The Movie Musical

It explores how the movie musical mediates between nostalgia and technical innovation, while foregrounding the experiences of women, immigrants, and people of color.

Author: Desirée J. Garcia

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978803800

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 110

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The movie musical is often regarded as a classic Hollywood genre whose heyday was long in the past. In reality, however, musicals remain a vital part of both Hollywood and world cinema, and the genre continues to evolve in fascinating ways. Spotlighting iconic musicals like Singin’ in the Rain and La La Land alongside smaller films like La Bamba, Once, and Dancer in the Dark, this book demonstrates the flexibility and durability of the genre, as it takes steps to preserve its relevance for new generations and new cultures. Putting Asian and European movie musicals in conversation with their Hollywood counterparts, it examines how the genre references its own history while mediating between a nostalgic impulse and an embrace of new technologies. It also challenges stereotypes of the musical as merely a form of escapism by examining how many of these films engage with social issues and foreground the experiences of women, immigrants and people of color. This broad-ranging study of the genre helps to explain why the movie musical still gets audiences across the world tapping their feet and singing along.

The Movie Musical

From the Peter Neil Issacs collection.

Author: Lee Edward Stern

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061387653

Category: Musical films

Page: 159

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From the Peter Neil Issacs collection.

The Movie Musical

; Murder at the Vanities; Sun Valley Serenade; One from the Heart), this book is astute, informative, and pure pleasure to read.

Author: Jeanine Basinger

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781101874073

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 656

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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 story of the Hollywood musical--in the most telling, most incisive, most detailed, most gorgeously illustrated book of her long and remarkable career. From Fred Astaire, whom she adores, to La La Land, which she deplores, Basinger examines a dazzling array of stars, strategies, talents, and innovations in the history of musical cinema. Whether analyzing a classic Gene Kelly routine, relishing a Nelson-Jeanette operetta, or touting a dynamic hip hop number (in the underrated Idlewild), she is a canny and charismatic guide to the many ways that song and dance have been seen--and heard--on film. With extensive portraits of everyone from Al Jolson, the Jazz Singer; to Doris Day, whose iconic sunniness has overshadowed her dramatic talents; from Deanna Durbin, that lovable teen-star of the '30s and '40s; to Shirley T. and Judy G.; from Bing to Frank to Elvis; from Ann Miller to Ann-Margret; from Disney to Chicago . . . focusing on many beloved, iconic films (Top Hat; Singin' in the Rain; Meet Me in St. Louis; The Sound of Music) as well as unduly obscure gems (Eddie Cantor's Whoopee!; Murder at the Vanities; Sun Valley Serenade; One from the Heart), this book is astute, informative, and pure pleasure to read.

Listen to Movie Musicals Exploring a Musical Genre

This volume also includes a greater focus on the actual music of movie musicals than do most other books, making it a stand-out title on the topic for high school and college readers.

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869723

Category: Music

Page: 235

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Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre provides an overview of musical theater on film for fans of the genre, with a focus on 50 must-hear musicals featured in movies. Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre includes an overview of musical theatre and movie musicals in the United States. The 50 movies chosen for critical analysis include many of the best-known film musicals of the past and present; however, the list also includes several important movie musicals that were popular successes that are not necessarily on the "best-of" lists in other books. This volume also includes a greater focus on the actual music of movie musicals than do most other books, making it a stand-out title on the topic for high school and college readers. Like the other books in this series, this volume includes a background chapter followed by a chapter that contains 50 important essays on must-hear movie musicals of approximately 1,500 words each. Chapters on the impact of movie musicals on popular culture and the legacy of movie musicals further explain the impact of both the movies and their songs. Provides readers with an overview history of musicals and movie musicals in the United States Offers critical analysis of 50 must-hear and must-see movie musicals, including some less commonly known Examines the distinctions between movie musicals and their live, stage versions Discusses the pop culture impact of some of the great movie musicals and their songs

A Pictorial History of the Movie Musical

Surveys the development of film musicals from the Jazz Singer to West Side Story and describes the careers of stars, such as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, and Dick Powell

Author: John Springer

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 0890095264

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Surveys the development of film musicals from the Jazz Singer to West Side Story and describes the careers of stars, such as Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, and Dick Powell

An Analysis of Rent the Musical and the Movie

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This guide is a must-have for any Rent fan, or any fan of musicals.

Author: Ellen Marie

Publisher: Webster's Digital Services

ISBN: 1240199244

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This guide is a must-have for any Rent fan, or any fan of musicals. It details the history and origin of the musical as well as information on the original Broadway cast. The guide will also introduce the fan to the Rent, the movie. This portion of the book will include additional cast members and information about the film's director, Chris Columbus. Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

A Song in the Dark

Chronicling the early musical film years from 1926 to 1934, A Song in the Dark offers a fascinating look at these innovative films, the product of much of the major experimentation that went on during the development of sound technology.

