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Film's Musical Moments
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Introduction; PART I: MUSIC, FILM, CULTURE; 1. Jazz, Ideology and the Animated Cartoon; 2. A Short History of the Big Band Musical; 3. Television, the Pop Industry and the Hollywood Musical; 4. The Operatic in New German Cinema; PART II: STARS, PERFORMANCE AND RECEPTION; 5. Jack Buchanan and the British Musical Comedy of the 1930s; 6. Star Personae and Authenticity in the Country Music Biopic; 7. Stardom, Reception and the ABBA 'Musical'; PART III: THE POST-CLASSICAL HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL; 8. Musical Performance and the Cult Film Experience; 9. The Soundtrack Movie, Nostalgia and Consumption; 10. Youth, Excess and the Musical Moment; 11. Music, Film and Post-Stonewall Gay Identity; PART IV: BEYOND HOLLYWOOD; 12. Early Danish Musical Comedies, 1931-1939; 13. Film Musicals in the GDR; 14. The Bollywood Musical.

About the Author

Ian Conrich is Fellow at the University of Essex in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre; Founding Director of the Centre for New Zealand Studies, Birckbeck, Univeristy of London Estella Tincknell is Associate Head of the School of Cultural Studies at the University of the West of England.

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Film's Musical Moments will be of use to film and TV scholars, as well as scholars whose work is more directly focused on music in media. It is a promising first entry in the Edinburgh University Press's 'Music & the Moving Image' series. -- Paul N. Reinsch, University of Southern California Film International The strength of Film's Musical Moments is ultimately based on the strength of the individual contributions. Yet this is something more than a collection of articles about music in film... [a] welcome addition to the literature on film's musical nature. -- Guy Barefoot Journal of British Cinema and Television Film's Musical Moments is a refreshing look at music in film, specifically musical performance within film... [It] is the first from the 'Music and the Moving Image' series edited by Kevin Donnelly, and if this book is any indication of what the later books in this series will be like, the study of music, film, popular culture, and other media will continue to open up, offering new or fresh perspectives within each respected field while being complementary and interrelated with one another. -- Lara Hrycaj, Wayne State University SCOPE: An Online Journal of Film Studies Covers a wide variety of cinematic texts and traditions in its attempts to dissect the various guises and effects of the musical moment, and its genuiniely interdisciplinary nature makes it a valuable resource for researchers working in many different areas of scholarship. -- Catherine Haworth Music, Sound and the Moving Image Film's Musical Moments will be of use to film and TV scholars, as well as scholars whose work is more directly focused on music in media. It is a promising first entry in the Edinburgh University Press's 'Music & the Moving Image' series. The strength of Film's Musical Moments is ultimately based on the strength of the individual contributions. Yet this is something more than a collection of articles about music in film... [a] welcome addition to the literature on film's musical nature. Film's Musical Moments is a refreshing look at music in film, specifically musical performance within film... [It] is the first from the 'Music and the Moving Image' series edited by Kevin Donnelly, and if this book is any indication of what the later books in this series will be like, the study of music, film, popular culture, and other media will continue to open up, offering new or fresh perspectives within each respected field while being complementary and interrelated with one another. Covers a wide variety of cinematic texts and traditions in its attempts to dissect the various guises and effects of the musical moment, and its genuiniely interdisciplinary nature makes it a valuable resource for researchers working in many different areas of scholarship.

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