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Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.
     -George Bernard Shaw

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves- in finding themselves.
      -Andre Gide

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Newsies and their Influence on Boy Bands

Today we were talking about Newsies at work. Don't ask me how the 1992 Disney movie about newspaper boys in New York came up, but regardless, any convo about Newsies is a convo I want to be a part of.

I feel like the movie was a little under the radar for anyone my age or younger - I was only in 2nd grade when it came out. You need to be more of a preteen girl to properly appreciate the awesomeness of Newsies, and when I was 13 and was part of a dance recital number to a song from the movie, my friends and I become obsessed. Like OBSESSED. My fave character was Spot...you know "never fear, Brooklyn is here!" My thirteen year old self is swooning.

Let's also not forget that Christian Bale was the lead character - he's done more than just Batman and An American Psycho people!

Annnnyway, I'm getting off topic. After a thorough discussion of our favorite scenes and characters, we decided that watching the musical numbers from the movie was a necessary part of our work day. Just as amazing as I remember! However, I noticed something that I never caught before....Newsies is totally the precursor to the boy band movement of the late 90s/early 2000s!!! Check out these sweet moves from the Seize the Day video:

And now, for your viewing and comparing pleasure, let's go back to 2000 and check out 'NSync's Bye Bye Bye video. Ummmm do their dance moves during the chorus look familiar?

Love it.

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