Playlist: The Joy of Musicals – 25 favourite songs from BFI Musicals!
From ‘The Man That Got Away’ to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’… Queue up our Spotify playlist of great songs from movie musicals.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Where to begin with Japanese musicals
Your next obsession: the hidden history of Japanese musicals
Monday 21 October 2019
The best musical of every year – from the dawn of sound to the rise of the jukebox musical
We pick the finest film musical for each and every year of the genre’s 90+ year history, and find some surprises along the way.
Thursday 17 October 2019
10 great American musicals of the 1950s
When it comes to film musicals, there was perhaps never a better time and place than Hollywood in the 1950s, with each year bringing new feasts of song, colour and dance. As Guys and Dolls returns to cinemas nationwide, here’s our guide to the 10 best places to start.
Thursday 18 December 2014
10 great musicals of the 1960s
This list contains four best picture winners, and the one-time most successful film ever made.
Thursday 17 May 2018
10 great British musicals
While Hollywood may have dominated film musicals, a newly restored version of Powell & Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann proves that the UK has made plenty of bold and imaginative contributions to the genre. Here are 10 worth singing about.
Thursday 26 February 2015
36 amazing dance scenes
As BFI Southbank hosts a two-month celebration of some of the great dance movies, writers from across the BFI pick out a favourite on-screen dancing moment that always gets their toes tapping.
Tuesday 1 July 2014
On this day in 1964: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg was released in Paris
A massive influence on La La Land, Jacques Demy’s all-sung musical made a star of Catherine Deneuve and remains one of the most romantic films to emerge from the French New Wave era.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Six films you should watch before you see La La Land
Golden Globe winner La La Land is an intoxicating tribute to Hollywood and the classic musical. You’ll enjoy it even more if you catch these movies first.
Monday 9 January 2017
10 wonderfully cinematic waltzes on screen
One, two, three. One, two, three… These sublime cinematic moments sweep us up in the romance of a good waltz.
Thursday 25 May 2017
Farewell, Stanley Donen, and thanks for the juice
Director of the most exuberant Hollywood revels, from Singin’ in the Rain onwards, Stanley Donen burnished the moment for as long as he could. Mark Cousins bids farewell to a filmmaker whom he celebrated at the 1995 Edinburgh Film Festival.
Tuesday 26 February 2019
Behind the scenes: Funny Face
Evocative shots that take us back to Paris in 1956, where Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire are filming on location for the musical romance Funny Face.
Tuesday 25 February 2014