Ken Kimmelman, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and Aesthetic Realism consultant, says about this upcoming class in his course “If It Moves, It Can Move You”: Opposites in the Cinema:
People have always loved singing and dancing, and when sound came to the movies with Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, the movie musical was born. The motion picture camera brought new visual dimension and splendors to the musical. Meanwhile, whenever the movie musical is good, it has—at one with stirring imagery—a depth and meaning.
Some of the films that will be discussed in this class are: Singin’ in the Rain, Gold Diggers of 1933, The Sound of Music