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The American film musical

Author: Rick Altman
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1989, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Presents a study of American film musical. This book combines genre theory with film criticism and history. It is suitable for film enthusiasts and scholars of film, theater, popular culture and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Altman
ISBN: 025320514X 9780253205148
OCLC Number: 20340873
Awards: Winner of 1992 French Film Critics Award for Best Film Book, A Selection of the Movie and Entertainment Book Club.
Winner of 1992 French Film Critics Award for Best Film Book, A Selection of the Movie and EntertainmentBook Club.
Description: x, 386 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: An introduction to the theory of genre analysis --
The American film musical as dual-focus narrative --
The structure of the American film musical --
The style of the American film musical --
The problem of genre history --
The fairy tale musical --
The show musical --
The folk musical --
Genre and culture --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Rick Altman.

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