One Through the Heart

What happened to the Hollywood musical?
by Leah Churner   posted Jun 20, 2011

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What about Moulin Rouge, Chicago, and to a lesser extent Sweeney Todd? They certainly didn't revitalize the musical, but Moulin has it's following (myself included) and Chicago was a relative success, not to mention it nabbed a few Oscars. Sweeney suffered from poor song choice. I found myself wanting more. The musical isn't dead, it's just in hibernation.
Mustang55   posted 25.06.11

What about the bizzare success of "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut?" Animated, sure...but the production values of the numbers went above & beyond any schlock that Disney has ever put out...
drasimov   posted 25.06.11


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June 17–26, 2011 Hollywood Musicals of the 1970s and 1980s, Part 1: The 1970s


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Leah Churner is a film/video archivist and curator. She curated the series "Hollywood Musicals of the 1970s and 1980s" at Anthology Film Archives.

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