Concerning the Producers’ Interpretations of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Musical Theatrical Projects: Cinematographic “Variations”

Elena Yu. Andrushchenko

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The article defines the conceptual problems connected with cinematographic realizations of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals and rock operas. The author illuminates the phenomenon of the cinematographic interpretation which interacts with the author’s conception of the musical. Special attention is presented to such renowned movie musicals as “Jesus Christ Superstar” (produced by Norman Jewison), “Evita” (produced by Alan Parker), and “The Phantom of the Opera (produced by Joel Schumacher).

Keywords: Andrew Lloyd Webber, musical, rock opera, cinema musical, cinema producer’s interpretation, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “the Phantom of the Opera,” Norman Jewison, Alan Parker, Joel Schumacher


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