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The reason why musicals are less popular now, or more prolific back in the first half of the century is pretty long, but hopefully engaging and interesting. It certainly was to me when I studied it. There are tons of academic books written about the downfall of musicals, but here's the short(er) version: Musicals (along with Westerns) were very much a ...


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I think this is a question that is best answered by the original book. Not having read it, however, I can't imagine that Javert didn't check for the number. I wouldn't be surprised if the faux Valjean had some numbers, maybe close numbers, and maybe a number that was hard to distinguish. A better explanation might be that there was a scar where the number ...


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A deeper explanation as to why the Red Flag became a symbol of revolution, from http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/fr_revol.html#red which got its information from M. Pastoureau in his book Les emblèmes de la France: In July 1791, King Louis XVI and the Royal family attempted to flee France, dressed as ordinary people. They were arrested in Varennes, on ...


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I don't think it has anything to do with the red part of the French flag. In general a red flag is viewed as a symbol for left wing politics and revolution Taken from the red flag wikipedia page: In politics, a red flag is a symbol of Socialism, or Communism, or sometimes left-wing politics in general. It has been associated with left-wing politics ...


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Depending on your definition of what criteria is involved in making a music video...I would say: Carnival Night in Paris (1927). Music videos have been around since film added sound. The first music videos were filmed in New York, and called Vitaphone shorts. Carnival Night in Paris was produced by Warner Bros. It was the first foray into this field. Music ...



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