Author: Richard Barrios

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195088113

Category: Music

Page: 493

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Chronicling the early musical film years from 1926 to 1934, A Song in the Dark offers a fascinating look at these innovative films, the product of much of the major experimentation that went on during the development of sound technology. The triumphs, disasters and offscreen intrigue of this era form a remarkable story of this vital and unique film history.

Lullabies of Hollywood

Through interviews with many of the leading lyricists, aided by years of research, the authors provide a survey of the leading popular and theme songs written exclusively for Hollywood--from sheet music for silent movies through ...

Author: Richard Fehr

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015029978700

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 366

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Through interviews with many of the leading lyricists, aided by years of research, the authors provide a survey of the leading popular and theme songs written exclusively for Hollywood--from sheet music for silent movies through contemporary soundtracks--concentrating on both the music and its role in the development of the movie musical. Also discussed are the writers and stars.

Astaire Dancing

Examines each of Fred Astaire's thirty-one musicals, provides a detailed analysis of all dance scenes, and describes Astaire's contributions to filmed dance

Author: John E. Mueller

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0394516540

Category: Dance in motion pictures, television, etc

Page: 440

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Examines each of Fred Astaire's thirty-one musicals, provides a detailed analysis of all dance scenes, and describes Astaire's contributions to filmed dance

The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book

How much did Munchkins get paid? What great cultural institution stands on the site where West Side Story was filmed? Who was first considered for the role of Mary Poppins?

Author:

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1557832226

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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How much did Munchkins get paid? What great cultural institution stands on the site where West Side Story was filmed? Who was first considered for the role of Mary Poppins? The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book spins out revelation after revelation with entertaining answers to intriguing questions that will test the wits of even the most die-hard musical fan.

Musicals in Film A Guide to the Genre

This wide-ranging guide introduces (or reintroduces) readers to movie musicals past and present, enabling them to experience the development of this uniquely American art form—and discover films they'll love.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440844232

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

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This wide-ranging guide introduces (or reintroduces) readers to movie musicals past and present, enabling them to experience the development of this uniquely American art form—and discover films they'll love. • Shows how the genre developed over time, from the 1920s to the present • Shares fascinating insights about musicals with which the reader is already familiar • Offers information on many lesser-known musicals • Helps readers find film musicals that are similar to those they know and like • Introduces important performers, directors, and songwriters • Includes photographic stills from famous movie musicals

Tom and Jerry the Movie Musical Selections

Seven selections from this delightful animated feature film, with Mancini's magic touch.

Author: Henry Mancini

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 0898986699

Category: Music

Page: 42

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Seven selections from this delightful animated feature film, with Mancini's magic touch. Titles are: (Money Is Such) A Beautiful Word * Friends to the End * God's Little Creatures * I Miss You (Robyn's Song) * I've Done It All * The Tom and Jerry Theme * What Do We Care? (The Alley Cats' Song).

Hollywood Movie Musicals

Such films are included in this book, as are many of the works of major stars, including Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Betty Grable, Shirley Temple, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Alice Faye, Jeanette MacDonald, ...

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411697621

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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When most people think of movie musicals, films like "Singin' in the Rain", "Sound of Music", "The Red Shoes", "On the Town", "White Christmas", "Ziegfeld Follies", "Top Hat", "Funny Face" and "Funny Girl" immediately come to mind. Such films are included in this book, as are many of the works of major stars, including Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Betty Grable, Shirley Temple, Julie Andrews, Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Alice Faye, Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Nelson Eddy, Doris Day, Dick Powell, Betty Hutton, Eleanor Powell, and Al Jolson. But attention is also drawn to less lavishly produced but very pleasant musical offerings from both major and minor studios (including perhaps the finest "B" musical ever made). In all, 125 pictures are reviewed and detailed with full cast and technical credits, plus songs and musical numbers, awards, release dates and other essential background information.

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

Author: Stanley Green

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0634007653

Category: Music

Page: 392

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A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.

The Sound of Music

Includes notes on what has happened to the stars since the movie was released in 1965, the story of the real Von Trapps, and more. 205 photos, 35 in color.

Author: Julia Antopol Hirsch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 0809238373

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 225

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A complete behind-the-scenes history of the filming of the beloved musical classic, with anecdotes from the cast and crew. Includes notes on what has happened to the stars since the movie was released in 1965, the story of the real Von Trapps, and more. 205 photos, 35 in color.