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100 Meme - Film #2 
2nd-May-2012 04:40 pm

I love Musicals ... so you will get a few on my list.

Guys and Dolls is probably a more unusual one to have as the first on the list.

I love Frank Sinatra, and we have a slim looking Marlon Brando ... well, there are a couple of good reasons!

If you don't know the story, look here ... but basically Frank Sinatra plays a guy who runs a Crap game and he bets Marlon Brando (a big time gambler) that he can't get a date with Jean Simmons (who plays a Salvation Army gal) ... Marlo manages by actually betting with Jean that sh has the wrng Bible verse on the table!

It is a story of love and the changes that the 5 main characters are willing to make to be with their loved ones.

There are some great songs ....

Frank Sinatra ... Guys and Dolls
The film title song (not the credits though)

Marlon Brando ... Luck Be A Lady
It's a song you hear on the radio, with other singers, yet here it is in context ... A Crap game in a sewer!

Overall, it is just a fun (and silly) way to spend a couple of hours!

2nd-May-2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
I love the older musical. Not too crazy about Rent. It bored me to death. The old musical were so bright and fun. West Side Story is one of my favs. I do love the songs from Guys and Dolls.

I tried to play the first video and it is blocked for me. Something about the country I'm from. How Rude! LOL! The second one did play. Marlon Brando was so attractive in this. Tommy's niece was in the version her school did. It was fun to see kids doing it.
2nd-May-2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
West Side Story is one of my favs

Did you know that there's an LJ community for it .
2nd-May-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
No I didn't. Thanks for the info.
2nd-May-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that is one film that won't be on my list!
2nd-May-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
There are a great selection of well known songs in this film. My brothers school did it last year. One of a few musicals that has lots of great "guy" roles.

Wonder why the USA don't want you to listen to Frank Sinatra (LOL) ... I sometimes get that with your videos. There doesn't seem to me much rhyme or reason as to which get blocked ... PS Sorry!
2nd-May-2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
I saw a live production of Guys and Dolls years ago starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein. They had the most colorful and beautiful costumes.
2nd-May-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
I love the suits the guys all wear in the film ... really "dapper"
2nd-May-2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I love "Guys and Dolls'!!!!

I got a horse right here, his name is Paul Revere....

Sit down your rocking the boat...

...take back your pearls, what made you think I was one of those girls...

I love "Guys and Dolls" Did I mention that before? ~_^
3rd-May-2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Brilliant film - yes, I could have kept going!

The songs are great ... and a lot of popular, well known ones in there.

"It says here, The average unmarried female, basically insecure ..."
3rd-May-2012 04:02 pm (UTC)

" Due to some long frustration may react
With psychosomatic symptoms
Difficult to endure
Affecting the upper resperatory tract."

3rd-May-2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
*g* ... and to think my doctor thought I had Asthma!
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