June 25 08

yesterday i had the pleasure of interviewing the highly pocketable Bruce McDonald, director of many things, but notably of the soon-to-be-released Ellen Page movie, The Tracey Fragments. come on, look at him, don’t you just want to scoop both him and Ellen Page up into your pocket and take them home and cook them dinner? what? just me?

This time, not like when i interviewed Christopher Bolton, my ancient recorder was working, so i was able to get it all on tape. (and holy of holies, what did i find? i. am. so. canadian. i really didn’t think i sounded Canadian at all, since i don’t say sore-ey. but i do, i really do)

anyway, please come and check out the whole interview here. it’s worth it. i swear. we started, of course, asking him about his underwear (i guess it’s kind of my thing now…i guess it could be worse, eh?). for the record, he wears briefs. and we ended with talking about our favorite music movies. He wants to do one…with a possible robot woman who gets her masters and then runs away to join a band. awe.some. see? pocketable!

he asked me what my favorite musical movie was and..well, let’s just say there were *crickets* many, many crickets. i embarrassingly admitted that i have never seen Saturday Night Fever (there are pop culture holes. many of them) and that i LOVE LOVE LOVED Moulin Rouge and how i pleasantly surprised by how good the Beatles covers were in Across the Universe.

of course i forgot to mention Hair, a movie and soundtrack that WAS my youth. my mother used to play it for us in the car. on cassette. back in the olden days.

i forgot to mention Singing in the Rain. and Fiddler on the Roof. West Side Story. and Little Shop of Horrors. and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. and Swing Kids. and Sound of Music. and Grease. and Dirty Dancing. and FOOTLOOSE! and, um, who can forget The Muppet Movie. i mean, come on, how could i forget that?!?!?

what about you? favorite musical movie?

  1. Mambo Kings.

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  2. I’ve never seen Saturday Night Fever either. Parts of it, but not the whole thing.

    Favourite musical movie? I loved Chicago. The Sound of Music, Annie (shaddup)…I loved Across the Universe too.

    Comment by mamatulip on June 25, 2008
  3. Too funny, I just saw hair as my guy told me I had to see it.

    Footloose and Dirty Dancing for me!

    Comment by Dana on June 25, 2008
  4. well i know my new favourite will be abba -mamma mia the musical made into movie when released!i LOVE abba! and sweeney todd

    Comment by LAVENDULA on June 25, 2008
  5. Favorite musical musical…Les Miserables (seen it four times) and Phantom of the Opera (about nine times) and Rent (three)…as for musical-cum-movie, Phantom as well probably and…hmm, can’t say I actually like any of the musicals that have turned into movie! E.g. Hairspray on Broadway was a million times better than the flick!

    Did you catch a glimpse of Ellen Page while there????

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  6. Oooh, and to follow up what Lavendula said, I’m really looking forward to seeing Sweeney Todd (on my Netflix queue) and Mamma Mia — so maybe those will take the cake.

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  7. ‘Fiddler on the Roof’! Everything about it: the music, the location, the characters, the relationships. I first watched it as a child, and then as a teenager struggling to leave home with a boy my parents didn’t approve of, and then again as a parent OF a daughter. It’s just rung so true for me in different ways throughout my life.

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  8. Chicago. Love the music.

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  9. Moulin Rouge. I can’t get enough Ewan McGregor.

    And RENT.

    Comment by Julianne on June 25, 2008
  10. I’m a total musical nerd so I have many favorites. I guess my top three (in no particular order) would be Grease, Showboat, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

    And seriously, he just looks like a teddy bear who needs to be squeezed.

    Comment by AJ on June 25, 2008
  11. I have to pick just one?!?! The first one to jump to mind is “Oklahoma”. I’m anxiously awaiting the film version of “Mama Mia” because I’m sure that’s going to be up there on my favorites list also. Just about every musical that anyone has listed so far is a musical that I would willingly sit and watch over and over and over. Don’t forget about “Rent”, and any Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire film.

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  12. Oh .. Les Mis for sure (seen it 3 times, and so glad to see i’m not the only nut seeing this show multiple times ..).

    I love Oliver! as well!

