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Busby Berkeley

Posted in 50 Directors Summary, Busby Berkeley on December 9, 2009 by Kanpoj K.

Busby Berkeley

He was bone on 29 November, 1895, Los Angeles, Californai, USA. He is considered one of the best choreographers in the American musical. He began his career as a parades director in the US Army in 1918. He later worked as a stage and assistant director in a small acting troops. He directed many broadway and became one of the best broadway dance director.

He later had a chance to direct a Hollywood musical. He changed the way Hollywood system work. He started direct both camera angles and the choreography by himself and often inserted close up shots of the dancers in the films which is unusual at that time.

He created many exotic musical film. One of his trademarks is by rearranging the dancers into the geometry forms and shot them with the overhead camera angle.

Some of his great works are

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

42nd Street (1933)

Footlight Parade (1933)

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)