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Through the Screen Door: What Happened to the Broadway Musical When it Went to Hollywood (Paperback)
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Through the Screen Door: What Happened to the Broadway Musical When it Went to Hollywood (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 08/07/2004
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This book is about the transition that musicals went through when they traveled from the stage to the screen. While the approach is critical, the style is readable and yields fascinating knowledge on the many things that did and didn't happen as theatre and film have merged throughout the past century.Hischak'sanalysis covers productions from The Desert Song (1927), to Chicago (2002).

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850187
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 213 x 253 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This informative book covers every Broadway musical adapted for the screen. -- Louis Botto * Playbill *
...hilarious, and loads of fun... -- Steven LaVigne * Living Out *
...the process of transferring from stage to screen is particularly fascinating, and is chronicled here in astonishing detail...Written with enthusiasm and understanding, the catalogue of fudged opportunities and moments of Oscar-winning glory will earn raves from theatre-goers and movie fans alike. Four Stars! * Film Review *
Hischak...examines 176 Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals that were translated into film versions in Hollywood, ranging from The Desert Song (1927) to the 2002 hit, Chicago; ten British musicals that were once popular in New York and later filmed with Hollywood connections; and 15 Broadway shows based on movie musicals. The author considers the changes each musical underwent and the results of those changes, both in terms of artistic achievement and audience satisfaction. Academic but accessible to theatergoers, moviegoers, film and/or theater students, and those in the theater and film businessss * Reference and Research Book News *
...this is an eye-opener, and entertaining to boot. * Stage Directions *
Hischak...examines 176 Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals that were translated into film versions in Hollywood, ranging from The Desert Song (1927) to the 2002 hit, Chicago; ten British musicals that were once popular in New York and later filmed with Hollywood connections; and 15 Broadway shows based on movie musicals. The author considers the changes each musical underwent and the results of those changes, both in terms of artistic achievement and audience satisfaction. Academic but accessible to theatergoers, moviegoers, film and/or theater students, and those in the theater and film business * Reference and Research Book News *
If you know someone who delights in musicals, Thomas S. Hischak's book Through the Screen Door would make a fine gift. * The Syracuse Post-Standard/Stars *
Essential. * CHOICE *

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