Musical film

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  • Music In The Film : The Sound Of Music

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    decided to choose a film I had heard a lot about but had never seen, The Sound of Music. This film was released in 1965 and was an instant hit around the country. It broke the record for most box office hits of all time and it really brought out the light in musicals. It has a lot of significance in film history because it was one of the first major musicals. There had not been a lot of musicals before this film and with how successful this film was it paved the way for musicals to be more successful

  • Self Reflexive Aspects of Singing in the Rain Essay

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    Singin’ in the Rain (MGM, 1952) is an American musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. The film comically emulates the transition from the production of silent movies to ‘talkies’ in Hollywood during the 1920s. The narrative follows a successful silent film star named Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and his glamorous blonde on screen partner Lina Lamont as they attempt to adapt The Duelling Cavalier a silent film, into a talking film. However, the shrill sound of Lamont’s voice cast serious

  • Alan Menken 's The Whole New World

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    Rochelle, New York. Alan received a taste of the music life from the start, his mother, Judy Menken, was a young actress/playwright and his father, Norman Menken, DDS, was a piano playing dentist (Biography Comments 1). His whole family loved Broadway musicals and they spent many nights together just listening to his father play piano, Alan once said, “I showed an interest in piano at a very young age, but I hated to practice, so when my parents left the room I 'd make up my own version of the piece. That

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' The Disneyfication Of Broadway '

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    occupies under a long-term, forty-nine-year lease and currently uses to house the musical version of The Lion King. The city and state agreed to lend Disney an additional $28 million in low-interest loans in return for 2 percent of all ticket receipts from shows staged at the theater. (Wollman 447) With its acquisition of the theatre Disney opened Beauty and the Beast, a stage musical based on the company’s popular musical film, and not long after its opening did investors such as Time Warner and Madame

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: a Musical Theatre Virtuoso

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    Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Musical Theatre Virtuoso For many, musical theatre is an experience that not only posses the power of entertainment, but the power of transformation. Masters of music such as Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Berstein, and George Gershwin used music as a theatrical element by which intense emotions and ever changing moods could be expressed. Their beautiful scores are regarded as the most impressive and moving in musical theatre history. Joining them at the top is Andrew Lloyd

  • Essay on African American Representation in Show Boat

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    The evolution of musical theater in America can be viewed through many lenses. Through the lens of hindsight, it is easy to reflect on the treatment and portrayal of African-Americans in the contextual fruition of live entertainment in the United States. Dating back to the later half to the nineteenth and into the early twentieth century, ethnic representation in musical theater underwent a gradual change paralleling a shift in societal opinion toward racial equality. Though by today’s standards

  • How The Little Mermaid Changed The Division's Trajectory

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    The 1980s were a tough decade for Disney animated features. There had been a string of unsuccessful films leading to speculation about the future of the company. However, in 1989 The Little Mermaid changed the division’s trajectory. In his article in Time Magazine in 2014, “How the Little Mermaid Cued the Disney Animation Renaissance” Richard Corliss notes, “Disney had earned Best Song Oscars in 1941… and in 1947…then nothing — until The Little Mermaid again changed the studio’s luck. In the past

  • Essay about Depth Analysis of a Movie – "Chicago"

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    Analyzing The Entire Film – "Chicago" (2002) Understanding movies comes from describing and analyzing the cinematic, theatrical, and literary elements that combine to create meaning. These steps create a basic understanding of the artistic and technical elements found in moviemaking. In addition, the major characteristics of different film genres and classic movies will be analyzed. The purpose of this paper is analyzing the Academy Award winning film Chicago. This paper will describe the six

  • Jukebox Musicals Essay

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    Jukebox musicals began in film and later shifted to theatre. They had begun to make theatre more popular with the public, which had begun to gravitate towards film and music. By combining the two, they gain some of the same as well as a whole new audience. I will discuss how this came to be by speaking of the shift that occurred. But what exactly is a jukebox musical? Well, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a musical as “(n) a film or theatrical production typically of a sentimental or humorous

  • Music Is An Identifying Characteristic Of Film And Television

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    Music is an identifying characteristic of film and television; everyone who has been exposed to popular culture knows the theme for Star Wars and The Simpsons, even if they have never seen the movie or show. Disney movies are no exception, and this is largely due to the genius creative mind of Alan Menken. Menken is best known for composing the scores for some of the most beloved Disney classics, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Pocahontas, and Tangled. He also