The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy sci-fi horror film by 20th Century Fox directed by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman . The screenplay was written by Sharman and actor Richard O’Brien , who appears in the film, which is based on the 1973 musical stage production of the same title , with music, book, and lyrics by O’Brien. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B moviesof the 1930s through the early 1970s. Along with O’Brien, the film stars Tim Curry , Susan Sarandon , and Barry Bostwick and is narrated by Charles Gray with cast members of the Royal Court Theater , Roxy Theater , and Belasco Theater productions.

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West Side Story (movie)

West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic drama movie directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins . The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name , which William Shakespeare ‘s play Romeo and Juliet . It stars Natalie Wood , Richard Beymer , Russ Tamblyn , Rita Moreno , and George Chakiris , and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp , ASC, in Super Panavision 70. Released on October 18, 1961, United Artists , the film received high praise from critics and viewers, and became the second highest grossing film in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and Won 10, including Best Picture (as a special award for Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a musical movie.

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The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer . Widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history , [5] it is the best-known and most commercially successful adaptation of Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz . [6] It stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale , Alongside Ray Bolger , Jack Haley , Bert Lahr , Frank Morgan , Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton, with Charley Grapewin , Pat Walshe and Clara Blandick , Terry (billed as Toto), and the Singer Midgets as the Munchkins . [7]

Notable for its use of Technicolor , fantasy storytelling, musical score, and memorable characters, it has become an icon of American popular culture. It was nominated for six Academy Awards , including Best Picture , but lost to Gone with the Wind . It Did win in two other categories, Including Best Original Song for ” Over the Rainbow ” and Best Original Score by Herbert Stothart . While the movie was considered a success on August 1939, it failed to generate profit for MGM, earning only $ 3,017,000, it has $ 2,777,000 budget, which has made it the most expensive production to date. [3] [8][9]

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