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Musicals Primer
Topic by: dwhudson
Posted: November 23, 2003 - 4:50 AM PST
Last Reply: November 26, 2003 - 5:58 AM PST

author topic: Musicals Primer
dwhudson
post #1  on November 23, 2003 - 4:50 AM PST  
"The birth of talking pictures was the birth of the movie musical and for all the changes the musical has undergone, the music hasn't stopped."

The primer: Musicals. Discuss!
sakana
post #2  on November 23, 2003 - 7:49 AM PST  
I'm sorry, but was that a whole article-- complete with both links AND recommendations-- that failed to mention ALL THAT JAZZ? For the love of god, why?! Surely one of the most interesting, if not the best, musicals ever made. It's even out on dvd now, so there are no excuses!
hamano
post #3  on November 23, 2003 - 8:58 AM PST  
Good call! I'm not a big musicals fan, and even I thought that All That Jazz was a great film. Bob Fosse was a pretty amazing film director (Star 80 wasn't even a musical).
underdog
post #4  on November 24, 2003 - 10:22 AM PST  
Actually, he did mention it, although admittedly didn't spend a lot of space on it:


"As for grown-ups, the new film culture was leaning toward realism and Bob Fosse, sensing the change, transformed Cabaret into a completely "motivated" musical. No more spontaneous bursting into song; the songs came from the nightly stage show, yet ingeniously reflected the drama offstage. This style informed such 70s musicals as Fame and Martin Scorsese's New York, New York, his gritty new Hollywood tribute to old Hollywood's musical bio-pics, as well as Fosse's own fantasy auto-biograph, All That Jazz.


Definitely an important film...

Thanks,
C
sakana
post #5  on November 24, 2003 - 5:06 PM PST  
My bad. I was looking for some sort of all-caps, bold-type fest along the lines of MAGNIFICENT MUSICAL! STUNNING DIRECTION! CRAZY CREATOR! so I missed it....
underdog
post #6  on November 24, 2003 - 9:34 PM PST  
> On November 24, 2003 - 5:06 PM PST sakana wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> My bad. I was looking for some sort of all-caps, bold-type fest along the lines of MAGNIFICENT MUSICAL! STUNNING DIRECTION! CRAZY CREATOR! so I missed it....
> ---------------------------------

Hehe. No worries! By the way, dig your new icon -- is that Kinski in Aguirre?

hamano
post #7  on November 25, 2003 - 12:13 AM PST  
Isn't it Chris Elliott from Cabin Boy?
^_^
sakana
post #8  on November 26, 2003 - 5:58 AM PST  
> On November 24, 2003 - 9:34 PM PST underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hehe. No worries! By the way, dig your new icon -- is that Kinski in Aguirre?
>
> ---------------------------------
Indeed it is. The world needs more crazy people icons.

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