Greatest Song and Dance
Musical Moments and Scenes

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Greatest Song and Dance Musical Moments and Scenes
Film Title/Year and Brief Musical Scenes Description
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

This Jacques Demy musical love story - a heartbreaking and tragic cinematic opera about star-crossed lovers - featured 19 year-old Catherine Deneuve as the captivating and luminescent Genevieve - a 17 year-old shop girl in the French port of Cherbourg who fell in love with a lowly auto mechanic; this recitative film was unique in that every line was sung, even the most everyday conversational phrases, accompanied by a rich score by composer Michel Legrand.


Victor/Victoria (1982)

Blake Edwards' screwball sex farce was a lavish star vehicle for Julie Andrews, playing opera singer Victoria Grant who assumed the role of Polish gay drag queen singer Count Victor Grezhinski; two of the best-known songs were in these show-stopping numbers: (1) Chicago, Illinois performed wildly and aggressively with other showgirls in baby-doll underwear by uncontrollable, coarse, sex-starved Norma Cassady (Oscar-nominated Leslie Ann Warren) and (2) Le Jazz Hot - Victoria's production number performed in a black gown with stringy bat-wing sleeves and a rhinestone headdress - after which she revealed herself in her 'debut' as alter-ego male Victor by ripping off her head-dress.



Viva Las Vegas (1964)

This American romantic musical memorably teamed Elvis Presley (in one of his best films - and biggest box-office hit - as race car Grand Prix driver Lucky Jackson who must take a job as a singing casino waiter) with the fiery and voluptuous Ann-Margret (as swimming teacher Rusty Martin) - who were engaged in an off-screen romance at the time; it was noted for their dueling pelvises (most evident in the wild, orgiastic production number C'Mon Everybody), for Presley's famous rendition of the title song Viva Las Vegas (over the neon credits), and of Ray Charles' What'd I Say.


Greatest Song and Dance Musical Movie Moments and Scenes
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