Will asked, why am I putting Dreamgirls in the number one stop in my recent best pic predictions.
Maybe a better question, is Why Not Dreamgirls?
Dreamgirl's is a Broadway musical, and obviously recent movie musicals are hit-or-miss with audiences and critics but this seems like it's on track for a hit.
Also, people like stories of triumph...unfortunatly the more artistic film artists are often involved in projects that can't deal with the triumph of the human spirit, except the genre of musical seems to open up a unique opportunity. What might be viewed as trite can be glamerous and artful when overdone in this style.
Also, talented cast and crew, some with nice award pedigrees.
Plus, Our society is enamored with the dream of accesible stardome: Ray, Walk The Line, American Idol.
Dreamgirls is the same but different.
Director/screenwriter Bill Condon did a great job writing the adaption to Chicago...I think he could do again, this time in the director's chair.
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