From the coming of sound to the 1960s, the musical was central to Hollywood production. Exhibiting – often in spectacular fashion – the remarkable resources of the Hollywood studios, musicals came to epitomise the very idea of 'light entertainment'. Films like Top Hat and 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis and On the Town, Singin' in the Rain and Oklahoma!, West Side Story and The Sound of Music were hugely popular, yet were commonly regarded by cultural commentators as trivial and escapist. It was the 1970s before serious study of the Hollywood musical began to change critical attitudes and foster an interest in musical films produced in other cultures. Hollywood musicals have become less common, but the genre persists and both academic interest in and fond nostalgia for the musical shows no signs of abating.
100 Film Musicals provides a stimulating overview of the genre's development, its major themes and the critical debates it has provoked. While centred on the dominant Hollywood tradition, 100 Film Musicals includes films from countries that often tried to emulate the Hollywood style, like Britain and Germany, as well as from very different cultures like India, Egypt and Japan. Jim Hillier and Douglas Pye also discuss post-1960s films from many different sources which adapt and reflect on the conventions of the genre, including recent examples such as Moulin Rouge! and High School Musical, demonstrating that the genre is still very much alive.
Trading on its impeccable reputation, Halliwell’s now presents it’s Top 1,000 favorite films. Starting at number 1,000, each entry includes a plot summary, cast and crew, awards, key critical comments, DVD and soundtrack availability, and a wealth of other interesting details. To supplement the countdown, there is commentary from film stars, show business personalities, well-known critics, and the movers and shakers in the film industry, each naming their favorite films or weighing in on Halliwell’s selection. Illustrated throughout with classic and modern film stills and posters, this is a book that every cinema fan will want to own. John Walker is one of Britain’s leading film critics.
The list has 42 extra films, because trilogies, or series, are counted as one entry (The Godfather, The Apu Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, Antoine Doinel, Laurel and Hardy shorts, etc...)
List of Nominees and Winners
ED BEGLEY "Sweet Bird of Youth" - WINNER
VICTOR BUONO "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
TELLY SAVALAS "Birdman of Alcatraz"
OMAR SHARIF "Lawrence of Arabia"
TERENCE STAMP "Billy Budd"
PATTY DUKE "The Miracle Worker" - WINNER
MARY BADHAM "To Kill a Mockingbird"
SHIRLEY KNIGHT "Sweet Bird of Youth"
ANGELA LANSBURY "The Manchurian Candidate"
THELMA RITTER "Birdman of Alcatraz"
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Sam Spiegel, Producer - WINNER
"THE LONGEST DAY" Darryl F. Zanuck, Producer
"MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN" Morton Da Costa, Producer
"MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" Aaron Rosenberg, Producer
"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Alan J. Pakula, Producer
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" David Lean - WINNER
"DAVID AND LISA" Frank Perry
"DIVORCE--ITALIAN STYLE" Pietro Germi
"THE MIRACLE WORKER" Arthur Penn
"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Robert Mulligan
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Anne Coates - WINNER
"THE LONGEST DAY" Samuel E. Beetley
"THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE" Ferris Webster
"MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN" William Ziegler
"MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" John McSweeney, Jr.
"SUNDAYS AND CYBELE" France - WINNER
"THE FOUR DAYS OF NAPLES" Italy
"KEEPER OF PROMISES (THE GIVEN WORD)" Brazil
GREGORY PECK "To Kill a Mockingbird" - WINNER
BURT LANCASTER "Birdman of Alcatraz"
JACK LEMMON "Days of Wine and Roses"
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI "Divorce--Italian Style"
PETER O'TOOLE "Lawrence of Arabia"
ANNE BANCROFT "The Miracle Worker" - WINNER
BETTE DAVIS "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
KATHARINE HEPBURN "Long Day's Journey into Night"
GERALDINE PAGE "Sweet Bird of Youth"
LEE REMICK "Days of Wine and Roses"
"THE HOLE" John Hubley and Faith Hubley, Producers - WINNER
"ICARUS MONTGOLFIER WRIGHT" Jules Engel, Producer
"NOW HEAR THIS" Warner Bros.
