Top Five List: Musical Movies
Somewhat inspired by one of my most favourite books by Nick Hornby , High Fidelity, and it’s subsequent movie, (and with John Cusack and Jack Black being among my more favoured actors), I’d like to start a new regular list-style post: Top Five Lists.
For those who aren’t familiar with High Fidelity, – where have you been?! Go out immediately and get the book or movie! – it tells the story of Rob Fleming who is a London record store owner in his 30s whose girlfriend, Laura, has just left him. At his record shop — Championship Vinyl — Rob and his employees Dick and Barry spend their free moments discussing mix-tape aesthetics and constructing “top-five” lists of anything that demonstrates their knowledge of music.
We’ll not only focus on musical lists here at BlaBla, but to ensure that we honour the spirit of High Fidelity our first couple of lists will have a musical flavour to them.
Let’s start with Musical Movies – not “musicals” in the traditional sense necessarily, but movies that have a strong musical base or that tell the story through music and song. Take a look at my list and you’ll get the idea:
My Top Five Musical Movies:
Hard Days Night