Thursday, 9 December 2010

Movie Moxie Podcast 17: Black Swan, Burlesque plus Genre Look at Musicals as a Film Genre

This week Shannon takes on two recent theatrical releases that have performance arts are the forefront with Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and the glory and awesomeness of Burlesque. Keeping it genre related this weeks genre exploration goes to Musicals and also looks at music-centric and/or focused films.



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0:00 – 1:00 - Introduction
1:00 – 9:15 – Black Swan Review
9:15 – 14:10 – Burlesque Review
14:10 – 15:50 – Rabbit Hole Trailer
15:50 – 33:30 – Musicals as a Genre
33:30 – 35:00 – DVD releases
35:00 – 36:30 – Upcoming up Next Week
36:30 – 37:25 – Outro

Rabbit Hole Trailer


Show Notes:
DVD Releases for Dec 7, 2010
Reviews of Films Mentioned: Inception, Best Worst Movie, ExTerminators, Patrik 1,5 / Patrik, Age 1.5

Musical as a Genre Show Notes
Definition per Wikipedia: "The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. The songs are used to advance the plot or develop the film's characters, but some [musical films (e.g.Down Argentine Way)] simply plop the songs in as unrelated "specialties" (also called "production numbers") [- as with Carmen Miranda's numbers]. A subgenre of the musical film is the musical comedy, which includes a strong element of humor as well as the usual music, dancing and storyline."

IMDB's Top 50 Musicals (as of December 9, 2010)
1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
3. The Lion King (1994)
4. Gol Maal (1979)
5. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
6. Duck Soup (1933)
7. Tangled (2010)
8. A Night at the Opera (1935)
9. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
10. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
11. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
12. Arabesque (1989)
13. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
14. Love Me Tonight (1932)
15. My Fair Lady (1964)
16. The Blues Brothers (1980)
17. The Sound of Music (1965)
18. The Blue Angel (1930)
19. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
20. Cabaret (1972)
21. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
22. Aladdin (1992)
23. Sholay (1975)
24. Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964)
25. Mr India (1987)
26. Top Hat (1935)
27. Going Hollywood (1933)
28. A Star Is Born (1954)
29. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
30. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
31. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
32. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
33. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
34. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
35. West Side Story (1961)
36. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
37. Swing Time (1936)
38. 42nd Street (1933)
39. Mary Poppins (1964)
40. Memories of Matsuko (2006)
41. The Court Jester (1955)
42. On the Town (1949)
43. Freedom for Us (1931)
44. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
45. Good News (1947)
46. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
47. Show Boat (1936)
48. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
49. Footlight Parade (1933)
50. The Jungle Book (1967)

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