I like “musicals”. I’m talking about Broadway musicals-movie musicals-TV musicals. I have quite an extensive collection of Broadway musicals soundtracks on vinyl. “Hair”, “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, “Stop the World, I Want to Get Off”, “They’re Playing Our Song” are among my favorites. “All That Jazz” is one of my favorite movies, and I own it on DVD. And oddly enough, I love when a television series experiments with a musical episode. Don’t tell anyone, but I was sad when they cancelled “Cop Rock”.
So, tonight I want to introduce you to a musical movie. The movie did not start as a Broadway play; but was created strictly for film. However: the director, Michael Gracey, did take the film on; as a production much like a Broadway play and “workshopped” many of the scenes just like a play. The movie, I am talking about is loosely based on the early life of The Greatest Showman, P.T. Barnum. First, take a look at the trailer.
The Greatest Showman is available on Blu-Ray and DVD and you can have it delivered to your door currently through NetFlix. The song, “This is Me”, featured in the movie was nominated for “Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)” and was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. These two lyricists and composers also won the 89th Academy of Motion Picture Sciences’ Oscar® in the same category for “City of Stars” for the movie, La-La-Land.
This is Me is sad, inspirational, and rousing all at the same time. I find it uplifting and motivational.(Of course, I would)
This is Me.
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