The Death of the Hollywood Movie Musical


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  • xizar
    xizar  1 years back

    "How Millennials are killing the roadshow."

    • Dariusz Woysław Miller
      Dariusz Woysław Miller  1 months back

      Is there something whats NO millenials fault? :P

    • Benjamin Williams
      Benjamin Williams  2 months back

      Ellis Sutton actually it was beauty that killed the road show (references King Kong loose cannon)

    • KohinaREC
      KohinaREC  2 months back

      @i have no life and i am proud I have a female friend who definitely is one of the blokes. This is to you Anni, you are great!

    • Splodious
      Splodious  2 months back

      Id spend disposable income on all sorts of shit if I had any. Truth of Millennials is were too broke for roadshows and the like. I'm paycheck to paycheck and I apparently make twice the average for millennials if that stat I heard about our median being 14k a year is true. Im at 31k a year and I'm constantly a car problem away from homelessness. Half of the problem is living in California tho. Also cant afford health insurance and Im technically terminally ill. Gotta love the U.S.!

    • SideshowBob drkstrjry
      SideshowBob drkstrjry  4 months back

      I'm 58 & I never heard of this whole "Road Show" thing, of course I was raised in a rural area by parents with 10th grade educations so this whole "Cul-Cha" thing was Alien to me . . .

  • Todd Crabtree
    Todd Crabtree  2 days back

    The weirdest thing about this to me is I lived in Japan for 7 years, and so many movies over there get road show releases that I thought it was some Japan-only phenomenon. Literally almost every domestic Japanese movie poster I saw, or TV ad, would be talking about it as a road show with a list of theaters and dates. And while Japanese movies cover a lot of genres and do it pretty well, I don't think they do any musicals.

    • Peter Ang
      Peter Ang  3 days back

      And what about the first one, Mama Mia??

      • Clutch Situation
        Clutch Situation  5 days back

        100% sure that Lindsay organizes her research by writing it on 3X5 notecards. As we were all taught to do.

        • Sean King
          Sean King  2 weeks back

          The most ambitious crossover of all time: Meryl Streep and people who can sing

          • MoreDetonation
            MoreDetonation  2 weeks back

            I got an ad for the Blu-ray release of Venom on this video

            • Maddy Leaman
              Maddy Leaman  2 weeks back

              ‘Looks at live-action Disney adaptations pointedly’

              • MK7001
                MK7001  2 weeks back

                I would 100% be fine if musicals came back

                • Jeremy Roberts
                  Jeremy Roberts  2 weeks back

                  I really love your videos.

                  • sleepytattoos
                    sleepytattoos  3 weeks back

                    Sooooo are we just pretending La La land didn't happen? And get oscar nominations? OK then, guess I'll see myself out.

                    • PastaFrog
                      PastaFrog  3 weeks back

                      goh fuck it’s a vampire

                      • Micah Cook
                        Micah Cook  3 weeks back

                        Lindsay, what about the movie musicals of the 2000s? I was interested in seeing what you think about the short influx during that time? Especially when Chicago came out. It was in my opinion, one of the best 21st century musicals that took elements from the Originial Broadway Production and the Revival. Combining sex with vaudeville flashiness

                        • shupda
                          shupda  4 weeks back

                          wait why venom bad :(

                          • haley holman
                            haley holman  4 weeks back

                            Mamma Mia was a very popular musical, but it should also be mentioned that Les Miserables and La La Land are newer musicals that killed it at the Oscars in their respective years.

                            • WJZAV
                              WJZAV  4 weeks back

                              Its funny to me that whenever a movie under-performs nowadays, the big studios always whine about mean critics, the Internet Culture ruining the industry or the audience not being ready yet to comprehend the genius of the movie.
                              Not once do they consider that their movie might just suck.

                              • Лев Аллен
                                Лев Аллен  4 weeks back

                                Firstly, the film is always a waste of time, money and effort, but it’s hard for us to admit that we tried in vain. Secondly, failures often turn into iconic paintings - such as Pandora's Box with Louise Brooks.

                            • Mitch Keller
                              Mitch Keller  4 weeks back

                              Damn girl is looking good. The only woman I’ve ever found 😍 with red lip stick on. Red lips don’t lie. Killin it.

                            • thy lionheart
                              thy lionheart  4 weeks back

                              Lindsay: "The first canary in this coal mine actually came from the Disney Company with The Happiest Millionaire..."
                              Me: "Huh. Never heard of it."
                              Lindsay: "...that bombed so spectacularly you've never heard of it."

                              • Dovile Marciulionyte
                                Dovile Marciulionyte  1 months back

                                Venom was mostly corny but I still loved it, it embraced it's corny-ness and turned it to 11

                                • Eric Son of James
                                  Eric Son of James  1 months back

                                  I thought that Infinity War popcorn bucket would be good to store all by bar gadgets... Now I’m depressed. Gin to the rescue!

                                  • Jared Ezell
                                    Jared Ezell  1 months back

                                    I love coming back and rewatching this whole video just to know that Cats is going to released next year. What a weird time to be alive

                                    • Matthew Virgo
                                      Matthew Virgo  1 months back

                                      When you said rolling hills AMC I did a double take. Youtube people aren't supposed to talk about stuff near my house!

                                      • Rachel Lee
                                        Rachel Lee  1 months back

                                        Okay but I will admit, as an Arthurian buff who hadn't heard anything about Camelot prior to my viewing of it, i fucking loved it

                                        • Nate Biller
                                          Nate Biller  1 months back

                                          but I loved happiest millionaire...

                                          • Missy Barbour
                                            Missy Barbour  1 months back


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                                              Tim Beaton  1 months back


                                              • Tim Beaton
                                                Tim Beaton  1 months back

                                                Hmmn. Wall-E LOVED Hello Dolly. So...?

