Sing your way into the New Year!
I’m a musicals fan, I love a good sing song, much to my other half’s disgust at times. There’s no better way to beat the January blues than some feel good films. I have a lovely giveaway for you, not one but Five DVDs! They’re such classics, but not everyone has them in their collection, when you really should. Here’s what you can win:
The Bodyguard – I saw this film when it came out in the cinema more than once, it reminds me of growing up and going out by myself. It’s a brilliant film, and of course the soundtrack is amazing.
A Star is Born – A remake of the 1937 classic, this time as a musical about a Hollywood couple going through bad times. Would-be singer Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland) finds herself taken under the wing of fading star Norman Maine (James Mason) when she saves him from making a drunken fool of himself on stage. Changing her name to Vicki Lester, Esther becomes a star, and is soon married to Norman. However, as Vicki’s star rises, so Norman’s falls. Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin songs include ‘The Man That Got Away’.
Annie Get Your Gun – The irresistible combination of the story of ground-breaking sharpshooter Annie Oakley, fantastic songs like the rousing anthem “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and the setting of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
Calamity Jane – Tomboy Calamity Jane played by Doris Day recruits a singer for her stage show, not knowing she has taken not the star but the maid – romance and songs coupled with guns and Injuns – perfect.
Gypsy – The Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim musical follows the career of Gypsy Rose Lee from a young woman to 1930s burlesque headliner. Louise (Natalie Wood) is the young girl who is forced into the limelight by her theatrical mother Rose (Rosalind Russell) and becomes the celebrated stripper Gypsy. Karl Malden won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Herbie, a man who falls in love with Rose – and later regrets it.
You can also buy the DVDs here.
I’m running this giveaway over on Twitter, if you follow me over there here’s the tweet you need to retweet:
— Jenny (@midwifeandlife) January 17, 2017
Good luck and may your year be filled with music and laughter and love 🙂
I received copies of the DVDs as compensation for this post
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