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Rhapsody in Blue Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Herbert Rudley, Charles Coburn, Morris Carnovsky, Oscar Levant, Paul Whiteman, Al Jolson, Albert Bassermann, R

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Glorious, musical, reverent biopic of George Gershwin. A young musical genius, bored with the crap he has to play for a music publisher, has dreams of creating new music, realizing what he hears in his head. His passion guides him to produce new forms of American music, pop songs, concert pieces based on Jazz and Blues forms, even an opera. He is obsessed with his work, alienating two lovers, and driving himself relentlessly until he dies at a young age. Includes full performances or lengthy excerpts of "Rhapsody in Blue," "An American in Paris," "Porgy and Bess," "Swannee," and more. Certain perconalities, including, Al Jolson, Paul Whiteman, Oscar Levant, and George White, play themselves.
The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, regular Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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