Saturday, April 10, 2010

Carpe Diem

Here's another fun, quick video for your viewing pleasure!

This is a number called "Seize the Day" from the 1992 Disney film, Newsies!  The plot revolves around the New York City newspaper boy strike that occurred in July of 1899.  This is a decade before the likes of the High School Musical frenzy, and the movie wasn't a tremendous hit.  But I think it's sweet, and that these young performers are incredibly talented.

I love this number because of the awesome acapella chorale opening, and the weird, "Thriller"-influenced choreography!  Notice how well Christian Bale manages to hold his own in the dance section!  Also starring in this movie is David Moscow.  You may recognize him from his portrayal of young Josh (Tom Hanks as a boy) in the movie, Big.


Tell me what you think!

31 comments:

Feeling Just Right said...

There you are! I love watching out for your posts because they are always cute. This video made me wonder if they had boy-fights on the sets. That was actually the first thing that came to my mind. It made me smile :)

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

great post!

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Sylvia K said...

A terrific video, love the beat and the choreography! Thanks for a great start to my day! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Awesome. And can you imagine what a tough workout all that rehearsing and stuff must've been?!

Julie said...

I loved that movie! Think I need to introduce it to my younger girls...they've never seen it. Thanks for the reminder--hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Good Morning Joan

I wonder how many hours of practice and rehearsal time it took before they got it right?

Have a great weekend,

Ron

Pat said...

I do remember this and I probably took my girls to see it. Beautiful day today isn't it?
Have a wonderful weekend.

Eva Gallant said...

That was a fun video!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Great video! I really enjoyed it. I may have to go seek that movie out. I think I would like it!
Have a great weekend!

We live in a Zoo! said...

Yep, one of my all time favorite movies :D

TS Hendrik said...

I obsessed over that movie when I was a kid. I can still sing all the words to each song.

Jean said...

I can't even being to tell you how much I love this movie! A baby Christian Bale and David Moscow...not to mention all the other boys I recognize in this. I think I need to watch it again soon! Thanks for the reminder...I'm such a nerd!

Snooty Primadona said...

I can't believe you posted this! It's my favorite song from Newsies, which apparently no one I know ever saw.

KathyB said...

That was really fun to see! :D

Kakka said...

I have never ever heard of that movie. Interesting clip, loved the song.

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

cute..like one of the commenters above I think I need to let my daughters see this!

Kristin said...

Ummmmm, yeah...I could sing you EVERY song from Newsies. Love love love that movie! I'm the King of New Yorkkkkkkkk!

Erika said...

Oh how I LOVE this movie....it is the reason I am secretly (or not so secretly) in love with Christian Bale.....he makes my short list.

Bill S. said...

I loved it. He is great.

Momma Fargo said...

great post!

magically ordinary said...

I remember seeing this movie when it was released. I totally forgot Christian Bale was in it. Love him. And, such a fun movie!

Mercy said...

Wow, I haven't seen that movie in years! My sister used to know all the words to that song and would sing it while on the swing going as fast as she could.

Mumsy said...

I have never seen the movie but would like to now that I have seen this video. The singing and dancing was great.

gamommy2two said...

I can't believe I have never seen that movie! Thanks for the clip!

Jen said...

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50centlove said...

That was great! I have NEVER heard of that movie! I will definitely have to get it.

Delana said...

I never tire of watching musicals...live and in film. And the more dancing the better. Thanks for sharing.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

this is one of my favorite movies!! i have all the songs memorized :)

lifeshighway said...

I have never seen this movie but I loved the clip. I will have to go and rent it. Christian Bale was a surprise indeed in a musical but he did well and that made it fun. Besides the young boy from Big, I thought I recognized Dougie Howser's buddy in the first few seconds of the video.

Chell... said...

aw! <3
One of my fave's!

Take care :)

Dee said...

Love this!! terrific way to start my day!! going to do taxes:(, so this is an uplift!:) I'm new at this blogging things, so bear with me ... you have given me an insight as to just how "far" you can go with this!
Thanks for the beginning of the day! and I shall return!!
Pink Hugs,
Dee from deeslittlepinkie

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