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The films of Vincente Minnelli

Author: James Naremore
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge film classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Films of Vincente Minnelli examines the career of MGM's leading director of musicals, melodramas, and comedies in the forties and fifties. Widely admired for his flamboyant sense of color and camera movement, Minnelli played a crucial role in maintaining the studio's reputation as the "home of the stars." As well as describing the director's contributions to some of the most celebrated works of Hollywood's
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Naremore
ISBN: 0521383668 9780521383660 0521387701 9780521387705
OCLC Number: 27010897
Description: ix, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why Minnelli? --
1. The Aesthete in the Factory. From Shops to Palaces. Dandyism, Modernism, and Entertainment. On Broadway. Inside the Factory. Minnelli's Genres. Notes on Style. The Critic as Producer --
2. Uptown Folk: Cabin in the Sky (1943) --
3. Third Nature: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) --
4. Comedy, Patriarchy, Consumerism: Father of the Bride (1950) --
5. Citizen Shields: The Bad and the Beautiful (1951) --
6. Vincente Meets Vincent: Lust for Life (1956).
Series Title: Cambridge film classics.
Responsibility: James Naremore.
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