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American film musicals

Barry Keith Grant

American film musicals

by Barry Keith Grant

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Published by Wiley-Blackwell in Malden .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Musical films,
  • History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBarry Keith Grant
    SeriesNew approaches to film genre
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.M86 G68 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25101956M
    ISBN 109781405182539, 9781405182522
    LC Control Number2011044943

    The success of The Black Crook () opened the way for the development of American musicals in the s, including extravaganzas, pantomimes, and the musical farces of Harrigan & Hart. The comic operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan () were witty, tuneful and exquisitely produced – leading to new standards of theatrical production.   The music event of the season isn’t a surprise-release hip-hop album or a pop diva’s Max Martin-produced single. It isn’t even music. It’s a book — specifically, Born to Run, the $

    With advanced ticket sales in excess of $20 million and its soundtrack debut at #8 on the Top Album Billboard chart, it is on track to be one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time. The show officially opened on Broadway on December 4, , after a successful Off-Broadway run. The musical features a score by.   Shelves: read-music-theatre-and-film Broadway Musicals is a difficult book to review. On the one hand, it is detailed and informative, with sections concentrating first on different aspects of musical theatre production and then on some key figures in the industry/5.

    - Explore dhutchinsmcnutt's board "Books, Movies & Musicals", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Musicals, Broadway shows and Broadway plays pins.   Best Musicals About America (Message Board) Its not star spangled but it is all american in theme and depicts the heart of america in its themes.


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""The American Film Musical is a truly admirable book which is well worth making a song and dance about. It will immediately assume biblical authority for all who are seriously interested in the dream-factory's most lavish fantasies, and it may even come to stand as a landmark in our understanding of Hollywood as a wholeCited by: Features close readings of canonical and neglected film musicals from the s to the present including: Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain, Woodstock, Gimme Shelter, West Side Story, and Across the UniverseCited by: 6.

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/5(31). rows  Based on the film and animated musical films of the same name, with a new.

Fantastic Mr Fox (musical) First Impressions (musical) Flora the Red Menace Flower Drum Song The Fortress of Solitude (musical) The Four Musketeers (musical) Frankenstein – A New Musical Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim Freaky Friday (musical) From Here to Eternity the Musical.

26 rows  Part of the AFI Years series, AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals is a list of the top Movies. Musicals with great scores and weak books tend to fail, while those with mediocre scores and solid books have a better chance of succeeding. After all, the first job of every play or film – musical or not – is to tell a good story.

Key Book Elements. A musical book has to: Keep the story line clear and easy to follow at all times. The following is a list of musical films by year.A musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

This reference work is an annotated guide to American stage productions remade for film and television, with works ranging from late 19th-century American plays and musicals, through silent and sound films, to made-for-video.

Journal of Popular Films and Television "The American Film Musical is a truly admirable book which is well worth making a song and dance about. It will immediately assume biblical authority for all 5/5(1). For the Library of America, he has edited Kaufman & Co.

(George S. Kaufman’s plays) and the two-volume collection of American Musicals (). With Michael Kantor, he was co-writer of the multi-part PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh and Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, as well as their companion volumes.5/5(18).

The 23 Best Movie Musicals Since with a screenplay by original book writer James Lapine and direction by movie musical pro Rob Marshall. Sondheim purists may scoff at some of the changes. The musical has been called "the most popular form of entertainment in the world." This work examines the subjects, themes, and contemporary relevance of Hollywood musicals through their long popularity, placing each show in historical and political context and analyzing it in detail.

A chapter is devoted to how Golddiggers of () and Stand Up and Cheer () deal with the economic. The book can be divided into chapters describing general trends of the periods of film music (from silent film to the s) and chapters devoted to individual composers (from Max Cited by:   It’s no great surprise that adaptations abound in the theatre world.

There’s musicals based on plays (OKLAHOMA!), plays based on books (DANGEROUS LIAISONS), and musicals based on books which were based on other books (WICKED). Books have always been a main basis of new theatrical work, and rightly so.

Literature is ripe with drama that [ ]. American Musicals – The Complete Books and Lyrics of Eight Broadway Classics is kept in print by a gift from Candace Drake Wainwright to the Guardians of American Letters Fund, made in memory of her father Alfred Drake, who starred in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma.

There is debate over what the first book musical was, but it is accepted that the first American book musical was Showboat (), where Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II sought to integrate the songs with the main action – “In other words a musical like no other musical Broadway had ever seen.” (Frederick Nolan, Sound of Their Music).

7 Must-read books about Broadway. ‘The Secret History of the American Musical’ by Jack Viertel. when film is surely outdated and music is accessible via chip implant, we will still be. American Musicals book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the /5. Several more musicals for MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) with Eddie Cantor followed, as well as a few dramatic films, before Berkeley moved to Warner Bros., where over a period of six years from to he choreographed and/or directed 19 musicals, including 42nd Street (), Gold Diggers of (), and Dames ().

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated gh musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be.

Musicals have been tap dancing their way into moviegoers' hearts since the invention of cinema sound itself. From Oliver! to Singin' in the Rain, here Author: Guardian Staff.(Applause Books). Hairspray is the Tony Award winner for Best Musical! Based on filmmaker John Waters' affectionately subversive homage to his Baltimore youth, Hairspray takes place in