Musical film

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  • Analysis of Singin in the Rain Essay

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    last films to be produced during the profitable golden age of the studio system. It evokes the typical characteristics of the popular MGM Hollywood musical by relying on superstar names and infectious dance numbers. However, Singin in the Rain incorporates an additional level of parody into its nostalgic plot that focuses on the disruptive shift from silent movies to "talkies." The film showcases classical Hollywood musical numbers supplemented by affectionate satire. The music of the film reflects

  • Review of the Movie Rob Marshall´s Chicago Essay

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    adaptation of Maurine Watkins 1926 musical of the same name. The story took place in the roaring 20’s based on the concept of femme fatale and commercialized criminals. The plot of the movie revolves around ambition and the fickle nature of fame, and breaks the boundaries of stereotypical musicals in its unique theatricality and stagecraft. The success in the cinematic, theatrical, and editing elements aid in the creation of wonderful movie that is Chicago. To analyze a film requires the understanding

  • Genre, Plot, And Theme Of This Play

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    1) Discuss the genre, plot, and theme of this play. The genre is a musical comedy. The rock music of the eighties moves the play through the story that is centered in the Bourbon Room bar in Los Angeles. Most of the characters in the play used to be in a rock band, currently are in a rock band or are trying hard to get into a rock band. The girls who wanted or currently want to make in movies are bar waitresses and strippers. Big business wants to close down the strip and develop a new business district

  • Analysis Of American Idiot

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    “Don’t want to be an American Idiot.” The hit musical, Green Days American Idiot, can be described as captivatingly entertaining and a show that will surely get your feet stomping to the beat of the music. The Broadway musical, American Idiot, was originally written by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and incorporates the music from Green Days hit album American Idiot. It is safe to say that American Idiot is different from most musicals, as the storyline is developed around a hit music album

  • Analysis Of The Film SinginIn The Rain

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    The 1952 classic film Singin’ in the Rain is mainly identified as the classic example of the Hollywood genre of a musical. This is revealed to the audience right from the beginning, during the opening credits, in which the three stars of the film are named and then shown singing the title song Singin’ the the Rain. The main characters, Don, Kathy, and Cosmo, break out into the many different scenes of song and dances, which make up the core genre conventions of a musical film. There are also the

  • Analysis Of Gerald MastBefore The Ball : American Musical Theater Before American Musicals

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    Gerald Mast, “Before the Ball: American Musical Theater Before American Musicals,” Can’t Help Singin’: The American Musical on Stage and Screen, 7-24 This dense excerpt provides the reader with a rapid overview of American Musical Theater Before American Musicals. The reading explains the reasons why multiple shows and musicals failed and how their plot and lyrics were preserved in writing. It recounts how the shows embraced the new technologies to provide more powerful shows. One of the multiple

  • Singing In The Rain

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    I went into this class last week thinking I would not enjoy this movie because it is a musical and because it was also filmed in 1952. However, I surprisingly really enjoyed this movie. I believe that the songs, dancing, and the storyline in Singing in the Rain came together really well and captured my attention throughout the whole movie. Singing in the Rain incorporates many songs and dances which substitutes many of the actor’s dialogue throughout the movie. I believe this allowed the characters

  • Villain Support Group Essay

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    simple 3 minute pop song. Additionally, since this idea would have been set within a high school, it was relevant to research similar musicals. For example, Heathers the Musical, Be More Chill, and Spring Awakening are all musicals set within a high school environment. Bare the Musical stood out to me the most personally, for the simple fact that within the musical, there are high school characters putting on a Shakespeare play. The song ‘Auditions’ would have been a brilliant way to inspire a script

  • Wizard Of Oz Film Analysis

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    INTRODUCTION The Wizard of Oz is a musical fantasy film created in 1939 starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, and Jack Haley. The film has many credited directors including Vector Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, and King Vidor. This film was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz is considered one of the greatest American films ever to be produced. (SOURCES:

  • Sound Of Music, Oklahoma !, The King And I, Carousel And South Pacific

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    Many people have probably heard of a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. They wrote the music and lyrics for many theatre classics, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Carousel and South Pacific. Since their collaboration in the 1940’s and 1950’s, their musicals have been viewed by many, and their songs have become classics. Although they were not the only innovators in musical theatre, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote many popular musicals,used new techniques, and won many awards;