Part Three: Embracing the Modern Era
From “Grease” to “Hairspray,” musical movies of the most recent decades have featured their own memorable songs and diverse talents. The arrival of new generations of directors and the popularity of rock music have given these more modern musicals a different spin, and by paying tribute
to Hollywood’s past triumphs and forging ahead with new creative approaches, modern musicals have melded genres, made social statements, and delighted audiences around the world.
Watch / Listen
- Michael York and assistant director Wolfgang Glattes discuss working with Bob Fosse at the Academy's July 2006 screening of "Cabaret."
- Director Norman Jewison, actor Paul Michael Glaser, and editor Antony Gibbs discuss the making of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Academy's July 2006 screening of the film.
- Martin Richards accepts the Best Picture Oscar for "Chicago" at the 75th Academy Awards.