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Rough Guide to Film Musicals

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ISBN-10: 1843536501

ISBN-13: 9781843536505

Edition: 1st 2007

Authors: David Parkinson, Rough Guides Staff

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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.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

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

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
Easter Parade
42nd Street
Footlight Parade
Funny Face
Gold Diggers Of 1933
Guys And Dolls
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
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
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