Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre

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James E. Peroneauthor

James E. Perone, PhD, is is professor emeritus of Music at the University of Mount Union.

Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre

20200113

Greenwood

Pages 256
Topics A Star Is Born;Aladdin;Beauty and the Beast;Fiddler on the Roof;Gigi;Jesus Christ Superstar;On the Town;The Rocky Horror Picture Show;The Sound of Music;Stormy Weather;The Wizard of Oz;Top Hat;Popular Culture: Music and Performing Arts;The Arts

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Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre

Author(s): Perone, James;
Contributors: Perone, James;
Abstract:

Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre provides an overview of musical theater on film for fans of the genre, with a focus on 50 must-hear musicals featured in movies.

Listen to Movie Musicals! Exploring a Musical Genre includes an overview of musical theatre and movie musicals in the United States. The 50 movies chosen for critical analysis include many of the best-known film musicals of the past and present; however, the list also includes several important movie musicals that were popular successes that are not necessarily on the "best-of" lists in other books. This volume also includes a greater focus on the actual music of movie musicals than do most other books, making it a stand-out title on the topic for high school and college readers.

Like the other books in this series, this volume includes a background chapter followed by a chapter that contains 50 important essays on must-hear movie musicals of approximately 1,500 words each. Chapters on the impact of movie musicals on popular culture and the legacy of movie musicals further explain the impact of both the movies and their songs.


  • Provides readers with an overview history of musicals and movie musicals in the United States
  • Offers critical analysis of 50 must-hear and must-see movie musicals, including some less commonly known
  • Examines the distinctions between movie musicals and their live, stage versions
  • Discusses the pop culture impact of some of the great movie musicals and their songs

SortTitle: listen to movie musicals! exploring a musical genre
Keyword(s): A Star Is Born; Aladdin; Beauty and the Beast; Fiddler on the Roof; Gigi; Jesus Christ Superstar; On the Town; The Rocky Horror Picture Show; The Sound of Music; Stormy Weather; The Wizard of Oz; Top Hat; Popular Culture: Music and Performing Arts; The Arts
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James E. Peroneauthor

James E. Perone, PhD, is is professor emeritus of Music at the University of Mount Union.

eISBN-13: 9781440869723
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440869716
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 20200113
Series: Exploring Musical Genres