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  History of Musical Film 2000
The animated musical boom of the 1990's had petered out, and musical films once again became almost as rare as literate sitcoms.
Intended as a tribute to the musicals of Fred Astaire, the result was an unsatisfying mish-mosh that left audiences giggling with embarrassment.
Musical film took another turn into new territory with 8 Mile (2002), the first film to feature a hip-hop score that grew out of and played a part in the film's story line.
www.musicals101.com /2000film.htm   (1024 words)

 ARTSEDGE: The Life of Maria von Trapp: Selecting a Musical Accompaniment
Using the Musical Elements Worksheet as a pre-write, students will produce a rough draft of the letter persuading you, the director, that their musical choice is best suited to accompany the monologue.
Remember, musical accompaniment may be used as an introduction or conclusion to the monologue, or may accompany the reading of the monologue.
Choosing a musical selection to accompany a piece of original writing or a piece of literature is a valuable exercise for practicing the writing process, writing to persuade, and building musical vocabulary.
artsedge.kennedy-center.org /content/2384   (1000 words)

 Musical film - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
A sub-genre of the musical is the musical comedy, which includes a strong element of humour as well as the usual music, dancing and storyline.
The musical is responsible for the transition from silent film to sound film in the development of the motion picture.
Typically the biggest difference between the movie musical and the musical theater is the use of lavish background scenery which would be impractical in a theater.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=19029   (594 words)

 What Makes a Good Musical?
Musicals are a particular genre of film that seem to be coming back into focus after disappearing from the entertainment scene for quite a few years.
Much like when you experience a theatre musical show, you want the atmosphere and the storyline to grab you and show you what makes the characters in the movie so special, and what they are really feeling when they sing their songs.
Some musical directors have even gone so far as to employ the original theatre cast to star in the movie, meaning that the film still retains that original look and feel that the fans are used to but the director can expand and play on this with special effects and great use of cinematography throughout.
www.elitemoviedownloads.com /articles/good_musical.asp   (461 words)

 Musical / Dance Films
Musical arrangers, song-writers, conductors, and dance instructors hurried to the West Coast to be part of the onslaught of 'talking' musicals.
The film featured the delightful pairing of red-haired singer Jeanette MacDonald (in her first film, debuting as the frustrated Queen Louise of Sylvania) and French entertainer and the film's sole star Maurice Chevalier in his second sound picture (as womanizer Alfred Renard and MacDonald's consort/prince).
In the early 1930s, director Rouben Mamoulian was most adept at stylizing musicals, using various devices in his pictures, such as slow motion (to create dreamy interludes and imaginary settings), a moving camera, swift transitions between scenes, a double-channel soundtrack with overlapping dialogue, and reversed films.
www.filmsite.org /musicalfilms.html   (2816 words)

 FILM308 - The Musical Film
FILM 308 FA The opening lectures will present a brief background of Hollywood history (studio system, technological developments, etc.), as well as a specific history of the musical genre (Busby Berkeley, Astaire/Rogers, Freed Unit).
The remainder of the course will examine various approaches to the musical (genre, auteur, etc.); the contributions of individual stars, producers, directors, composers, art directors, with the emphasis on directorial style and the creation of an "unreal" musical universe and how audience perception is manipulated to receive such a world.
This course is only open to junior and senior Film majors.
www.wesleyan.edu /wesmaps/course0304/film308f.htm   (158 words)

 YNFP preparing for musical film in Lincang
And her favorite films are Pairs Texas, Kings of the Road which directed by Wim Wenders and the Crazy Stranger which directed by Tony Gatlif.
Yu, proposed the 'non-language', is the language of music, is also the language of light and shade, is the moral language which unable to say.
She is looking forward to shooting a film which full of songs and emotions.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /market/2006-10/27/content_718755_2.htm   (352 words)

 YNFP preparing for musical film in Lincang
Yunnan New Film Project is going to make a musical film in Lincang, Yunnan next year.The director Yu Jiangyin, who is currently considered among the most talented of China's young composers, will go to Lincang to look for the local musical and dancing elements this November.
The culture of Va ethnic highlights in Muguwu which is a kind of dancing with wooden drum and the rural village which full of Cangyuan culture.
Yunnan New Film Project will find the most attractive point to make a splendid musical film which including the interesting story and unique music in Lincang.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /market/2006-10/27/content_718755.htm   (206 words)

 John Travolta and Queen Latifah to Star in New Line Cinema’s Musical Film Adaptation of Hairspray
The new version of the film will be based on New Line's hit Broadway adaptation of the film which debuted in 2002, and went on to win eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Director.
Shaiman will also serve as the film's music supervisor and will compose the music score for the film as well as produce its songs.
Travolta burst into the dance musical world thirty years ago with Saturday Night Fever and packed a one-two punch the following year with the release of Grease, the most successful movie musical of all time.
www.timewarner.com /corp/newsroom/pr/0,20812,1170759,00.html   (670 words)

