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A song in the dark : the birth of the musical film

Author: Richard Barrios
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicling the early musical film years from 1926 to 1934, A Song in the Dark offers a fascinating look at these innovative films, the product of much of the major experimentation that went on during the development of sound technology. Illuminating the entire evolution of this new sound medium, Richard Barrios shows how Hollywood, seeking to outdo Broadway and vaudeville, recruited both the famous and the unknown,
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barrios, Richard.
Song in the dark.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624375874
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Barrios
ISBN: 0195088107 9780195088106 0195088115 9780195088113
OCLC Number: 30700613
Description: xii, 493 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Vitaphone Prelude --
2. The Sound Barrier --
3. "You Were Meant for Me" --
4. On with the Show! --
5. Finding a Voice --
6. Dueling Mammies --
7. Hollywood, Revued --
8. Broadway Babies --
9. "With All Its Original Stage Enchantment" --
10. Just Imagine --
11. The Cuckoos --
12. Of Viennese Nights and Golden Dawns --
13. Is It a Musical? --
14. The March of Time --
15. Voices in the Wilderness --
16. "We're in the Money" --
17. The Past as Prologue --
Finale --
Appendix I. Notes on Lost Films --
Appendix II. A Selective Discography: The First Musicals on Record.
Responsibility: Richard Barrios.
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This work examines in full detail the creation and development of the musical film in the years 1927-1934. Although emphasis is placed on the films of Hollywood, musicals from France, Germany and  Read more...

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