Originally Posted by SULLA
My point is that there is nothing special about having take after take till you get it right.
What was different about this film was that the singing was recorded as they were acting. Usually the singing is done in a recording studio separately and then dubbed onto the film afterwards.
So when you see Anne Hathaway singing on screen, she really is singing and it is being recorded at that moment, rather than miming!
THAT is what is special about it.