Lecture 11: The Musical

Flash and JavaScript are required for this feature.

Download the video from iTunes U or the Internet Archive.

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

See the Video Index tab for a chapter outline of this lecture and links to view each chapter.

Free Downloads



  • English-US (SRT)