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The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« on: May 13, 2015, 03:39:31 pm »
Which black movie musical is your favorite?

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Re: The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 06:08:04 am »
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Re: The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 06:35:20 am »
Purple Rain easily for me. 

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Re: The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 10:16:37 am »
This one isn't hard for me. Purple Rain is a great concert film featuring an all-time great plus Morris Day and Jerome to keep the plot from getting in the way too much plus Apollonia to look at as an extra bonus. What's not to like?

The Wiz is, well, The Wiz. That is a kind of odd adaptation of a Broadway show that is not without its charms but still feels like a  very traditional musical to me. The biggest problem is that I don't find the music very memorable outside of that Stephanie Mills recording of Home with Take 6 doing the backing vocals. (I remember Ease On Down The Road but I don't like it.)

So, yeah, I'll go with Purple Rain.
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Re: The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 12:44:51 pm »
I tempted to move for a 2 day ban for, Reggie, promoting this blasphemy!

PURPLE RAIN is one of the greatest movies of all time in any genre!

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Re: The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 09:13:04 pm »
I tempted to move for a 2 day ban for, Reggie, promoting this blasphemy!

PURPLE RAIN is one of the greatest movies of all time in any genre!
I'm always stunned by the number of hardcore WIZ fans out there. I wanted to see how deep their love was for the film.

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Re: The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 03:33:39 pm »
Confession: I've never seen Purple Rain. I remember when it hit television, Mom and Dad wouldn't let me see it.

It's on my list.

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Re: The Wiz or Purple Rain?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015, 12:05:10 pm »
Confession: I've never seen Purple Rain. I remember when it hit television, Mom and Dad wouldn't let me see it.

It's on my list.

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Agreeing 500% with Curtis.
I can watch ANY clip of Purple Rain and become completely enamored all over again.
The Wiz...not so much. 
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