    Comment by sarah on June 25, 2008
  13. I haven’t seen Saturday Night Fever either!

    We really are twins.

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  14. Annie! My Hubby is a bit horrified that I have all 3 boyz hooked on it.

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  15. Grease 2, hands down, don’t laugh. (I am pretty sure I have confessed that before.)

    Comment by Megan on June 25, 2008
  16. The Rocky Horror Pciture Show – no contest.

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  17. Cabaret – no question

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  18. Well I can’t say “Sound of Music” since I STILL haven’t seen it.

    I’d have to say Grease. Does that count?

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    Comment by Jennifer on June 25, 2008
  19. Someone else who loves Hair! And Bruce McDonald! OMG!
    So, guess what my favourite part of The 40 Year Old Virgin was?!

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE ‘Hair’
    I love West Side Story!
    I love Tommy!
    I love A Chorus Line (the show,more than the movie)

    I love musicals..

    ps- sheepishly embarrased to say that Phanton bored me to tears and I fell asleep in the theater…

    Comment by swirl girl on June 25, 2008
  21. I can tell you this… I’ve seen Grease about 15,000 times.

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  22. i love a whole lot of movie musicals, but i think my favorite has to be “a chorus line” – you can’t be a dancer and not love that film. it’s like, a rule or something.

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  23. The Muppet Movie! OMG, I must rent it immediately. I loved it!

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  24. Awesome interview! Sounds like a cool movie, and you get mad props (can I say that at 32?) for referencing John Hughes!

    Cool site! I’ll be back!

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  25. Mine is totally West Side Story and Sound of Music.

    And if Jersey Boys ever becomes a movie, that will take the #1 spot. I love musicals!

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  26. Music and Lyrics with Hugh Grant and Drew Berrymore. Love it!!

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  27. it’s got to be the music man for me…and annie of course. i was also partial to marry poppins as a kid.

    Comment by age on June 25, 2008
  28. Moulin Rougue…the best. And I have a soft spot for Sound Of Music.

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  29. I liked Little Shop of Horrors, and Chicago was really well done. And, of course Grease……So manny to choose from! Oh oh oh! Teen Witch! And Mary Poppins! Wizard of Oz!

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  30. Oh and Jesus Christ Superstar!

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  31. Grease tops my list, then Sound of Music & West Side Story – which was on 2 nights ago but my hub wouldn’t watch with me…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE rent Sat. Night Fever!!! LUV IT too!

    Comment by Maria on June 25, 2008
  32. Rocky Horror Picture Show.
    Is it weird that we listened to that on roadtrips, and I was five? Is it weirder that we all used to sing along?

    Comment by Tali on June 25, 2008
  33. This Is Spinal Tap. Hands down. “Big Bottom”. And when they had the Stonehenge crushed by a dwarf… hilarious.

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  34. Must have been cool interviewing him.

    My fav musical movie is “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. I’ve seen it a million times and love it!

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  35. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE musical movies.

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  36. I like “Bye-Bye Birdie.”

    and yes, I’m 60.

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  37. Ok, I’m going to do it. I love “The Music Man” and I hate “Rent”. That might be all you need to know about me.

    But wait, there’s more! I love the Music Man for the barbershop blends; I hate Rent because I hate most of the characters in it.

    I love the Music Man because it was a musical about small town America in 1912 written from a post-war perspective. I hate Rent because the songs, quite appropriately I think, sound like they are written by 20-somethings who want to impose their all-encompassing perspective on the world. That’s a truth about 20-somethings, but it’s also a truth that I can’t stand most 20-somethings anymore. I wonder if I ever could. And I felt this way when I was a twenty-something myself.

    Blah blah blah….just shutup BPD. Nobody cares that you don’t like Rent.

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  38. I’m a die hard My Fair Lady fan. I just love it.

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  39. I’d have to say Grease… Sound of Music… My fair lady… there too many to love!

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  40. Well, I LOVE musicals, so it’s really hard to choose. I’d have to say it’s a toss up between Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom. OF COURSE, I love Hair, but it’s really about the music. The movie itself can be a little boring. OH! And Jesus Christ Superstar! And Godspell! (Can you tell I love 70′s Rock Musicals, or what?)

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