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will there ever be any "original" movie musicals?

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will the entertainment industry ever loop back around to a time when it's acceptable to write musicals just for the screen (i.e. "Gigi") or will a movie musical have to rely on a broadway pedigree to be made?
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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3
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Gigi was based on a best selling French novel called "Colette". I'm wondering if anyone has ever written a truly ORIGINAL screen play for a musical? "High School Musical" may be it.
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But "High School Musical 3" is based on a series of made-for-tv musicals.

Is it still original?
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Would "Once" be considered a movie musical?
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I think High School Musical 3 is original. The plot and the music are completely new.
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ENCHANTED was originally conceived as a movie musical.

EDIT: The new Disney animated movie starring Anika Noni Rose will also be an original musical, I believe.
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Updated On: 12/24/07 at 02:29 AM