                                                • elhardo
                                                  elhardo  1 months back

                                                  i - The Hollywood Musical : A History : 2:42
                                                  ii - The sound of Money : 7:42
                                                  iii - Hello, Dolly!, the culmination of the fall of the musical and roadshow : 15:57
                                                  iv - The End of an Era : 19:03

                                                  • Sough
                                                    Sough  1 months back

                                                    I think the musical was max spectacle before special effects came into their own. Secondly dance, big band and bing crosby type singers was still big, but then declined. Musicals were doomed to fade.

                                                    • Aidan Childers
                                                      Aidan Childers  1 months back

                                                      I can't believe you introduced _The Sound of Music_ as "the big guns" without using that gif where Julie Andrews opens fire with twin Uzis.

                                                      • Christian Dupuis
                                                        Christian Dupuis  1 months back

                                                        *THE GIRAFFE STEPPED ON HIS OWN COCK* dang if that wasn't a sign of the end I don't know what is

                                                        • Archduke of Belgrade
                                                          Archduke of Belgrade  1 months back

                                                          I m in love in her video essays. Watching this one like 5th time.

                                                          • Einar Grude
                                                            Einar Grude  1 months back

                                                            11:35 thanks Lindsay, now i have the mental image of drunk dumbledore fighting movie directors in the 50s

                                                            • unclepatrick2
                                                              unclepatrick2  1 months back

                                                              Yes Hello Dolly had major problems. But so did other Musicals.
                                                              One of the problems especially in the late 60's and 70's is the tendency to hire stars who could not sing.
                                                              But where as in the 50 and 60's, Studio would get some one else to sing, especially Mary Martin, in the late 60's and 70's. they would keep the Star real voice struggling through the songs.
                                                              A perfect example is "Paint you Wagon". Neither Lee Marvin or Clint Eastwood were very good singers.
                                                              the Best singer in the film was Harve Presnell with the song "they call the Wind Maria"
                                                              And the Director decided that they did not need to do any arranging of the Dances Numbers so you just get Guys stomping around.
                                                              Another famous example is the Movie "Mame " . Angela Lansbury who did the musical on Broadway and won a Tony for it as well as having appeared in "Bed knobs and Broomsticks" was passed over for Lucile Ball. Again She not a great singer.

                                                              • Edith Waters
                                                                Edith Waters  1 months back

                                                                Omfg she was 25! I always thought she was like 36..I already hate how young I look at 27 no wonder people think I'm 12.

                                                                • The Michael
                                                                  The Michael  1 months back

                                                                  Hello Dolly? The musical about the cloning of the sheep?

                                                                  • SRFriso94
                                                                    SRFriso94  1 months back

                                                                    ""And a three-day production delay that, according to the Dolittle choreographer, happened when 'the giraffe stepped on his own cock." I mean seriously, if this doesn't happen to a movie, why should you even bother to go see it?

                                                                    • Rachel
                                                                      Rachel  1 months back

                                                                      They're trying to make a come back of sorts. We just need professional dancers and singers to become actors, like the most famous dozen or so who made all the ones we have now. Like movies based on a woman being a professional dance swimmer and would be on skies most of the movie. Cant think of her name but she did a lot of movies.

                                                                      • BlueDiamond 29
                                                                        BlueDiamond 29  1 months back

                                                                        The Greatest Showman was not too bad though...

                                                                        • Øyvind Alexander Frivold

                                                                          i am not a fan of musicals but southpark: bigger, longer and uncut is my favorite movie.

                                                                          • Alice Stockli Stockli
                                                                            Alice Stockli Stockli  1 months back

                                                                            Ahhh I thanks for mentioning dr zhivago jesus I love that movie

                                                                            • kajsjdjfjedj jcdjdjdjcjdjd

                                                                              I love going to the movies. Problem is they cost a lot and most movies that are around me aren't anything but basic hollywood crap. I'm not gonna watch a remake or unnecessary sequal in the theaters. Also some tickets are just as expensive as getting cheap musical tickets. Would rather experience it live and have good voice talent than actors that can barely act let alone sing. I love the sound of music, would rather watch a production of it live than another movie remake of it.

                                                                              • Holly Co
                                                                                Holly Co  1 months back

                                                                                Strangely enough Hello Dolly is one of my favourite films, shows, soundtracks ever

                                                                                • Doctor straing Strange
                                                                                  Doctor straing Strange  1 months back

                                                                                  THE GIRAFFE STEPPED ON HIS OWN COCK?!

                                                                                  • bruh
                                                                                    bruh  1 months back

                                                                                    jeebus I love your channel so much lmfao 10/10 content

                                                                                    • lafayette the baguette
                                                                                      lafayette the baguette  1 months back

                                                                                      13.54 there’s a small mouse on the screen, on the bonnet

                                                                                      • Laura Sida
                                                                                        Laura Sida  1 months back

                                                                                        Musicals didn't die, they just tuned into the Disney Renaissance. With T.V. and internet we no longer can suspend your sense of disbelief. You realize there is not "little town" in France with a enchanted castle. You go to Europe and Paris is just a big city. It's not just your town/city/state/country/region that doesn't break into song randomly, it's all of them. Best regulate singing and dancing numbers to animation.

                                                                                        • Brandon  Burgos
                                                                                          Brandon Burgos  2 months back

                                                                                          20:57 you forgot about the luxurious BIGD

                                                                                          • César Abraham Castañeda Valencia

                                                                                            Nothing could be more depressing than the 3/2 The Hobbit video essay, so now I´m going to watch this to complete my morning ; )