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Hollywood Movie Musicals

Hollywood Movie Musicals

  • Author: John Howard Reid
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1411697626
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1978
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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.

More Movie Musicals

More Movie Musicals

  • Author: John Howard Reid
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1411673425
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 260
  • View: 668
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Many of your favorite movie musicals are sure to be represented in this book. Classics like "Rose Marie" and "Calamity Jane" rub shoulders with "Artists and Models," "Babes on Broadway," "The Bohemian Girl," "The Inspector General" and "The Kid from Brooklyn." Bing and Bob are off on "The Road to Singapore," Eddie Cantor is involved in "Roman Scandals," while Mitzi Gaynor enjoys her stay in "South Pacific." Will Rogers, Jeanne Crain and Alice Faye all have a go in the various versions of "State Fair" and we catch Deanna Durbin in "Three Smart Girls," "Three Smart Girls Grow Up," "It Started with Eve" and "Something in the Wind." And that's just a small sampling of the wonders in store in "More Movie Musicals."

The Hollywood Film Musical

The Hollywood Film Musical

  • Author: Barry Keith Grant
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405182539
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 182
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'The Hollywood Film Musical' examines the cross-fertilisation between the genre and the popular music industry, tracing the function of this relationship in aesthetic, ideological and industrial terms, and outlining the influence of minstrel shows, vaudeville, the Broadway stage, the recording industry, and stardom.

Musicals

Musicals

Hollywood and Beyond

  • Author: Bill Marshall,Robynn Stilwell,Robynn Jeananne Stilwell
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 9781841500034
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 187
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The profound influence of the Hollywood musical across geographical and cultural boundaries has long been neglected. This original collection of essays seeks to initiate a new critical debate by approaching classic Hollywood films from perspectives such as 'musicology'. Broadening the scope of previous studies, this volume also examines the manner in which European cinema appropriated the musical to create new meanings. It provides an innovative reading of the influence of the musical on youth culture, and its endorsement in modern dance movies and the music video. The volume covers the themes of: • Music and Structure • Classical Hollywood Musical Cinematic Practice • Star Texts • European Musical Forms • Minority Identities • Youth Cultures This is an entertaining and valuable text for students on degree courses in Film and Music. Thought-provoking and authoritative, it will also be a welcome resource for those researching and teaching in the area.

Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader

Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader

  • Author: Professor Emeritus of Film Steven Cohan,Steven Cohan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415235594
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 212
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The articles in this collection examine the musical in relation to its generic form and conventions, the relationship between narrative and spectacle, gender and feminist analysis and the representation of race and ethnicity.

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

Hollywood Musicals Year by Year

  • Author: Stanley Green
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780634007651
  • 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.

Hollywood Musicals You Missed

Hollywood Musicals You Missed

Seventy Noteworthy Films from the 1930s

  • Author: Edwin M. Bradley
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476639930
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 306
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Pre-World War II Hollywood musicals weren't only about Astaire and Rogers, Mickey and Judy, Busby Berkeley, Bing Crosby, or Shirley Temple. The early musical developed through tangents that reflected larger trends in film and American culture at large. Here is a survey of select titles with a variety of influences: outsized songwriter personalities, hubbub over "hillbilly" and cowboy stereotypes, the emergence of swing, and the brief parade of opera stars to celluloid. Featured movies range from the smash hit Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), to obscurities such as Are You There? (1930) and Swing, Sister, Swing (1938), to the high-grossing but now forgotten Mountain Music (1937), and It's Great to Be Alive (1933), a zesty pre-Code musical/science-fiction/comedy mishmash. Also included are some of the not-so-memorable pictures made by some of the decade's greatest musical stars.

The First Hollywood Musicals

The First Hollywood Musicals

A Critical Filmography of 171 Features, 1927 through 1932

  • Author: Edwin M. Bradley
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786420292
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 400
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As Hollywood entered the sound era, it was rightly determined that the same public fascinated by the novelty of the talkie would be dazzled by the spectacle of a song and dance film. In 1929 and 1930, film musicals became the industry’s most lucrative genre—until the greedy studios almost killed the genre by glutting the market with too many films that looked and sounded like clones of each other. From the classy movies such as Sunnyside Up and Hallelujah! to failures such as The Lottery Bride and Howdy Broadway, this filmography details 171 early Hollywood musicals. Arranged by subgenre (backstagers, operettas, college films, and stage-derived musical comedies), the entries include studio, release date, cast and credits, running time, a complete song list, any recordings spawned by the film, Academy Award nominations and winners, and availability on video or laserdisc. These data are followed by a plot synopsis, including analysis of the film’s place in the genre’s history. Includes over 90 photographs.

The Hollywood Musical

The Hollywood Musical

  • Author: Jane Feuer
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253207685
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 154
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". . . both fresh and informed, as well as a pleasure to read." -- Film Quarterly Since 1982, 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. It is the text for the study of Hollywood musicals.

After the Silents

After the Silents

Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

  • Author: Michael Slowik
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535503
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 352
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Many believe Max Steiner's score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry's early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study of a long-neglected phase in Hollywood's initial development, recasting the history of film sound and its relationship to the "Golden Age" of film music (1935–1950). Slowik follows filmmakers' shifting combinations of sound and image, recapturing the volatility of this era and the variety of film music strategies that were tested, abandoned, and kept. He explores early film music experiments and accompaniment practices in opera, melodrama, musicals, radio, and silent films and discusses the impact of the advent of synchronized dialogue. He concludes with a reassessment of King Kong and its groundbreaking approach to film music, challenging the film's place and importance in the timeline of sound achievement.