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Astaire by Numbers Time and the Straight White Male Dancer

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ISBN-10: 0197643590

ISBN-13: 9780197643594

Edition: N/A

Authors: Todd Decker

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Astaire by Numbers looks at every second of dancing Fred Astaire committed to film in the studio era--all six hours, thirty-four minutes, and fifty seconds. Using a quantitative digital humanities approach, as well as previously untapped production records, author Todd Decker takes the reader onto the set and into the rehearsal halls and editing rooms where Astaire created his seemingly perfect film dances. Watching closely in this way reveals how Astaire used the technically sophisticated resources of the Hollywood film making machine to craft a singular career in mass entertainment as a straight white man who danced. Decker dissects Astaire's work at the level of the shot, the cut, and…    
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/22/2022
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.10" long x 1.04" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Todd Deckeris Assistant Professor of Music at Washington University in St. Louis.