Musical film

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  • Moulin Rouge Analysis

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    Additionally, the film is a love song to spectacle, to all forms of spectacle, including cabaret, opera, musical comedy, dance, to theater, and, of course, film. As Stuckey points out, “the cabaret acts, especially the (in)famous can-can, but also the drama ‘Spectacular Spectacular’, provide frenetic musical numbers for Moulin Rouge! that serve to amaze the audience.” The can-can dance is a flurry of legs and petticoats thrown up in the air, edited with a fast pace to convey the excitement Christian

  • Les Miserable Scene Analysis

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    The scene that I have chosen to apply my learning in this term to, as well as specifically analyze, is the 2012 Universal and Working Title Films production of the movie-musical Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper. This musical focuses on the lives of several characters in France during the early 1800’s; Jean Valjean is an ex-convict who breaks parole to start a new life, Javert is the chief of police dedicated to upholding the law, Fantine is a single mother who turns to prostitution as a way

  • Paradoxic Realism In Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

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    The paradoxic realism that defines Jacques Demy’s film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is evident even in the title sequence. Pastel umbrellas dance over the cold gray sidewalk, falling in and out of perfect symmetry. People walk to work, to school, no doubt grumbling that they are caught in the rain. Life goes on, but a mundanity of life suddenly becomes worthy of Michael Legrand’s sweeping orchestrations. In contrast, Hollywood musicals made it their job, their purpose to make people forget that the

  • Glee Essay

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    assessment of the musical performances on Glee correct? Discuss the interplay of melodrama, irony and intertextuality in Glee. Your essay should contain detailed analysis of at least two scenes from Glee’s 1st season. Your essay should also make reference to your core course readings on television and postmodernism. Due 14 September their true voice; and this one was, to me, ultimately about the series demonstrating its own voice and its space within the world of contemporary musicals. I don’t know

  • Grease Essay

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    is the word when it comes to my favorite musical past-time. But the question is, what was it about the rock and roll era in the 50s that influenced the writers of this stage musical turned movie? Also, how did this type of film affect the popular culture of the past and of today? That is the basis of this paper…. Grease began as a five-hour long amateur show presented in a Chicago trolley barn in the summer of 1971 and eventually made Broadway. The film version of "Grease" began almost immediately

  • The Musical Segments Of The Film ' Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs ' Pinocchio, And Dumbo

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    to connect classical music with animations. Directed by James Algar and released in 1940, this movie was the first of its kind, using classical music and creating scenes with animations around that music or vice versa. This movie contains eight musical segments all narrated by Deems Taylor with different music and animations like Mickey Mouse, fairies, flowers, dinosaurs, figures from mythology, animals, and spirits for each of the scenes. As

  • Genre Analysis Essay

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    Analysis The musical film has always held a special place for me. From my time as a drama student in high school, my eyes have been opened to the amazing world of the musical and especially the musical film. The musical film is a film genre in which the characters sing songs that are integrated into the overall story. Since musicals first began in theaters, musical films usually contain similar elements. These elements often simulate that there is a live audience watching. In a sense, the film viewers

  • Film Analysis Of The Film 'SinginIn The Rain'

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    Rain” was a film released in 1952, and is a combination of a musical and a romantic comedy. The film takes on a portrayal of 1920’s Hollywood culture that is very easygoing and cheerful. And as is the situation with most films that are regarded as classics, it originally received very lukewarm reactions upon its initial release, but as time went on people began to notice and appreciate its candor. Nowadays it’s regarded as the greatest musical film ever made, and one of the best films ever made period

  • Dancer in the Dark Film Review Essay

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    was stronger than that of maybe any other film I've ever seen. It shook me, stirred my emotions, made me think and reflect, it disturbed me in the most positive sense of the word and it still does. Its radical make, boldness and consistency exceeds all expectations and probably everything that's come before. This is the perfect example of a director's vision uncompromisingly realized. To be fair, I have to say that "Dancer in the dark" is one of those films that people either deeply admire and love

  • Choreographer Busby Berkeley’s Contributions to Film Essay examples

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    Berkeley’s Contributions to Film Berkeley’s creations were not meant to focus on dance. He envisioned an overall moving pattern, which he created by using moving bodies. He made the art of choreography a technique of design and visual mathematics, and combined this with his knowledge of film to bring his vision to life on the big screen. The skill of this multi-talented man brought Hollywood musicals to their full potential, creating a high demand for dance in films. William Berkeley Enos was