A remake of the iconic stage-to-screen adaptation of West Side Story made in 1961 might be in the works due to Steven Spielberg’s interest. However, as is to be expected, some conflicting opinions about the project have surfaced amongst fans and critics.
In part I of this compilation, we enumerated film musicals based on, or inspired by, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Taming of the Shrew. To conclude this list, here are some other movie musicals based on Shakespeare’s plays, which you should certainly take a look at:
This year the world is acknowledging the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. With theatre companies and television channels all over the world commemorating the event, it’s impossible not to wonder which musicals have also found inspiration in the work of one of the most renowned and beloved writer of the world.
Disney has finally released the first teaser trailer for their stage-to-screen adaptation of Into the Wood, showing most of the cast and very little of the actual plot.
After the decay of the musical genre, music itself didn’t cease to be of upmost importance in films. The relationship between music and story, to which the musical contributed significantly, is yet to be forgotten, and some movies even go as far as inviting their characters to sing and dance, making a nod at the […]