21L.011 | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate
The Film Experience
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Lecture 11: The Musical

Description: Define what makes a film a “musical.” Key themes: creating community and putting on the show, high vs popular culture, social class vs merit, restraint vs spontaneity. Films discussed: Love Me Tonight, 42nd Street, Top Hat.

Instructor: David Thorburn

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