Miami Vice (1987) -Heroes of the Revolution, and Contempt of Court

John Schulian pens the final episode of the season from a story by Dick Wolf, and the third season closed out on 8 May, 1987. Gina (Saundra Santiago) started the season with Irish Eyes are Crying, and she ends the season with Heroes of the Revolution when she is used by a Eastern European spy,…

Singin’ in the Rain (1952) -Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly

  For me, screen musicals don’t get any better than Singin’ in the Rain. It’s my favourite. It combines great music, with a fun look at Hollywood on the cusp of transitioning to talkies, and features some wonderful sequences and a completely charming cast in the form of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds….

Funny Girl (1968) – William Wyler

  I was completely charmed by this one. That’s twice Streisand has wowed me when I thought she wouldn’t. Clocking in at two and a half hours, this is the final musical recommendation to go with my screening of The Jazz Singer for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Babs is Fanny…

Pal Joey (1957) – George Sidney

  Frank Sinatra seems to be playing a version of Frank Sinatra in this highly enjoyable musical that is the next recommendation from my screening of The Jazz Singer for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Filled with great tunes, almost every single one of them I knew (included one I sang…

White Christmas (1954) – Michael Curtiz

  Sure, we’re only part way through November, but this was the next title on the recommendation list from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of the Jazz Singer. Despite being set at Christmas, this isn’t an overly sappy holiday season movie, sure the signature song pretty much opens and…

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) – Vincente Minnelli

  The next musical for me to watch from the Great movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Jazz Singer is this Judy Garland classic, that has a lot of familiar songs that have now become standards. The year is 1904, the World’s Fair is a year off, but it’s…

Road to Singapore (1940) – Victor Schertzinger

  The first musical recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Jazz Singer, is this highly enjoyable romp starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Hope and Crosby play Ace and Josh respectively, a couple of sailors, and chums who love to crack-wise, drink, chase…

The Jazz Singer (1927) – Alan Crosland

  The first ‘talkie,’ is also the first title in the musical section of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This was the first time I had seen this one, all I’d known of it before was that at some point, Al Jolson as Jack Robin, previously Jakie Rabinowitz, dons blackface to…