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The cinema musical: a change in orientation. A transition from the classics to the revue film and the musical. The first Soviet screening of a rock-opera.

Interesting changes in the musical cinema, not always unambiguous in their artistic results, were noticeable during Brezhnev's stagnation period. In the early '70s the genre of film-opera finally ceased to exist. The monumental and tasteless screening of Borodin's opera Prince Igor (1971, director Tikhomirov) and two chamber films. the Azerbaijani lyrical-psychological drama Sevil by Amirov (1970, director Gorikker) and the Georgian lyricalsocial opera Daisi by Paliashvili (1971, director Sanishvili) were its last appearances in the cinema15.