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Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader : In Focus: Routledge Film Readers - Steven Cohan

Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader

In Focus: Routledge Film Readers

By: Steven Cohan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th December 2001
ISBN: 9780415235600
Number Of Pages: 224

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"Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader" explores one of the most popular genres in film history. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of the musical, including: the musical's significance as a genre; the musical's own particular representation of sexual difference; the idea of camp, both through stars such as Judy Garland and Carmen Miranda and musicals themselves; and the displacement of race in Hollywood's representations of entertainment. Each section features an editor's introduction setting debates in context.

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"The book "Hollywood Musicals of the "In Focus: Routledge Film Readers series offer sorely needed collections of critical essays on topics relating to the presence and use of music in films.." -Daniel Goldmark, University of Goldmark--"American Music, Spring 2004

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: Musicals of the Studio Erap. 1
Generic Formsp. 17
Introductionp. 17
Richard Dyer, Entertainment and Utopiap. 19
Jane Feuer, The Self-reflective Musical and the Myth of Entertainmentp. 31
Rick Altman, The American Film Musical as Dual-Focus Narrativep. 41
Martin Rubin, Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musicalp. 53
Gendered Spectaclesp. 63
Introductionp. 63
Patricia Mellencamp, Sexual Economics: Gold Diggers of 1933p. 65
Lucie Arbuthnot and Gail Seneca, Pre-text and Text in Gentlemen Prefer Blondesp. 77
Steven Cohan, "Feminizing" the Song-and-Dance Man: Fred Astaire and the Spectacle of Masculinity in the Hollywood Musicalp. 87
Camp Interventionsp. 103
Introductionp. 103
Richard Dyer, Judy Garland and Campp. 107
Matthew Tinkcom, "Working Like a Homosexual": Camp Visual Codes and the Labor of Gay Subjects in the MGM Freed Unitp. 115
Pamela Robertson, Feminist Camp in Gold Diggers of 1933p. 129
Shari Roberts, "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat": Carmen Miranda, A Spectacle of Ethnicityp. 143
Racial Displacementsp. 155
Introductionp. 155
Carol J. Clover, Dancin' in the Rainp. 157
Michael Rogin, New Deal Blackfacep. 175
Linda Mizejewski, Beautiful White Bodiesp. 183
Select Bibliographyp. 195
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9780415235600
ISBN-10: 041523560X
Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th December 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1