The Hollywood Film Musical

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This revealing history of the American film musical synthesizes the critical literature on the genre and provides a series of close analytical readings of iconic musical films, focusing on their cultural relationship to other aspects of American popular music.<br /> <br /> <ul> <li>Offers a depth of scholarship that will appeal to students and scholars</li> <li>Leads a crucial analysis of the cultural context of musicals, particularly the influence of popular music on the genre</li> <li>Delves into critical issues behind these films such as race, gender, ideology, and authorship</li> <li>Features close readings of canonical and neglected film musicals from the 1930s to the present including: <i>Top Hat</i>, <i>Singin’ in the Rain</i>, <i>Woodstock</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>, <i>West Side Story</i>, and <i>Across the Universe</i></li> </ul>

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