Fred Zinnemann: Oklahoma!

Adapting a musical presents a unique challenge. Not only does the director have to deal with the opinions of the producer, but the composer, lyricist, and librettist usually have a good deal of input as well. In addition to that, if the musical is a well-known and beloved hit, the director needs to consider the reaction of fans who most desire a recreation of the stage show on the screen, which may or may not make for good cinema. Continue reading “Fred Zinnemann: Oklahoma!”