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The Hollywood film musical

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2012.
Series: New approaches to film genre.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This revealing history of the American film musical synthesizes the critical literature on the genre and provides a series of close analytical readings of iconic musical films, focusing on their cultural relationship to other aspects of American popular music."--Pub. desc.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Keith Grant
ISBN: 9781405182539 1405182539 9781405182522 1405182520
OCLC Number: 760293828
Description: xi, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Historical overview --
Critical overview --
Gold diggers of 1933 (Mervyn Leroy, 1933) --
Top hat (Mark Sandrich, 1935) --
The pirate (Vincente Minnelli, 1948) --
West side story (1961) and Saturday night fever --
Woodstock (Michael Wadleigh, 1970) --
Phantom of the paradise (Brian De Palma, 1974) --
Pennies from heaven (Herbert Ross, 1981) and Across the universe (Julie Taymor, 2007).
Series Title: New approaches to film genre.
Responsibility: Barry Keith Grant.
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The Hollywood Film Musical examines the cross-fertilization between the genre and the popular music industry, tracing the function of this relationship in aesthetic, ideological and industrial terms,  Read more...

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Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-and upper-division undergraduates; general readers. (Choice, 1 November 2012)

 
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