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Berkeley's quintessential works used legions of chorus girls as geometric elements in elaborate production numbers. He started up as a theatrical director, just as many other movie directors. Unlike many of them at that time, he felt that a camera was something mobile and that its mobility should be used to allow movie audiences to see things and people by perspectives that the theatrical stage never could provide. This is why he played an enormous role in establishing movie musicals as a category in its own right.
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