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MAD ABOUT MUSICALS
June 28, 2018  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 a.m. ET

 

TCM’s month of movie musicals, shown every Tuesday and Thursday in June, is at an end, but what a way to go out: The action begins at 8 a.m. ET with 1971’s The Boy Friend (where waifish supermodel Twiggy played a flapper), and, over the course of the day and night, includes everything from 1973’s Godspell (3 p.m. ET) and 1972’s 1776 (5 p.m. ET) to 1968’s Funny Girl (8 p.m. ET) and 1971’s Fiddler on the Roof (10:45 p.m. ET). And the evening, and the month-long salute to movie musicals, ends with two audaciously directed films: 1972’s Cabaret (at 2 a.m. ET) and 1975’s Tommy (at 4:15 a.m. ET). Among the many, many things to look for: the climax of Godspell (pictured), filmed atop one of the towers of the World Trade Center, which at the time was still under construction.

 
 
 
 
 
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