Dreamgirls

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  • Broadway Vs Hollywood Movies Essay

    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

    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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  • How To Make A Dreamgirl Persuasive Essay

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  • Beyonce Research Paper

    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

    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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  • Chapter Summary: 'The Influence Of Fasting'

    cells, get stronger, look sexy, and be as sharp as they need to be.” There are many ways to fast. One of them, intermittent fasting, has become popular. Public figures and scientists have endorsed it. Celebrities like the actors Hugh Jackman and Benedict Cumberbatch have tried it and say it works for them. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel claims that for the past two years he has followed an intermittent fasting program known as the 5:2 diet, which involves normal eating for five days and…

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  • Martin's Mistress A Goat Analysis

    I got the opportunity to see eighteen professional productions and be part of the live studio audience for an episode of Graham Norton. This experience has opened my eyes to the different types of theatre productions that could be produced. Theatre in London is a different atmosphere that features a lot of variety. From the classic Shakespeare to the Broadway caliber musical to thought-provoking controversial plays to the high level of physical comedy plays, there is literally something for…

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  • Satire In Thank You For Smoking

    people on both sides of the smoking coin, as opponents would argue that it brought to much light to a serious issue, while “Big Tobacco” would argue that the film exposed some of its strategies and cast a negative light on lobbying. Additionally, the film faced moderate criticism from reviewers across America, whose consensus opinion cited the film as oversaturated, misguided, and decentralized. Critics conceded laughter was inevitable but found serious holes in the plot. Overall, the production…

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