Analysis of Musical Selections from “The Wizard of Oz” One of the greatest family musicals of all time, The Wizard of Oz is a musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1939. It was mainly directed by Victor Fleming. The Wizard of Oz is based on the 1900 fairytale novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The musical film stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, and Frank Morgan as the Wizard. All of these actors were among those providing vocals for the key songs in the soundtrack.
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Star Wars: A New Hope, commonly considered one of the greatest films of all time, launched the space era craze backed by lovely and memorable music. John Williams created the musical score of Star Wars, reviving the grand symphonic scores from the early film era with the leitmotif inspired by the works of Wagner and Steiner. Star Wars: A New Hope is a film with a successful storyline, inspiring characters, and amazing visual presentation with an unforgettable musical score. The musical score of Star Wars returns to the basic features of classical film score with the use of a symphony orchestra, postromantic musical style, wall-to-wall scoring, and thematic transformation. In Star Wars: A New Hope, John Williams brought back the film score renaissance, shifting perceptions of greatness back in the direction of large orchestras.
There is no better place to begin than with the release of the single most important and key film of all time in American movie history. Produced and directed by D. W. Griffith's, The Birth of a Nation (a domestic melodrama/epic) was released in 1915 and was almost 3 hours in length. It was a controversial, explicitly racist, but landmark American film masterpiece. It contained many new cinematic innovations and refinements, technical effects and artistic advancements. The Birth of a Nation used many revolutionary techniques such as “the close-up”, “wide angle establishing shots” & “medium shots” as well as “cross-cutting” or “parallel editing”.
In 1973 in addition to his Cabaret Oscar he won Tonys for his direction and choreography of the Broadway musical Pippin. Pippin became his longest running Broadway show. He also won an Emmy for directing and choreographing Minnelli’s television special Liza with a Z. Fosse's next was In Lenny (1974) an exploration of the life of the controversial comic Lenny Bruce. Fosse suffered a heart attack while rehearsing
Life through a Lens “Spoiled” is a comedy-drama book written by two best friends, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. The book talks about the celebrity culture and how Molly Dix, has just found out that her biological father is a world-famous movie star. Along with the fact that paparazzi will do anything for a great cover story. On the topic of celebrity culture, these celebrities are always pushed into a corner based on their behavior and how they portray themselves to the public. They are either praised or criticized for how they act.
Veronica hates the Heathers from the beginning of the film while at first; Cady could not find a reason to hate the Plastics. However, they were both drawn to the idea of popularity. Though there is not much background on what Veronica did or how she joined the Heathers, she later realizes how cruel the Heathers are and she does not want to be part of their group any longer. Since she does not know what to do about her dilemma, she remains stuck, Veronica also refers to her friends as “co-workers [that she has to put up with because] popularity is like a business” (Heathers). When she meets mysterious bad boy Jason Dean she goes on a psychotic mission to end the Heathers.
He shines an overdue spotlight on the hit making contributions of long time and short time backup singers such as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, and Lisa Fisher. The heart of this film seems to be about failure to become stars, but in retrospect it is really about them being stars in their own light. This film seeks to correct an injustice, Not enough ego? Racism? Bad luck?
“Mary Poppins is a film rich in detail, but its universal appeal is due to the fact that it blends so many elements together.”3 This movie “became an instant, blockbuster hit, with thirteen Academy Award nominations.”4 Such awards were Best Actress Oscar, Best Film Editing Oscar, Best Music Scoring Oscar, Best Song Oscar, and Best Special Visual Effects Oscar. This movie is now over fifty years old and many agree that the history of cinema would not be the same without it. Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins is still a masterpiece today due to the extraordinary hard work of Walt Disney, the wonderful storyline implemented with the use of live action with interludes of animation, and the impeccable acting skills of Julie Andrews. As a young boy, Walt Disney absolutely adored drawing and did so, practically every chance he could. “Walt’s drawings sometimes got him in trouble in school, he would rather doodle than complete his school work.
Another example of betrayal in the movie Mean Girls would be when Cady gets all of Regina’s good friends to turn against her. Another good example would be when Janis Ian gets mad at Cady because Cady starts to get sucked into the popularity, this also shows betrayal. These all are examples of betrayal that portray the theme “you have to be careful who you trust”. In the play Julius Caesar the character Cassius is plotting against the main character Julius Caesar. Caesar thinks Cassius is a good man and that he will not cause any trouble.