Like most people here, I love film. I hold no prejudice when it comes to the many genres and sub-genres that encompass the wonderful medium. However, here I am watching The Music Man on Detroit Public TV, and I find myself with the same thoughts and feelings that often run through my mind when watching musicals, which can basically be summed up as: "How silly."
It's weird. I like musicals when it comes to animation and plays, but not when it's a live action movie. I just can't accept that all the theatrical singing and dancing is occurring as part of the narrative of the film. It kills my immersion.
That's not to say that I don't appreciate them. I get that it can be a beautiful thing, but I just have a hard time taking them seriously.
I'm curious to hear how others feel about musicals. If you're a fan, what are some of your favorites? Maybe I'll check 'em out.