad, would be talking about it as a road show with a list of theaters and dates. And while Japanese movies cover a lot of genres and do it pretty well, I don't think they do any musicals.

  • Peter Ang

    Peter Ang

    2 महीने पहले

    And what about the first one, Mama Mia??

  • Clutch Situation

    Clutch Situation

    2 महीने पहले

    100% sure that Lindsay organizes her research by writing it on 3X5 notecards. As we were all taught to do.