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The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia (Hardback)
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The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 536 Pages / Published: 30/03/1999
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Following the successful, The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 1995), this new encyclopedia reviews in-depth individual songs written for the American musical film over the past seventy years. Over 1,800 songs from over 500 musical films are identified and described. In addition to detailing the songs' authors, original singers, and initial film appearances, the encyclopedia also explains how the songs were used in the film, lists subsequent film and stage appearances of the songs, and notes memorable recordings. From Jolson to Elvis, operetta to rock musicals, and Irving Berlin to the Beatles, the comprehensive scope of this work gathers a wealth of information about film musical songs not readily available elsewhere. The combination of accurate, thoroughly researched information, commentary, and anecdotal background will appeal to both film scholars and fans. Numerous indexes for easy reference include a list of alternate song titles, famous movie songs from other sources, best song Oscars, Oscar-winning film musicals, and a list of film musicals from 1927 through 1998. A bibliography completes this important reference tool and provides helpful sources for further research.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313307379
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 875 g
Dimensions: 230 x 156 x 30 mm
Edition: Annotated edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Scholars and librarians will find the bibliography of titles about film musicals, film songs and their creators, and American popular music extremely useful. This encyclopedia, for which nothing comparable currently exists, will be essential for academic and public libraries supporting curricula in film studies and/or musical theater. Highly recommended for all levels."-Choice
"The concise entries combine a wealth of information not found in other sources. This new reference work will certainly find a place in film and music reference collections."-Library Journal
"Although there are other reference works on the musical film, this one has the most comprehensive, annotated coverage of individual songs from film....recommended for comprehensive music and film collections."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?The concise entries combine a wealth of information not found in other sources. This new reference work will certainly find a place in film and music reference collections.?-Library Journal
?Hischak's The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia is an ambitious, carefully executed [book]....This is an essential addition to music, film studies, and popular culture collections.?-American Reference Books Annual
?Although there are other reference works on the musical film, this one has the most comprehensive, annotated coverage of individual songs from film....recommended for comprehensive music and film collections.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?Scholars and librarians will find the bibliography of titles about film musicals, film songs and their creators, and American popular music extremely useful. This encyclopedia, for which nothing comparable currently exists, will be essential for academic and public libraries supporting curricula in film studies and/or musical theater. Highly recommended for all levels.?-Choice
"Hischak's The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia is an ambitious, carefully executed [book]....This is an essential addition to music, film studies, and popular culture collections."-American Reference Books Annual

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