 Musical-Guide London bei musical-guide-london.de: Musical The Producers
Die Musical-Version des gleichnamigen Films soll Hitler, den größten Diktator aller Zeiten, einmal aus einer völlig ungeahnten Perspektive zeigen.
Mel Brooks beginnt mit diesem Film seine Karriere als Regisseur, wobei seine Filme oftmals als Gegenstück zum intellektuellen Humor z.B. von Woody Allen gewertet werden.
Dauer des Musicals 2 Stunden und 45 Minuten (inkl.
www.musical-guide-london.de /london-musicals-the-producers_musical.html   (190 words)

 Catalonia Cats
The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative.
A subgenre of the musical film is the musical comedy, which includes a strong element of humour as well as the usual music, dancing and storyline.
Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater; performers often treat their song and dance numbers as if there is a live audience watching.
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  Disintegrating the musical
Kelly and Donen's film, she argues, is haunted by an "anxiety of influence of a peculiarly American sort" (Clover, 727).
It is a film, she writes, that worries about the fact that "too many of the unseen artists whose moves have been put to such brilliant and lucrative use in the 'white dancer's field' of the film musical are fl." (Clover, 729).
In varying degrees, these films and music videos have set out to (generically) "disintegrate" the musical by foregrounding both its lack of racial integration and the "forgetting" of the history of fl performance and performers in the genre.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/reviews/rev0703/jbbr15.html   (1989 words)

  Musical film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A sub-genre of the musical is the musical comedy, which includes a strong element of humour as well as the usual music, dancing and storyline.
The musical is responsible for the transition from silent film to sound film in the development of the motion picture.
Typically the biggest difference between the movie musical and the musical theater is the use of lavish background scenery which would be impractical in a theater.
www.claremore.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Musical_film   (621 words)

 Musical film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The musical is set during wartime, where a group of three sailors are on a 24 hour shore leave in New York.
There also had been the concern that the musical had lost touch with the tastes of the general public in America and that the musical was increasingly doomed to be something viewed by a smaller and smaller audience.
A list of musicals in alphabetical order can be found here (names beginning A to L) and here (names beginning M to Z); note that not all of these have been made into films.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Musical_film   (1899 words)

 Musical film - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A subgenre of the musical is the musical comedy, which includes a strong element of humour as well as the usual music, dancing and storyline.
Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater; performers often treat their song and dance numbers as if there is a live audience watching.
Musical stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were among the most popular and highly respected personalities in Hollywood during the classical era; the Fred and Ginger pairing was particularly successful, resulting in a number of classic films, such as Top Hat, Swing Time and Carefree.
voyager.in /Musical_film   (943 words)

 musical film
Music and screenplay were written by the same people who did MARY POPPINS, Richard and Robert Sherman.
This is a remake of a classic film of the same title, but this time done in the form of musical.It's a story of 5 people who have crash landed in the mountain in Tibet.
The film recalls the golden era of musical threatre, from 1912 to 1940.
www.euronet.nl /users/zipadido/musical.htm   (1789 words)

 Find Musical Film Posters For Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Buena Vista Social Club is a documentary film following the veteran Cuban band, that consists of the greatest musicians in that country.
Chicago, in which superb script and elegant musical scores are harmonized, is the most brilliant work among recently released movies.
Musical movie is quite difficult genre for producers to get on, for it requires truly matured professionals to be participated in, as well as huge amount of budget.
music.eigo-manabu.com /musical_film   (437 words)

 Musical Film: The Umbelievable Genre, Ramon Paredes
According to Kracaucer, film “is uniquely equipped to record and reveal physical reality and, hence, gravitates toward it.” Even when the film reflects the irregularities of life, he adds, it’s accepted as a representation of reality.
Basically, there are four kinds of musicals: a) operas[6]; b) “all-sung musicals”; c) unintegrated musicals (that is, it deals with a singer or a dancer, and the audience or viewer is forced to see sequences of his or her work); and d) integrated musicals (that is, the singing and/or dancing are “part” of the dialogue).
Sometimes, opposite to the integrated musicals, the dialogues between numbers in the unintegrated musicals are, as writes Solomon, “frequently tedious or insipid.” In fact, in the early unintegrated musicals, the dialogue tedious that it impossible to listen to it.
www.paredes.us /musical.html   (2326 words)

 Musical Perceptions: Film Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I haven't taught nor taken a course on film music before, but I have a friend from grad school who has lots of experience in the subject and has imparted some of his wisdom over the years.
I also have an active Film Studies program on campus to consult, which has already resulted in a contact with a film composer from a local university.
I took some film scoring while at Berklee, and worked on a couple of little documentaries several years back.
musicalperceptions.blogspot.com /2005/09/film-music.html   (666 words)

 Far East Film Festival - Essays
Before considering the film musicals that have been made in Korea in the last half-century, it would be useful to examine the backdrop to the genre, particularly developments in the film, stage, and music industries during Japan's colonization of Korea (1910-1945), the Korean War (1950-53), and the decades following.
As the medium of film began to overtake musical dramas in popularity, many actors and directors famous for their stage work, such as actress Jeon Ok who was dubbed "the queen of tears," began to move to the film industry.
After passage of the law, film companies were required to own their own studios and equipment, have a minimum number of actors and directors under contract, and to produce a minimum of 15 films per year.
www.koreanfilm.org /feff.html   (12456 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Joy Division film 'in planning'
A film based on the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis is to be made, according to reports.
Dance music star Moby is to act as the film's musical advisor.
The film is being made with the help of London-based Neal Weisman, who is friends with Factory Records former chief Tony Wilson.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/3727795.stm   (301 words)

 Musical film articles on Encyclopedia.com
Musical Film - Amazon.com Buy books at Amazon.com and save.
musicals MUSICALS [musicals] earlier known as musical comedy, plays that incorporate music, song, and dance.
His subtle, austere, and delicately lyrical films made him one of the outstanding filmmakers of the 20th cent.; he was the first Indian director to win international acclaim.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Musical+film   (459 words)

 The Making of the Musical   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The film's substance was quite standard: the common theme of the New World vs. the Old World and the inclusion of a few popular songs, all resting on the shoulders of the marquee Broadway star.
The synchronous score was obviously a relative novelty, but even Jolson's musical numbers would not have been enough to propel the film beyond the rank of ordinary.
The goal was to be original, to find new and inventive ways to incorporate the use of sound in one's films, but the pursuit of the purse ironically made musical the most formulaic of all cinematic genres.
xroads.virginia.edu /~ug02/film/musicalmaking.html   (401 words)

 The Film Journal...Passionate and informed film criticism from an auteurist perspective.
In the early 1930's theater owners, flooded by musicals and responding to a public that was exhausted by the show-off use of sound through music, would enthusiastically declare "NOT A MUSICAL!" on their billboards when a film gave them the chance.
Likewise, the film often cuts after or behind the beat, as opposed to on it, hampering the synthesis between image and sound, dance and music.
It is imbued with a sense of dance, of music, of ballet that the rest of the film fatally lacks.
www.thefilmjournal.com /issue5/chicago.html   (1379 words)

 Edward Copeland on Film: A musical with more cats than CATS
The film is an oddity, alternately shocking, touching, and mordantly humorous in its consideration of two larger-than-life eccentrics living on the margins of society.
The musical, which I saw in its off-Broadway premiere at Playwrights Horizons last spring, attempts to provide some context for the women's behavior, giving a glimpse of what their lifestyle was before it all came apart at the seams.
But truth, as they say, is often stranger than fiction, and the musical successfully captures the essence of the film, highlighting the absurdity of its outrageous subjects without reducing them to caricatures - which would have been the obvious temptation given how easily the material might lend itself to grand guignol (or worse, full-on camp).
eddieonfilm.blogspot.com /2006/10/musical-with-more-cats-than-cats.html   (1926 words)

 Musicals Programme   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The musical film will at certain moments sacrifice narrative development in order to allow song-and-dance numbers in which the female star functions solely to connote ‘to-be-looked at-ness’: denuded of any characterisation she may have had, at this moment we simply watch her body devoid of narrative function.
Rather, it is a film whose excessive, extravagant transtextuality constitutes a new stage in the history of its genre: the historiographic metamusical.
The film itself, though doggedly masculine and eschewing anything as nominally dandified as actual song and dance is propelled by narratively superfluous action scenes in which smiling young men pilot their planes through dangerous skies in perfect synchronisation as the soundtrack pounds out the rhythm and speaks volumes of the profundities in their hearts.
www.ucc.ie /italian/filmstudies/musicalsconference.html   (7129 words)

 University of Michigan Music Library
The entries are arranged alphabetically by film title and provide basic information about the film, as well as the location of the material.
The book is an inventory of film music composers, with each entry providing a chronological list of the composer's film credits.
Film Music at the Piano: An Index to Piano Arrangements of Instrumental Film and Television Music in Anthologies and Collections.
www.lib.umich.edu /music/services/filmmusic.shtml   (957 words)

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