The Dogway Melody

Title: “The Dogway Melody”
Year: 1930
Length: 17 minutes
Directors: Zion Myers & Jules White

My reaction
Synopsis: a parody of The Broadway Melody, performed by talking dogs
How I saw it: on video (The Broadway Melody bonus feature), yesterday
Concept: Terrible.
Story: Terrible.
Characters: Terrible.
Dialog: Indifferent.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Bad. “No animals were harmed in the making of this motion picture, except for all those dogs that we tortured.”
Acting: Indifferent.
Music: Good. It’s so sad – the talking dogs can out-sing the original movie’s stars.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). This is far more entertaining than I’d like to admit. A lot of that comes from the “oh my god what did they do to those dogs” factor. But it is also quite silly.
Objective Rating: 1.5/4 (Eh).


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