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In this column we will feature thumbnail reviews by Wayne Case, a veteran of Hollywood's Big Machine who currently works for an independent film company in Los Angeles. Wayne ranks the films on a scale of 1 (bad) to 10 (good). The following are Wayne’s rankings of films for 2006.


The AFI just selected their list of the 25 best movie musicals.
This is my version.
Wayne

(1) WEST SIDE STORY (1962)

(2) SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (‘52)

(3) A STAR IS BORN (‘54)

(4) CABARET (‘72)

(5) THE WIZARD OF OZ (‘39)

(6) ON A CLEAR DAY…(‘70) / YENTL (‘82)

(7) NEW YORK, NEW YORK (‘77)

(8) SHOWBOAT (‘51)

(9) THE SOUND OF MUSIC (‘65)

(10) MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (‘44)

(11) GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (‘69)

(12) VICTOR/VICTORIA (‘82)

(13) Doris Day: TEA FOR TWO (‘50)/ON MOONLIGHT BAY (‘51)

(14) THE DOLLY SISTERS (‘45)

(15) SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (‘54)

(16) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (‘67)

(17) THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (‘64)

(18) 42nd STREET (‘33) / GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (‘33)

(19) TOP HAT (‘35) / SWING TIME (‘36)

(20) CAROUSEL (‘56)/OKLAHOMA (‘55)/SOUTH PACIFIC(‘58)/THE KING & I (‘56)

(21) TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE (‘50)

(22) STATE FAIR (‘45)

(23) THE MUSIC MAN (‘57)/THE PAJAMA GAME (‘57)/DAMN YANKEES (‘58)

(24) SWEET CHARITY (‘69)

(25) GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDS (‘53)

(26) YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (‘42)

(27) ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (‘50)/THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (‘54)

(28) CHICAGO (‘03) / NASHVILLE (‘75)

(29) FUNNY GIRL (‘68)

(30) A STAR IS BORN (‘76) and PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (‘81)/THE STUDENT PRINCE (‘54)

PLUS many, many more…

...more to come!



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