I was Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street the other day and that made me think. I noticed that quite a bit of the movie musicals from nowadays are usually seen in the past. Take Sweeney Todd for example. It was set during the 1800s. Hairspray is the same way. It was set during the early 1960s. There’s also Chicago, Moulin Rouge!, The Phantom of the Opera, etc. I think that’s part of the reason as to why they’re appealing. I don’t know why, but that’s just what I think.
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I was just thinking about the movie that I had to watch for my Freaks and Monsters class. The movie that I had to watch was the 1946 Jean Cocteau La Belle et La Bête. Anyway, my teacher was saying that some elements never change in terms of stories, movies, etc. So after she had us watch the movie, she brought the arms that hold up the candelabras. That made me immediately think of the 2004 movie version of Phantom of the Opera because of the arm candelabras that were during the song The Phantom of the Opera. Anyway, I just found that to be interesting because the whole some elements never change things applies. The connection is that both movies have the arm candelabras.