I agree Vash01 about musicals made into movies. I think musicals that work on the stage don't necessarily work on a movie screen just because a movie screen tends to make things very broad and sometimes the lack of a strong plot in a musical is really emphasized on screen whereas on the stage that can be supplemented by staging. My favorite movie musicals are probably Singin' in the Rain, My Fair Lady, and Oklahoma. I think the film version of Rent was horrid and really exposed the lack of depth in both the plot and most of the music. I'm looking forward to Les Miserables and hope it is effectively adapted for the screen. I think film directors make a mistake with movie musicals when they just throw up what was on stage on the screen and don't consider the specific demands of the film medium are different than those of the stage.