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Old January 22 2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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AVQ&A feat. Trek BBS #1: Favorite musical sequences in non-musicals

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I liked your “Favorite musical scenes in musicals” AVQ&A. The next question seems obvious: What are your favorite musical scenes in non-musicals? I’d have to give my vote to Bill Murray and ScarJo rocking some karaoke in Lost In Translation. How about you? —MJ

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As a big fan of manly men singing manly songs, I was pleased to get two such scenes at the movies recently, with the House Republicans breaking into "Battle Cry of Freedom" in Lincoln (though I doubt that actually happened) and the dwarves singing their Misty Mountain lament in The Hobbit (a scene I hope goes twice as long in the upcoming extended cut). And while I confess to enjoying Picard, Worf and Data's rendition of "A British Tar" in Insurrection, for sheer masculine musical awesomeness, it's pretty hard to beat the circle of genuine English sailors singing "Don't Forget Your Old Shipmates" in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Faldee-faldee-faldee-faldee-rye-eye-oh!
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