Friday, December 11, 2009

What are they watching?

As my students have turned in another paper, and as I have finally finished grading that paper and have some time to kill during the final exam, I herein present to you the list of full-length films/musicals/operas/video games from which they have each selected one specific song, also listed below, as their objects of analysis. Note that not all of these topics actually fit that rubric; that was merely the assignment, not what they actually turned in. How boring to read papers that actually answer the question!

Chicago, "We Both Reached for the Gun"
A Chorus Line, "Montage" (all the performances on YouTube are awful; you choose)
Grease, "There Are Worse Things I Could Do"
Gypsy, pretty much all of the songs, but more "Rose's Turn" than anything else
Hercules, "I Won't Say I'm In Love"
High School Musical, "Get'cha Head in the Game"
Phantom of the Opera, "The Point of No Return" and "All I Ask of You"
The Producers, "Springtime for Hitler"
Victor/Victoria, "The Shady Dame from Seville"
West Side Story, "America"
Mulan, "I'll Make a Man Out of You"
Mulan, "I'll Make a Man Out of You"
Mulan, "Reflection"
Rent, "Today 4 U"
Rent, "Light My Candle" and "La Vie Boheme"
Rent, "La Vie Boheme"
Rent, "La Vie Boheme"

American Psycho, "Simply Irresistible"
Do the Right Thing, "Fight the Power"
Frida, "Burn it Blue"
Garden State, "Let Go"
Party Monster, "Go!"
Pretty Woman, "Pretty Woman"
Spice World, "Spice Up Your Life"
Vanity Fair, "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal"
White Chicks, "A Thousand Miles"

Soulcalibur (video game), Talim's entrance music (no recording exists on YouTube, at least not that I can find without knowing the name of the piece)
Bessie Smith, "Empty Bed Blues"
Nightwish, "Phantom of the Opera" (A Finnish heavy metal cover of the song, not actually taken from the film or the musical)
Beyonce (ft. Lady Gaga), "Video Phone"
Beyonce (ft. Lady Gaga), "Video Phone"

1 comment:

at_resonance said...

Ok, now I need to know. What was the question?