Tag Archives: All That Jazz

30 DAY FILM CHALLENGE

DAY 1 – the first film you remember watching My memory is tricky here, but it was definitely Disney. I remember being told the first film I saw in the theater (at age 3) was either “Fantasia” or “Pinocchio” (either … Continue reading

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NfaC Double Repost: BREAKING INTO SONG IN MUSICALS

Time for another Notes from a Composer rerun, or repost, this time a double feature from last April on the convention of breaking into song in musicals, and how cleverly the movie version of Cabaret subverted that convention.  This post … Continue reading

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How Cabaret circumvented the “characters breaking into song” musical trope

When people who say they hate musicals explain why they hate musicals they usually fall back on this well-worn reason: it is unrealistic that characters just break into song and dance; this doesn’t happen in “real life”.  I find this … Continue reading

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