Tagged: musical

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Monday Movie: The Gay Divorcee, by David Bax

As evidenced by the name change from the stage play’s The Gay Divorce to The Gay Divorcee–reportedly because it was too immoral to treat divorce itself as happy–Mark Sandrich’s 1934 musical comedy is clearly not a true pre-Code Hollywood offering....

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Vox Lux: God Is a Woman, by Josh Long

The transition from actor to director isn’t always a smooth one but Brady Corbet is making that move quietly and deftly. His debut feature, 2015’s haunting The Childhood of a Leader flew under the radar for most moviegoers, but was...

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Musical Notation: Top Hat

In this episode, West plays songs by Irving Berlin from the 1935 Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers musical Top Hat. Music in this episode includes: “No Strings (I’m Fancy Free)” “Isn’t This A Lovely Day” “Top Hat, White Tie And...