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Film Musicals

ISBN-10: 1843536501
ISBN-13: 9781843536505
Edition: 2007
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Description: The perfect companion to cinema''s most spectacular genre, The Rough Guide to Film Musicals reveals how an escapist entertainment became Hollywood''s most ingenious art form. From such enduring classics as Singin'' In The Rain and West Side Story to  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rough Guides, Limited
Publication date: 7/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

The perfect companion to cinema''s most spectacular genre, The Rough Guide to Film Musicals reveals how an escapist entertainment became Hollywood''s most ingenious art form. From such enduring classics as Singin'' In The Rain and West Side Story to recent successes like Evita and Chicago, this book reviews 50 essential musicals, including several forgotten gems. There are profiles of musical icons such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and George Gershwin and details of musicals from around the world. Complete with a list of the best soundtracks, websites and books for further reading, this Rough Guide takes a behind the scenes look at this magical movie genre.

David Parkinson is a freelance film critic and historian, and theauthor of several books on the subject. He lives in London.

Introduction
Setting The Stage: the origins
No Business Like Show Business: the history
The Canon: 50 essential film musicals
An American In Paris
Annie Get Your Gun
The Band Wagon
Cabaret
Carousel
Chicago
Easter Parade
Evita
42nd Street
Footlight Parade
Funny Face
Gigi
Gold Diggers Of 1933
Grease
Guys And Dolls
Hallelujah!
High Society
High, Wide And Handsome
The Jazz Singer
The King And I
Kiss Me Kate
The Lion King
Love Me Tonight
The Love Parade
Mary Poppins
Meet Me In St Louis
The Merry Widow
My Fair Lady
Nashville
Oklahoma!
On The Town
The Pajama Game
The Pirate
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
Shall We Dance
Show Boat
Silk Stockings
Singin' In The Rain
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
The Sound Of Music
South Pacific
A Star Is Born
Summer Holiday
Swing Time
Top Hat
West Side Story
The Wizard Of Oz
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yolanda And The Thief
The Icons: singing stars & unsung talent
Puttin' On The Ritz: how musicals work
A World Of Entertainment: the international musical
Over The Rainbow: the wider picture
Picture credits
Index

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