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Musical Performers on Film

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While great pipes and a cute face don’t always allow pop stars to instantly become leading men or ladies (witness 2003’s From Justin to Kelly), many musical artists do succeed in bringing a heady mix of charisma and raw talent to the screen. Be it in a bit part or carrying the whole show, these magnificent multi-hyphenates also offer a different type of star text to enrich and complicate their roles. In this episode, FC Digital Producer Violet Lucca discusses the bright lights in the musician-actor galaxy with Eric Hynes, curator of film at the Museum of the Moving Image, and Shonni Enelow, the author of Method Acting and Its Discontents: On American Psycho-drama and assistant professor of English at Fordham University.

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  • Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
  • Down by Law
  • Short Cuts
  • Mystery Men
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Cracked Actor
  • Selena
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Funny Girl
  • Funny Lady
  • Yentl
  • Moonstruck
  • Tommy
  • Lisztomania
  • The Jazz Singer
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Almost Famous
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Shopgirl
  • Youth
  • Belly
  • Lady Sings the Blues
  • Mahogany
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
  • Infinite Football
  • Insiang