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Vincente Minnelli : the art of entertainment

Author: Joe McElhaney
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©2009.
Series: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Widely known for innovative films like "Meet Me in St Louis", "An American in Paris", and "The Band Wagon", Vincente Minnelli also directed classic film comedies like "Father of the Bride" and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joe McElhaney
ISBN: 9780814333075 0814333079
OCLC Number: 232002215
Description: ix, 458 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : playing for blood / Joe McElhaney --
Minelli in the 1960s : the rise and fall of an auteur. The red and the green : The four horsemen of the apocalypse / Jean Douchet --
Two weeks in another town / Jean Douchet --
Specters at the feast : French viewpoints on Minnelli's comedies / Bill Krohn --
Minnelli's American nightmare / Jean-Loup Bourget --
Vincente Minnelli / Thomas Elsaesser --
The 1970s and 1980s : genre, psychoanalysis, and close readings. Minnelli and melodrama / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith --
Meet me in St. Louis : Smith; or, The ambiguities / Andrew Britton --
It could be Oedipus Rex : denial and difference in The band wagon; or, The American musical as American gothic / Dana Polan --
Minnelli's Madame Bovary / Robin Wood --
The pirate isn't just decor / Serge Daney --
Minnelli caught in his web / Serge Daney --
The 1990s : matters of history, culture, and sexuality. The band wagon / Geoffrey Nowell-Smith --
The adventures of Rafe Hunnicutt : the bourgeois family in Home from the hill / Edward Gallafent --
Uptown folk : blackness and entertainment in Cabin in the sky / James Naremore --
Vincente Minnelli and the film ballet / Beth Genné --
Queer modernism : the cinematic aesthetic of Vincente Minnelli / David A. Gerstner --
The production and display of the closet : making Minnelli's Tea and sympathy / David A. Gerstner --
Minnelli today : the return of the artist. Brushstrokes in CinemaScope : Minnelli's action painting in Lust for life / Scott Bukatman --
Medium-shot gestures : Vincente Minnelli and Some came running / Joe McElhaney --
Minnelli in double system / Emmanuel Burdeau --
Style, calculation, and counterpoint in The clock / Murray Pomerance --
The immobile journey of Helen Corbett : on The courtship of Eddie's father / Carlos Losilla --
The impossible musical : On a clear day you can see forever / Adrian Martin --
Ars gratia artis : notes on Minnelli's poetics / Jacques Rancière --
Panic / Raymond Bellour --
Minnelli's messages / Emmanuel Burdeau.
Series Title: Contemporary approaches to film and television series.
Responsibility: edited by Joe McElhaney.
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