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Dangerous rhythm : why movie musicals matter / Richard Barrios.

Barrios, Richard, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Stan Getz Library PN1995.9.M86 B37 2014 37684001083291 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0199973849 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780199973842 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
All that jazz -- Everything's been done before -- Where do they come from (and where do they go?) -- Seeing's believing -- People from Jolson to Justin in 85 years -- The art of the possible -- Music makes me -- Music makes me -- With plenty of money -- I get the neck of the chicken -- Turn on the heat -- Painting the clouds: Snow White, South Park, and other ways to animate a musical -- Under my skin: musicals musicals and race, musicals and sexuality -- Put 'em in a box -- Epilogue : Dream dancing.
Summary, etc.:
Insightful, witty, as exuberant as its subject matter, this book offers a fresh, revolutionary take on a uniquely American institution: the movie musical. In a book that is at once history, analysis, investigation, and meditation, noted film historian Richard Barrios takes on the entire musical spectrum, from Al Jolson and The Broadway Melody to hip-hop and Les Misérables. Over nine decades, the musical film has been a cornerstone of the entertainment world, yet its existence has been more erratic that any other type of film. Barrios delves deep into the genre, uncovering what makes it a commercially and artistically successful art form that, despite falling in and out of favor with the American public, has a firm and enduring hold on the American cultural imagination.
Subject: Musical films > United States > History and criticism.

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