Thursday, June 21, 2007

So They Opened Their Big Mouths, And Out Came Talk. Talk! Talk!

Watched an interesting movie tonight -- MGM's 1929 classic "The Broadway Melody," a giant leap forward in the craft of film-making.

It was the first feature length movie-musical and was the first talking film to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Two small town performing sisters move to New York City in search of the big time. One finds success, the other less so. And, of course, this affects their relationship.

The movie makes NYC in the late 20s seem like once giant dance party.

Lots of great lines like, "It's better to star in Peoria than to starve on Broadway."

1 comment:

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Ted, Would be curious to know if you've ever seen "Wings," the very first Oscar winner. I was surprised by how advanced it seemed in content. I made it part of my effort about 15 years ago to see each and every Academy Award winning picture. Along with "Broadway Melody," I also some some real stinkers like "Cimarron" (Booooooooooooring!).