Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader

ISBN-10: 041523560X
ISBN-13: 9780415235600
Edition: 2001
Authors: Steven Cohan
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Musicals of the Studio Era
Generic Forms
Introduction
Richard Dyer, Entertainment and Utopia
Jane Feuer, The Self-reflective Musical and the Myth of Entertainment
Rick Altman, The American Film Musical as Dual-Focus Narrative
Martin Rubin, Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musical
Gendered Spectacles
Introduction
Patricia Mellencamp, Sexual Economics: Gold Diggers of 1933
Lucie Arbuthnot and Gail Seneca, Pre-text and Text in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Steven Cohan, "Feminizing" the Song-and-Dance Man: Fred Astaire and the Spectacle of Masculinity in the Hollywood Musical
Camp Interventions
Introduction
Richard Dyer, Judy Garland and Camp
Matthew Tinkcom, "Working Like a Homosexual": Camp Visual Codes and the Labor of Gay Subjects in the MGM Freed Unit
Pamela Robertson, Feminist Camp in Gold Diggers of 1933
Shari Roberts, "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat": Carmen Miranda, A Spectacle of Ethnicity
Racial Displacements
Introduction
Carol J. Clover, Dancin' in the Rain
Michael Rogin, New Deal Blackface
Linda Mizejewski, Beautiful White Bodies
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