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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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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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Sounds like you're after the colorful 1963 musical Bye Bye Birdie that stars Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke and many others, where Ed Sullivan and his show figure prominently into the plot: Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the 60's ever to be drafted. Aspiring chemist and song writer Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry ...


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Sounds like August Rush from 2007 with Keri Russell, Terrence Howard and Robin Williams. From IMDb: The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by ...


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You're looking for Hanna-Barbera's Rock Odyssey from 1987. From Wikipedia: The story of a mysterious woman named Laura, who embarks on a journey to find her true love. The movie's soundtrack is set to four decades of classic rock. Scatman Crothers provides the voice of a living jukebox who narrates the story. Here are some clips with the talking ...


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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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Could it be one of these? Star Eyes was a song from the film I Dood It. Laura is a song composed by David Raksin for the film of the same title. On Green Dolphin Street is a song from a film with the same name.



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