Oliver! is perhaps one of my all-time favorite musicals. The film version, released in 1968, won 5 academy awards, including best picture. The film includes 13 of the original 16 songs from the British stage version, and every one is a delight to my ears. I'm not sure as to how many people have seen Oliver!, but I feel it is quite worthy of discussion. Although the theatrical versions tend to stay truer to Lionel Bart's original creation, I have viewed the movie countless times, and so any other version just seems strange to me. I am fond of every song, but I would say that my favorite would be "It's a Fine Life", sung by Shani Wallis (Nancy) or "Who Will Buy?" sung by Mark Lester (Oliver). But I mean, it's very difficult to choose a favorite. "Food, Glorious Food", "Oliver!", "Boy for Sale", "Where is Love?", "Consider Yourself", "You've Got to Pick a Pocket", "Oom-pah-pah"...the list goes on. So, do you prefer the film version or the theatrical version? Do you think that film distorted Lionel Bart's vision? Or did it present a well-done viewing experience, quite worthy of its Oscars? Am I the only one who thinks that Mark Lester was dubbed by a high-pitched British woman? Please, share your thoughts.