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Musicals 101 (Part Seven): The Freed Unit

  The Freed Unit: MGM Musicals, the Evolution of Integration. There’s a saying you might know – it’s pretty popular among classic film buffs, and it goes a little something like this  “MGM has more stars than there are in heaven.” Well, I’m … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part FIve): Busby Berkeley

  Musicals 101: Busby Berkeley, King of the Backstage Musical It’s only a slight exaggeration when I say that Busby Berkley invented the backstage musical. Sure, the genre existed before he entered the moving picture scene, but it was Berkeley … Continue reading

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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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