Not only is Thoroughly Modern Millie a zany romantic spoof of the Roaring Twenties, itâ€™s a musical that won an Oscar for Best Original Music Score! Julie Andrews stars as Millie, an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore), fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy (James Fox). In the end it takes a rich nutty jazz baby like Muzzy (Carol Channing) to unravel all these complications, give a great party, and match up lovers. Julie Andrews is at her peak of adorability in this enjoyable (and surprisingly sarcastic) spoof of the 1920s. It has every trick: occasional silent-movie intertitles, flapper lingo ("Oh, banana oil"), and a laughable plot about women being sold into white slavery by the scheming manageress (splendid Beatrice Lillie) of a Hotel for Ladies, aided by a cabal of wicked Chinese. (The stereotypes are bearable only if you remember this is a spoof of silent movie melodrama.) Even with able support from Mary Tyler Moore and James Fox, this is Julie's show; she plays to the camera with the collusion of director George Roy Hill, who's clearly smitten with her silly streak. The movie has an annoying tendency to spend time on musical numbers--a Jewish wedding, a vaudeville act--that don't serve the plot. A future Broadway musical would create a new score, except for the delightfully catchy title tune. --Robert Horton
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Manufacturer: Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Brand: Buena Vista Home Video
Hayley Mills brings a joyful enthusiasm to this nostalgic, musical, and bighearted adventure in small-town living, now on Disney DVD. When a close-knit Boston family loses their fortune, they find a wealth of family secrets, young love, and charming summer nights in Beulah, Maine. A good-natured postmaster, pretentious cousin Julia, and the mysterious absentee landlord, Mr. Hamilton, populate their new life in a charming old yellow house. Featuring an all-star supporting cast, including Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire, and Deborah Walley, this classic and wondrous tale will delight the entire family and belongs in every Disney collection.|This film is based on the novel "Mother Carey's Chickens," by Kate Douglas, which has become an American classic.
Manufacturer: HBO Studios
Brand: HBO HOME VIDEO
La Vie En Rose (DVD)Marion Cotillard ("Big Fish," "A Very Long Engagement") won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her performance in this examination of the life of singer Edith Piaf (1915-1963), known as "The Little Sparrow." Piaf grew up in difficult circumstances, living at times with her mother, an alcoholic street singer; her father, a circus performer; and a grandmother, a madam at a brothel. A 20-year-old street singer, she is discovered by a club owner who is soon murdered, and coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls. Her rise to fame after that was fast, and her constant companions were alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of a love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien" (translated: "No, I regret nothing"). In addition to Cotillard's Best Actress Oscar, "La Vie En Rose" also took home an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup. French-language film with English subtitles.]]> Edith Piaf is the subject of La Vie en Rose, director Olivier Dahan's powerful if emotionally redundant biographical film about the iconic French superstar whose life, as depicted here, seems to have been a numbing succession of tragedies interrupted on occasion by artistic triumph. Dahan's portrait begins with Piaf's stay in a brothel as a young girl. Left to the care of her grandmother (who runs the place) after her father pulls her away from a narcissistic mother, Piaf undergo...
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Widescreen Edition)
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Brand: Universal Studios
Discover the magic of the Mean One this holiday season! Oscar-winning director Ron Howard and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer bring Christmas' best-loved grump to life with the help of the irrepressible Jim Carrey as The Grinch. The Grinch is a celebration of the holiday spirit no home should be without! Why is The Grinch (Carrey) such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and The Grinch's world upside down, inside outâ€¦ and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas.
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
One of the most popular movie musicals ever made! Funny Girl follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar(R) for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include "Don't Rain On My Parade" and the Streisand classic "People."
Manufacturer: Buena Vista Home Video
Brand: Buena Vista Home Video
Starring Academy Award(R)-winner Robert Duvall (Best Actor -- TENDER MERCIES, 1983) and screen favorite Ann-Margret, here's the true story of a courageous group of newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon. Determined to make their dreams come true, they find the courage to challenge the powerful! Critically acclaimed from coast to coast -- if you're looking for must-see, feel-good entertainment, NEWSIES delivers!|The film was inspired by a real-life strike that occurred in 1899 when a group of newsboys took on publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer and won.|The film has found a second life on the Internet as a cult classic thanks to its popularity among young girls.|Recognize the name Trey Parker in the cast list? It's not who you think it is -- the "South Park" creator was never a singing, dancing newsboy.
Getting Started on Drums Featuring Tommy Igoe DVD - Setting Up / Start Playing
Manufacturer: Hudson Music
Brand: Hudson Music
small_gsod.jpg small_gsod-back.jpg thumbnail_gsod.jpg thumbnail_gsod-back.jpg Tommy Igoe: Getting Started on Drums Also Available At: Item: HL320288 $19.95 Featuring world-renowned drummer, solo artist, author and educator, Tommy Igoe, Getting Started On Drums is an entertaining and educational way for beginning drummers to learn the right way to play Ã„Ã® right from the start. Covers all the concepts a new drummer needs, such as Setting Up and Unpacking your new drums, The Bass Drum, The Bass Drum Pedal, Rack Tom-Toms, Floor Tom-Toms, The Snare Drum, The Hi-Hat, The Power Square, Cymbals and Stands, The final Tune-Up, Start Playing! Also covers how to choose, hold and use your sticks, How to control your pedals, a Basic Coordination lesson, Three grooves you can play right now!, Four cool drum fills, Three playalong songs you can jam with, Tips on your next steps, and Tommy playing along to a tune.
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video
Brand: Warner Brothers
Great Race, The (DVD)Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood star in aslapstick farce about a 22,000-mile road race from New York to Paris setin 1908.Dastardly, black-garbed Dr. Fate (Lemmon) dares the world's greatesthero, The Great Leslie (Curtis), to the race across the Wild West,through frozen Alaska and into the Kingdom of Carpania. Fate sets aseries of nefarious traps for Leslie, but neither plans on theindefatigable suffragette Maggie DuBois--the object of both Leslie's aFate's affection--to enter the race, determined to strike a blow forfeminism.]]>
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
You'll be seeing stars and stripes as the most fascinating leaders in American history come to life in 1776, a musical about the birth of a nation! With the Boston Harbor still stained from over-taxed British tea, a revolution is brewing in the colonies! And now England has thousands of troops headed for America's shores to squelch her subjects' freedom-loving spirit! It's up to John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to convince a stubborn congress of British colonists to unite as American patriots turn the inevitable war with England into a Declaration of Independence!