Monthly Archives: September 2013

Musicals 101 (Part Two): Integrated vs. Backstage Musicals

  Movie Musicals 101: Integrated vs. Back Stage Musical, a formal difference.  Just like the other “big kid” genres, the movie musical can be divided into separate sub-genres based on their structural differences. The two main sub-genres of the musical … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Clayton Moore aka The Lone Ranger!

Born September 14, 1914 Clayton Moore! Clayton Moore spent the first part of his Hollywood career doing bit parts and stunts, gradually working his way up to supporting roles in ‘B’ westerns and serials. In 1949 however he hit his star … Continue reading

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How Many Films did Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Star in Together?

How Many Films did Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Star in Together? Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in Rose-Marie (1936, director W.S. Van Dyke) Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy made EIGHT films together — all currently available on DVD as part … Continue reading

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Mini Tribute: Who is Meinhardt Raabe?

Munchkin Coroner, Meinhardt Raabe… Meinhardt Raabe was born September 2, in 1915, and is best known as the coroner who certifies the Wicked Witch of the East’s death in The Wizard of Oz – which was, incidentally, his only feature film appearance. … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part One): An Introduction

  Movie Musical 101: A (semi) crash-course towards a more enlightened view on the most misunderstood genre. The movie musical is , in my opinion, a very misunderstood genre. Because the  musical is so innately unrealistic and its aesthetic is so utterly … Continue reading

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