"SELF DEFENSE--FOR COWARDS" William L. Snyder, Producer
"SYMPOSIUM ON POPULAR SONGS" Walt Disney, Producer
Days Of Wine And Roses in "Days of Wine and Roses" Music by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny Mercer - WINNER
Love Song From Mutiny On The Bounty (Follow Me) in "Mutiny on the Bounty" Music by Bronislau Kaper; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Song From Two For The Seesaw (Second Chance) in "Two for the Seesaw" Music by Andre Previn; Lyrics by Dory Langdon
Tender Is The Night in "Tender Is the Night" Music by Sammy Fain; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Walk On The Wild Side in "Walk on the Wild Side" Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Mack David
"THE LONGEST DAY" Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz, (Henri Persin) - WINNER
"BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ" Burnett Guffey
"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Russell Harlan
"TWO FOR THE SEESAW" Ted McCord
"WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?" Ernest Haller
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Fred A. Young - WINNER
"GYPSY" Harry Stradling, Sr.
"HATARI!" Russell Harlan
"MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" Robert L. Surtees
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM" Paul C. Vogel
"THE LONGEST DAY" Visual Effects by Robert MacDonald; Audible Effects by Jacques Maumont - WINNER
"MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" Visual Effects by A. Arnold Gillespie; Audible Effects by Milo Lory
"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Henry Bumstead; Set Decoration: Oliver Emert - WINNER
"DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES" Art Direction: Joseph Wright; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins
"THE LONGEST DAY" Art Direction: Ted Haworth, Leon Barsacq, Vincent Korda; Set Decoration: Gabriel Bechir
"PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT" Art Direction: George W. Davis, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Dick Pefferle
"THE PIGEON THAT TOOK ROME" Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Frank R. McKelvy
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Art Direction: John Box, John Stoll; Set Decoration: Dario Simoni - WINNER
"MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN" Art Direction: Paul Groesse; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins
"MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" Art Direction: George W. Davis, J. McMillan Johnson; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Hugh Hunt
"THAT TOUCH OF MINK" Art Direction: Alexander Golitzen, Robert Clatworthy; Set Decoration: George Milo
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM" Art Direction: George W. Davis, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Dick Pefferle
"DYLAN THOMAS" Jack Howells, Producer - WINNER
"THE JOHN GLENN STORY" William L. Hendricks, Producer
"THE ROAD TO THE WALL" Robert Saudek, Producer
"BLACK FOX" Louis Clyde Stoumen, Producer - WINNER
"ALVORADA (BRAZIL'S CHANGING FACE)" Hugo Niebeling, Producer
"WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?" Norma Koch - WINNER
"DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES" Don Feld
"THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE" Edith Head
"THE MIRACLE WORKER" Ruth Morley
"PHAEDRA" Denny Vachlioti
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM" Mary Wills - WINNER
"BON VOYAGE!" Bill Thomas
"MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN" Dorothy Jeakins
"MY GEISHA" Edith Head
Steve Broidy - WINNER
"HEUREUX ANNIVERSAIRE (HAPPY ANNIVERSARY)" Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Anniversary) - WINNER
"BIG CITY BLUES" Martina Huguenot van der Linden and Charles Huguenot van der Linden, Producers
"THE CADILLAC" Robert Clouse, Producer
"THE CLIFF DWELLERS (FORMERLY TITLED "ONE PLUS ONE")" Hayward Anderson, Producer
"PAN" Herman van der Horst, Producer
"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Horton Foote - WINNER
"DAVID AND LISA" Eleanor Perry
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
"LOLITA" Vladimir Nabokov
"THE MIRACLE WORKER" William Gibson
"DIVORCE--ITALIAN STYLE" Ennio de Concini, Alfredo Giannetti, Pietro Germi - WINNER
"FREUD" Story by Charles Kaufman; Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt
"LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD" Alain Robbe-Grillet
"THAT TOUCH OF MINK" Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster
"THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY" Ingmar Bergman
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Shepperton Studio Sound Department, John Cox, Sound Director - WINNER
"BON VOYAGE!" Walt Disney Studio Sound Department, Robert O. Cook, Sound Director
"MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN" Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, George R. Groves, Sound Director
"THAT TOUCH OF MINK" Universal City Studio Sound Department, Waldon O. Watson, Sound Director
"WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?" Glen Glenn Sound Department, Joseph Kelly, Sound Director
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Maurice Jarre - WINNER
"FREUD" Jerry Goldsmith
"MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY" Bronislau Kaper
"TARAS BULBA" Franz Waxman
"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" Elmer Bernstein
"MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN" Ray Heindorf - WINNER
"BILLY ROSE'S JUMBO" George Stoll
"GIGOT" Michel Magne
"GYPSY" Frank Perkins
"THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM" Leigh Harline
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The National Film Registry is the United States National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress. The Board was established in 1988. Each year, 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" are preserved, to increase awareness for its preservation. To be eligible for inclusion, a film must be at least ten years old but it is not required to be feature-length, nor is it required to have been theatrically released.