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Cinemania: best musicals

Posted by Peter Keough  September 26, 2013 09:44 PM

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When sound was added to motion, it was born.

Since “The Jazz Singer” (1927), the musical has been pronounced dead many times, but always another one comes along, takes off at the box office, and sometimes wins an Oscar or two. The most recent variation on the form, the breakdancing “Battle of the Year,” opened last week, and not even that was enough to kill off the genre. Which musicals are your favorites? Put your picks in the comments section or drop a line to me at petervkeough@gmail.com. The deadline for entries is Monday, September 30. We’ll be running the top five on October 6. [Shown is “Night and Day” from “The Gay Divorcee” (1934)]

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