The International Film Musical by Corey Creekmur, Linda Mokdad

By Corey Creekmur, Linda Mokdad

This can be the 1st comparative attention of the musical's position inside of nationwide cinema traditions. whereas the musical is one cinema's few certainly overseas genres, it has usually functioned as an explicitly neighborhood or nationwide shape, drawing upon specific traditions understood as 'native' instead of 'international'. at the same time, musicals from world wide have frequently imitated Hollywood versions, leading to their effortless dismissal as culturally 'impure' and demonstrating the artistic and ideological stress among selling and leaving behind conventional cultural types and kinds. This effective pressure among neighborhood and international components lies on the center of foreign movie musicals, which usually recognize the dominant Hollywood version whereas claiming their very own cultural specificity.

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The two largest studios, British International Pictures/ABPC and Gaumont-British/Gainsborough, as well as a host of smaller production companies, produced whole series of musical shorts, such as British Lion’s Musical Film Review (1933), Equity Musical Review (1935) and Variety (1936). Most of the performers in these musical shorts have long been forgotten, but some achieved more lasting fame, such as Joe Loss and his Orchestra and the singer Vera Lynn. At a time when popular music achieved unprecedented mass appeal and when it retained its distinctive British qualities, these musical shorts not only proved hugely popular with British cinema audiences, but also provided a steady stream of work for technicians and creative artists within the British film industry (Nott 2002: 86–95).

Set in a shopping centre, the film, like Demy’s Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, recounts the intersecting lives of multiple characters. A more recent musical, Jeanne et le garçon formidable (Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, 1998), pays homage to Demy both through its considerable dialogue conveyed through song and through its casting; its star is Mathieu Demy, the son of Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda.

And then all sounds halt abruptly, thus introducing an important pattern in Une Femme est une femme; fragments of music, sometimes orchestral, sometimes pop songs, burst on to the soundtrack, often obscuring dialogue and then dropping out abruptly. This teasing, unpredictable quality of the film’s soundtrack extends to the film’s two production numbers. In the first number, the piano music accompanying Angela’s (Anna Karina) sweet, flirtatious performance as a singer and a stripper is ‘too loud’; it overpowers her voice, thus violating the traditional sound hierarchy which privileges audibility of dialogue or singing.

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