Poll: Black Movie Musicals

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R.I.P. Diahann Carroll

Hollywood has lost a legend today, October 4th, 2019. Beloved Tony Award winning singer and Oscar nominated actress, Diahann Carroll, passed away from complications related to cancer. Diahann, who was first diagnosed and treated back in 1997 with cancer, and was free of the disease a scant 9 weeks later, sadly had it return this year. Condolences go out to all her family and friends. Diahann's story is a long one and we will not go into it here, but we recommend that you use the link above and read her biography page. She, as we all know, was heavily involved in both movies and television in a career that spanned 7 Decades. There are many memorable moments and roles that we all love dearly. So which one of her performances in these titles was your favorite? P.S. You may want to visit her star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7005 Hollywood Blvd., if you are ever in Southern California. She was honored April 3, 1990 for her Recording Career. Please leave your kind thoughts about Diahann here.

Sidney Poitier: The Man and His Films

Sidney Poitier, who was born in Miami, Florida, but grew up on Cat Island in The Bahamas, was the first male African American to win the Oscar for Best Actor (as Homer Smith in Lillies of the Field (1963)). He went on to become a director of nine films and producer of three. His early films dealt with race, bigotry, anger, and hatred but he always played those roles as a man of intelligence, dignity and humble pride. In 2002, he received an honorary Oscar “for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen and for representing the industry with dignity, style and intelligence.” If you want to see a list of his awards, honors and nominations, click on the quote. Which one of his films is your favorite? Discuss his work here. P.S. I never knew he did a third film as Virgil Tibbs, “The Organization” (1971). You learn something new everyday.

They Called Him Mister Poitier.

Sidney Poitier, the actor whom Morgan Freeman referred to as his "own heaven", just passed away... and it's a terrible loss for Cinema. He was one of the first African-American actors to be given truly substantial leading roles, to win an Oscar for one of them, to play characters who were beyond all the archetypes related to his ethnic background. Still, there was more in Poitier's characters, it wasn't just the experience of a Black man confronted to prejudices, but also a man of integrity, who carried his heritage with pride but always willing to prove that it takes more than a pigmentation to define him. Now, every movie lover is aware of the trailblazing symbol that Mr. Poitier incarnated and his sad passing is an opportunity to salute the record of all African-American or minority actresses and actors in Hollywood, for which he was the ultimate inspiration... as well as the epitome of class, charisma and gentleness. One can't ignore the legacy of Poitier, one of the last of AFI's Legends, and through this poll, let's celebrate ten of his most famous movie roles. Which one is your personal favorite? After voting, you might discuss the list here

Greatest song from a musical?

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Change one letter, get a whole new film!

Which of these potential movies would you most like to see? Discuss the list here

Best Soundtrack of the 70's Part II

Which of these soundtracks from the 1970s is the best? Discuss here Part I

AMC's Greatest Movies of All Time

According to a public poll created by AMC, these are the top 35 of the 100 greatest movies of all-time as of October 2016. Which one of these do you think is the greatest? Discuss the poll here

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Franchises

Only six media franchises have achieved the rare feat of securing all four crown jewels of the entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Which media franchise that has all four crown jewels of the entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony is most deserving? Discuss the topic here.

Entertainment Weekly's Top 50 Cult Movies

The term 'cult movie' was first used in the 1970s to describe the culture that surrounded underground films and midnight movies. These movies have aquired cult followings for their camp value (an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value). Other cult movies were controversial and suppressed at their release, but they are reclaimed or rediscovered. (Source: Wikipedia) In May 2003, magazine Entertainment Weekly published a list of the top 50 Cult Movies of All Time. Which cult movie is your favorite? Or, which one seems the most fascinating? You may discuss the poll here Note: Movies with more than 100,000 votes, Documentaries and Short Films are excluded.

Totally Rotten Musicals, Dude!

Which of these nightmarishly terrible musicals* brings you the most dread? Let's commiserate in tone deaf terms how much these musicals make our collective ears bleed ... over here. (*Musicals from 1970 to 1999 with IMDb average rating no higher than 5.9)

Top 250 Directors' Lowest Rated Titles

All the following directors have at least one movie in the IMDb Top 250 but not all of their movies have been so well received by critics and spectators. This list presents their lowest rated titles (minimum: 10,000 votes/max. rating: 6.5). Which of these movies do you like the most despite bad reviews? Or, if you haven't seen any, which one interests you the most? Discuss here! Live poll here! First part: Best Directors' Lowest Rated Titles here!

Musicals of the 1970s - Flowers and Establishment

The 1970s - Time of global political change. Time of free love, Blaxploitation, love, peace, and understanding. But also conservative movements of the establishment took place in the musical movie landscape. Musicals are an artful mirror of time. So when you look back in time, which musical of the 70s is your favorite? If you are too young to remember, please vote for the one which seems to be the most interesting to you. Chant your song here.

The Palmetto State Movies

The Palmetto State is the official nickname of South Carolina. In 1788 it became the 8th state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with South Carolina. It's a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in South Carolina. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with South Carolina? You may discuss the poll here Click here to vote for other States of America

Best Movie Directed by Sidney Lumet

Sidney Lumet was an American director, producer, and screenwriter. He was nominated five times for the Academy Award. He did not win an individual Academy Award, but did receive an Academy Honorary Award. Film critic Roger Ebert described him as "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." He was also known as an "actor's director". Which of these most voted movies directed by Sidney Lumet do you like the most? Discuss the poll here

The movies that are as good as the original books?

We all know some great movies are made from the books (or stories), but do we know are they so great in terms of the sources from which they were adapted? So, vote here for the movie that you think translated the best the intentions of the author of the original work. I chose book adaptations that have IMDB rating higher than 8, but you are free to suggest new movies that you think were as great as the books themselves. Discuss the list and add your suggestions here! P.S. The poll is sorted in alphabetical order, so not to make any movie "better" than the other. This would be simply your opinion on what do you think was really well adapted book or story.

Big Screen Musicals

When you're hankering for watching a musical from the 'big screen' which of the following musical forms best satisfies your watching and listening needs? Sing along with us your favorite musical songs over here!

Favorite rock musical?

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If Classic Movie Quotes were Politically Correct

Well, if Political Correctness (PC) prevents us from making fun of sensitive issues, let's just hope that, as a thin consolation, we can at least make fun of PC itself. So, which of these 25 cases of PC applied to classic movie quotes do you think is the most ridiculously funny? Without telling you what to do, and just in case this poll raised your interest, you can have a little chit-chat here if you click on this link. Thank you in advance.

Best Score Winners of the 1950s

Which of these films of the 1950s, that won the Academy Award for Best Music, do you think has the best score? Discuss here

Why on Earth Did I Make This Movie?

Even the most brilliant director always makes (at least) one bad movie in his/her career. Which movie with an IMDb rating of 5.5 or lower is most embarrassing for its otherwise celebrated director? Discuss the list here Related Poll: Why on Earth Did I Take This Role? (good actors in bad movies)