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Unformatted text preview: There was a lack of psychological depth and complexity Remember the dance scene we saw from Top Hat Metaphor for mutual sex and shared desire The audience might not have explicitly noticed this symbolism, but they did process it on another level o Arthur Freed Began his career as a lyricist Became executive producer of over 33 MGM films, and they included all the great musicals of this period He assembled an enormous unit of performer, choreographers, directors, that was unrivaled Busby Berkeley was in this unit It included all the most distinguished people He made character and story as interesting as the musical numbers He integrated the musical numbers into the rest of the story, so that the plot didnt just stop and then start again whenever there was a song...
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