Mamma Mia! (2008) – Phylida Lloyd

The final recommendation for my screening of Jailhouse Rock for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is the beloved stage musical, Mamma Mia! Using the catchy tunes penned by cherished pop group, ABBA, the tale is a but of a post-modern Philadelphia Story as a young woman, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is on the…

Les Miserables (2012) – Tom Hooper

  So after you win an Academy Award for the King’s Speech, what do you do? If you’re Tom Hooper apparently you take on the world’s most beloved musical Les Miserables. The stage version, with music and lyrics by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel and Herbert Kretzmer seems to have run for time immemorial, based on the…