If we talk about the most fruitful direction in modern music genres, then this is, of course, a musical. He conquers arntel masses instantly. A good musical look with the same interest and the most demanding professionals, and people who are not familiar with the music. The musical is a synthetic genre. Singing, dancing, and drama are equally important in it. If Stanislavsky believed that the director should “die” in the actor, then the director of the musical should “die” not only in the actor, but also in the composer, and the choreographer, and the artist. Their art in this genre, as nn in any other, is closely related.
How does a musical differ from a movie with a lot of music? In recent years, many of them appear both here and abroad. They are always very clearly marked field of play. It ends, let's say, the explanation of the characters - the song begins. It complements, clarifies what has already happened on the screen, and often just serves as a background.
The musical is radically different. In it, music does not create a background and is not an insertion number. She, along with drama, acting, directing work is a full component of the film. Music has its own role that no one can play for it. I always compare a musical with a good ensemble (a quartet, for example). Not soloists work here, but ensemble artists. Every one of them - a personality. And each masterfully leads his desk u. But no matter how significant this party is, the ensemble will not kill the partner.
So in the musical. Here are flexible rules of the game: first, music, then an actor with his own intonation, then a dancer expressing a thought in plastic. Thin contact, the ability to concede to others the most advantageous passages of the action, understanding each other from half a word, as in a high-class football team, is what distinguishes high examples of the art of the musical.
In practice, I was convinced by the work on the music for the television film "Bumbarash". I do not consider this picture to be a musical. On the contrary, it only outlines elements of this genre. But "Bumbarash" did the "team". Both the actors, and the director, the composer, and the poet sought to “listen” to each other as much as possible, to accomplish their tasks in concert.
The art of the musical is closely related to the theater. No wonder the best examples of this genre appeared first on the stage, and then became the property of the cinema. There are reasons for this. The modern viewer missed the bright spectacle. Ritual holidays that once existed, such as carnival, Christmas, are now almost dead. A thirst for festivity, free from everyday life, earthiness, continues to exist. It also creates a keen interest in the theater spectacular, bright, expressive. Is it because some performances of Moscow theaters are so popular - Satires, on Taganka, Sovremennik, that they give the viewer this festive surge?
The musical in the West has taken root for a long time n firmly. It is increasingly appearing in our theaters, and cinema is still in the approaches to the genre. And sometimes fails. But because of them you can not give up, the very first success will pay back all the failures. Moreover, we also had excellent examples of approaches to this genre. "Aibolit-66" including, with great music by Boris Tchaikovsky.
And if we talk about actors, you can specifically write musicals, counting on the individuality of many of them. The musical requires the acting embodiment of a special kind. Recall Moudn's work in “Oliver!”. He is a dramatic actor, but is unusually musical and brilliantly fluent. The musical doesn’t need a strong, staged operatic voice, it immediately gives the impression of untruth, like a piano in the bushes, and so, Moody’s voice contains an innumerable wealth of intonation that even the most famous pop singers haven’t dreamed of. Moody can say the same musical phrase twenty times, each time it sounds different. Such artistry - the main thing for the musical.
Genre musical young. And here lies the danger. On the one hand, it is free from the shackles and can afford a lot. On the other hand, it has no traditions. Creating them, the genre overcomes many difficulties, failures, mistakes. I would like to hope that as once a beautiful Russian opera was born, how an excellent Russian vaudeville appeared, how a brilliant Soviet operetta arose, so should we be in a musical. For this there is the most fertile soil. // Click link .