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    claim to dislike the surrealism as it is too hard to accept that people would randomly burst into song, though we have no trouble rooting for the science-accident-turned-superhero (Keegan, 2015). Movies have always been a realm where people are willing to engage with the unreal, yet musicals’ constant shifts between narrative reality and musical reality can be off-putting for some viewers (Belton, 2009; Humphries, 2015). Writers have sought numerous ways to ease this tension though the most popular is to “naturalize song and dance within the realism of the narrative” (Belton, 2009). Typically, this is done by making the characters musically inclined throughout narrative reality. In Chicago, Roxie and Velma were vaudeville performers, and Dreamgirls is largely set in a recording studio. This gives audiences a means to accept that a character might break into song. However, both Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables (the second and third highest grossing musicals of the twenty-first century) break this rule as the songs are simply incorporated into the dialogue. So yet again, there seems to be no tried and true set of rules for creating a successful musical. The past few decades have seen some breakout winners in the genre. The success of Glee on television led the way for such hits as Pitch Perfect. And, while those films did not blur the lines between musical reality and narrative reality to be considered true musicals, Pitch Perfect 2 made more at the box office than Chicago,…

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    Dreamgirls Analysis

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    I 'm Still Pissed Off About the Oscars A funny thing happened on the way to the Academy Awards, A.K.A. the Oscars, in 2007. After early screenings with journalists and one at the Cannes festival, DreamGirls was widely deemed an Oscar frontrunner. It went on to be ranked 4th on the American Film Institute 's Best of 2006 list and won 3 out of 5 Golden Globes, including Best Picture-Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actor (Murphy) and Best Supporting Actress (Hudson). It also received nods and…

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    Three young women from the projects of Detroit chase their dreams of becoming singing stars. As the Dreams strive for greatness they catch breaks that lead to success, but also face many challenges between themselves and their management, along with unequal treatment in the industry because of race and gender. Dreamgirls portrays many sides of the music industry during the early 1960’s, and 70’s. When rock n roll music was emerging as one of the most popular genres for the younger generations…

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    Deena, Effie and Lorrell form a musical trio called the “Dreamettes” to perform in a talent show. And when they are discovered by a music manager Curtis Taylor Jr, they are given the chance of a lifetime- to sing backup for a national artist “Jimmy Early”. Not realizing the struggle and opportunities that come with fame and fortune, they begin to face multiple challenges. Deena faces the struggle of having to become lead singer of the group soon after they are given a solo act. This step causes…

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    Ever think about doing the Master Cleanse, just out of curiosity? Well, I did, so you don't have to. For the uninitiated, the Master Cleanse is a 10-day (more or less) fast that's been around since 1941; some guy named Burroughs came up with the whole idea. You basically consume nothing (meaning you fast) but this lemon juice / maple syrup / cayenne pepper / tea thing (it's actually a pain in the ass to make) in an effort to cleanse your system of toxins and/or lose weight. The cleanse…

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    Beyonce Research Paper

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    Beyonce can really pass as a respectable actress through a copious of serious and heavy drama parts. If you want to see Beyonce as not what she is as an applauded singer, then go watch Obsessed which was also released the same year as Cadillac Records. In the movie, Beyonce have gone greater heights into proving that her acting can work without the involvement of her singing. With all the commotions going inside the film, her character Glinda has shadowed any Beyonce matter living in her body…

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    I Remember Me Analysis

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    I Remember Me I Remember Me is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Jennifer Hudson. Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actor, and best-selling author. In 2007 she received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for her performance in “Dreamgirls”. The title song from the album was “I Remember Me” which was co-written with Ryan Tedder who is also a Grammy Award-winning recording artist. Along with co-writing this song with Jennifer…

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    with the Kardashian, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, but she is also the producer/ executive producer of each reality show. Kim has also created a game app called Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Kim may have had plenty of business ventures, but Beyoncé had way more. Beyoncé is a singer/ songwriter, actress, fashion designer, dancer, model, and product endorser. While she was in Destiny’s Child, they released twelve albums. As a soloist, Beyoncé released six albums.…

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    in 1997. Later the group’s named changed and they made their debut with their song “Killing Time”, which sold over a million copies. “Between 1997 and 2005-and after undergoing several member shifts-the group reigned as the world’s top-selling female vocal group, achieving combined sales of more than 60 million records” (Robinson). In 2003 Knowles embarked on her solo career, releasing her first album “Dangerously in Love”, which earned her five Grammy Awards. Beyoncé began moving into the…

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