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Unformatted text preview: -Stylistic alternative to Astaire-dance in jeans instead of dress clothes. . or dance in rain. ..(singin' in the rain)-The Wizard of Oz (1939)-Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)-The Pirate (1948)-On the Town (1949) (first to shift from studio to on-location)-An American in Paris (1951)-Singin' in the Rain (1952) Singin in the Rain-Portrait of Hollywood during transition to sound-Vitophone - didn't think it would last. ..?-Dialogue coaches - screwed actors up because dialogue became not real-Evoking the musical's early style - Busby Berkeley-Problems with early sound recording technology-Gene Kelly style dance choreography-Bursting the boundaries of realism The Musical-The genre descended from theater, vaudeville, comedy sketches and songs-Thus, episodic structure-Narrative line is slight and furnishes basis for song-and-dance-of all genres, the musical is least oriented toward narrative...
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- Spring '11