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Dreamgirls is a 2006 musical drama film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name by composer Henry Krieger and lyricist/librettist Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls is a film à clef of the histories of the Motown record label and one of its acts, The Supremes. The story follows the history and evolution of American R&B music during the 1960s and 1970s through the eyes of a Detroit, Michigan girl group known as “The Dreamettes” and their manipulative record executive.
The film adaptation of Dreamgirls stars Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson. The film also features Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson. Produced by Laurence Mark, the film’s screenplay was adapted by director Bill Condon from the original Broadway book by Tom Eyen. In addition to the original Kreiger/Eyen compositions, four new songs, composed by Krieger with various lyricists, were added for this film. With a production cost of $80 million, Dreamgirls is the most expensive film to feature an all African American starring cast in American cinema history. Upon its release, the film garnered acclaim from critics, and earned $154 million at the international box office. This film was the debut of Grammy award winning singer and American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson as an actress.As in the original stage musical, the plot of Dreamgirls is broken up into two acts: the first taking place from 1962 to 1967, and the second taking place from 1973 to 1975.
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thank you Tom, love Motown music and this film…
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