Styles + Genre in Film: Journal Entry No. 2
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Trope & Concept Identification — The first thing I noticed in watching this film was that most of the musical numbers were very organic and utilized diegetic sound. I particularly enjoyed the integrated graphic design sketches. I thought it added a playful touch to the heavy story. This musical wasn’t very traditional for many reasons, the first being that the dialogue between songs felt pragmatic, whereas most conversations within musicals tend to be “melodramatic” or “over-acted”.
Personal Response — I’m not sure what I was expecting to see just now, but it wasn’t this. I suppose when I usually think of musicals I expect more high scale…