SWDb picks: Top Romantic Musical Films for every taste

SWDb picks: Top Romantic Musical Films for every taste

It’s that time of the year for being bombarded with chocolate, heart-shaped items, and lots of ballads, as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Advertisements

SWDb picks: 5 great choreographies from post-Evita movie musicals

Whilst dance was used in the classic musical to resolve any trace of conflict between the characters, contemporary musicals began questioning the therapeutic powers of this activity, often stripping it of its soothing abilities or even eliminating it entirely from the narratives. Since then, dance has reappeared in only a handful of musicals, perhaps without […]

Movie musicals and music charts

Apropos of Disney’s Teen Beach Movie’s soundtrack turning #1 in the iTunes charts today, we provide you a comparative list of the most downloaded/bought movie musical soundtracks according to three different records (iTunes, Amazon and Billboard).

Classifying the musical (Part II)

Another common approach to the categorization of the musical is the historical taxonomy. Usually the musical is divided into two groups: the classic musical and the contemporary musical. The term ‘classic musical’ is often used in reference to old-style films produced since the early days of the genre up until the sixties, whilst ‘contemporary musical’ […]