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The Hollywood Film Musical - New Approaches to Film Genre (Paperback)
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The Hollywood Film Musical - New Approaches to Film Genre (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 30/03/2012
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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. * Offers a depth of scholarship that will appeal to students and scholars * Leads a crucial analysis of the cultural context of musicals, particularly the influence of popular music on the genre * Delves into critical issues behind these films such as race, gender, ideology, and authorship * Features close readings of canonical and neglected film musicals from the 1930s to the present including: Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain, Woodstock, Gimme Shelter, West Side Story, and Across the Universe

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405182522
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 11 mm


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

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