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Hollywood Musical : British Film Institute Cinema - Feuer J.

Hollywood Musical

British Film Institute Cinema

By: Feuer J.


Published: 9th December 1992
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When the first edition of this book appeared, at the beginning of the 1980s, the age of the Hollywood musical seemed to be over. Fred and Ginger had long since hung up their dancing shoes and audiences had lost their taste for the MGM extravaganzas. But since then the musical has undergone a rebirth, with the rise of teen musicals such as "Dirty Dancing" and "Flashdance". In a chapter specially written for this new edition of her book, Jane Feuer shows how this new development in the genre relates to important changes in the cinema audience itself. More than any other form of cinema, the classic musicals epitomized the golden age of the Hollywood studio. As the author demonstrates, musicals not only showed singing and dancing; they were actually about singing and dancing, about the very idea of entertainment itself. Despite marked differences of style and tone, the teen musical depends on very much the same motifs, adapted to its target audience. The new form of musical, Jane Feuer argues, has been reconstructed from the materials of the old. She is the co-author of "MTM: Quality Television".

Preface to the First Edition - Preface to the Second Edition - List of Illustrations - Acknowledgements - Mass Art as Folk Art - Spectators and Spectacles - The Celebration of Popular Song - Dream Worlds and Dream Stages - The History of the Hollywood Musical: Innovation as Conservation - A Postscript for the Nineties - Filmography

ISBN: 9780333583425
ISBN-10: 0333583426
Series: British Film Institute Cinema
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 9th December 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised