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What s a Musical? I think that a musical is a film that has both song and dance, and at least three to five numbers. The classic musicals we all know, but the sub-genre have to be explored as well: Operetta: - Jeannette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy, and others of that genre Mostly legitimate singing, but there are sporadic dances thrown in each operetta -a waltz, a folk dance, or a specialty number.... =============================== Biopics: (Can be a singer, composer... ) For instance: The Helen Morgan Story Love me, or Leave Me -
Around minute 10:50 in the Lecture Video for Lecture #5: Cabin in the Sky (1943) with Vanessa Theme Ament and Richard Edwards, https://learn.canvas.net/courses/2206/pages/week-2-monday-an-historical-overview-of-the-second-decade?module_item_id=218041 Dr. Edwards brought up this subject - I believe it was Vincent Minnelli who brought editing into dance numbers to highlight certain moves. I remember something that Fred Astaire once said and emphasized about his own dance routines which is that often editing a routine was a way to "cheat" and that when those close-ups are shot it is not live but