Episode 35. Meta Musicals

This week Alex and Jonathan dance into new territory as we discuss three landmark musicals in film history: 42nd Street (1933), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), and La La Land (2016). We discuss technical innovations of early musicals, the lasting legacy of the musical’s Golden Age, and the current and potential future state of the movie musical.

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Skip to: 42nd Street (8:47), Singin’ in the Rain (27:33), La La Land (49:33), Overall (1:08:18), Coming Attractions (1:18:25)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next week we invite Benjamin Angrisano to the podcast to talk about the films of the Coen brothers:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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