|Statement||by Ethan Mordden.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii,261p.,(18)p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||261|
Oct 04, · It was a steal as a used book and has wonderful photographs. Note it was published in and this is the edition. This was not a problem for me as my interest is primarily in musicals prior to that time. If you love the American Hollywood Musical you will enjoy this/5(9). The Hollywood Musical. Captures the musical's magical world and assesses every Hollywood musical ever made beginning with The Jazz Singer of and including Cry Baby of Discusses 1, films with many never-before-seen stills, synopses, cast lists, and a comprehensive list of featured songs and musical numbers/5. Nov 01, · The Hollywood Musical. .".. both fresh and informed, as well as a pleasure to read.". Since , when this book first appeared, the Hollywood musical has undergone a rebirth, with the rise of teen musicals such as Dirty Dancing and Flashdance/5. "Elegantly conceived and beautifully illustrated, The Hollywood Film Musical introduces the genre with all its problematic glories. Grant is meticulous as a historian and scrupulous as a cultural critic. Did I mention the beautiful illustrations?" - Krin Gabbard, Stony Brook UniversityCited by: 6.
Oct 28, · Hollywood Musicals. A book which pays homage to the musical film in America. It moves from the earliest sound of music on film in the late s, to the driving beat of today. It covers the legendary stars of the musical film and recalls hundreds of memorable moments/5. Jan 01, · -- Times Literary Supplement ""The American Film Musical is a truly admirable book which is well worth making a song and dance about. It will immediately assume biblical authority for all who are seriously interested in the dream-factory's most lavish fantasies, and it may even come to stand as a landmark in our understanding Cited by: Irresistible and authoritative, The Movie Musical! is an in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white--an essential text for anyone who's ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies. Leading film historian Jeanine Basinger reveals, with her trademark wit and zest, the whole story4/5. The book (also called the libretto) is the least appreciated and yet most dramatically important element of a musical. It is the narrative structure that keeps the score from being nothing more than a .
The Hollywood Revue of ; Honky Tonk; Hot for Paris; Innocents of Paris; Is Everybody Happy? It's a Great Life; Jailhouse Blues; Little Johnny Jones; The Love Parade; Lucky Boy; Lucky in Love; Marianne; Married In Hollywood; Melody Lane; Melody of the Heart; Mother's Boy; On with the Show; The Painted Angel; Paris; Pointed Heels; Queen of the Night Clubs; The Rainbow Man; Red Hot Rhythm. Since , when this book first appeared, the Hollywood musical has undergone a rebirth, with the rise of teen musicals such as Dirty Dancing and Flashdance. In a chapter written especially for this second edition of her well-known study, Jane Feuer shows how this new development in the genre relates to important changes in the cinema audience itself. Nov 10, · A spectacular, information-packed celebration of the most beloved movie musicals, from My Fair Lady and Singing in theRain to Moulin Rouge and High School Musical. The follow-up hit to the bestselling and acclaimed Broadway Musicals, Hollywood Musicals pays grand tribute to the most popular and enduring musical movies. Beginning in and continuing to the present it/5. Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader - Google Books Articles examine the musical in relation to its generic form and conventions, the relationship between narrative and spectacle, gender and.