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Musicals in film

Thomas S. Hischak

Musicals in film

a guide to the genre

by Thomas S. Hischak

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musical films,
  • History and criticism,
  • Musicals

  • About the Edition

    This wide-ranging guide introduces (or reintroduces) readers to movie musicals past and present, enabling them to experience the development of this uniquely American art formand discover films they"ll love.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-420) and index.

    StatementThomas S. Hischak
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.M86 H58 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvii, 449 pages
    Number of Pages449
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27236642M
    ISBN 101440844224
    ISBN 109781440844225, 9781440844232
    LC Control Number2016019986
    OCLC/WorldCa946906616

    musical (noun): a stage, television or film production utilizing popular-style songs - dialogue optional - to either tell a story (book musicals) or showcase the talents of the writers and/or performers (revues). The Sound of Music movie was released in and starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The songs from this film are classics, including the title song and “My Favorite Things.” Many people don’t realize that The Sound of Music was first a stage musical made in The source material for the musical was the memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

      Musicals adapted from movies (not to be confused with musical movies) are a common sight on Broadway these purists treat this trend as . " a model of genre criticism and probably the best overall analysis of the film musical to date." Journal of Popular Films and Television "The American Film Musical is a truly admirable book which is well worth making a song and dance about. It will immediately assume biblical authority for all who are seriously interested in the dream-factory's most lavish fantasies, and it may even 5/5(1).

    Why Movie Musical Characters Make Great Role Models Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Print Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. The Color Purple, a musical with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray and a book by Marsha Norman, opened on Broadway in and is based on the Alice Walker novel of the same name. The most recent Broadway revival won two Tony Awards: Best Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for Cynthia Erivo. Start with: “The Color Purple,” “I’m Here”.


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rows  Based on the film and animated musical films of the same name, with a new. The book makes you reconsider all the presuppositions you may have about the film musical and what constitutes a musical. The patterns and workings he reveals, particularly with regard to the dual-focus narrative, are fascinating: instead of just the old "how many songs?"Cited by: In recent decades, approximately nine out of ten successful musicals have been based on pre-existing books, historic events, plays or films.

Some musicals people think of as completely original were actually adaptations. Company was based on a series of existing one act plays by librettist George Furth. Abyssinia (musical) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (musical) Aggiungi un posto a tavola.

Alice by Heart. Alice in Wonderland (musical) All American (musical) Ambassador (musical) American Psycho (musical). Many shows that come to Broadway are inspired by other works, sometimes a book, a movie, a play, or something else entirely.

These 12 shows all started as plays before they were adapted into films. This is a general list of musicals, including Broadway musicals, West End musicals, and musicals that premeried in other places, as well as film musicals, whose titles fall into the M-Z alphabetic range.(See also List of notable musical theatre productions, List of operettas, List of Bollywood films, List of rock musicals.).

See List of musicals: A to L for additional titles. The following is a list of musical films by year.

A musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. s The Jungle Book 2 (animated) The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (animated) The Music Man (television film).

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A true "Hollywood" interpretation of the Broadway musical, but never the less still as addicting. The film features both Dick van Dyke and Paul Lynde, who also appeared in the roles on Broadway, and who give wonderful performances.

Book musicals A Gaiety Girl () was one of the first hit musicals Since the 20th century, the "book musical" has been defined as a musical play where songs and dances are fully integrated into a well-made story with serious dramatic goals that is able to evoke genuine emotions other than laughter.

The Movie Musical. is more than a love letter to a great American artform; it's a symphony. Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning editor and author of the new book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Author: Jason Heller.

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IMDb: Top Greatest Musicals show list info. 21, usersviews from made by Kris Anne Baker. avg. A list of the best Musical movies, as ranked by IMDb users, like you. Find something great to watch now. Menu. Movies. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight.

Musicals have so many different types, and so many aspects other than just what is seen onstage. Let's look at the different types of musicals: Book musical, Revue Musical, and Rock/Pop Musicals.

Book Musicals. A "book musical" is one with traditional musical with a story that drives the music and characters. Although the animated musical film has become a popular route for the genre in recent years, the success of films like Chicago (Marshall, ), Rent (Columbus, ), Sweeney Todd (Burton, ), and Les Misérables (Hooper, ) seems to indicate that large scale, live action musical productions are still very much relevant to film today.

In. “Guys And Dolls” () We’d argue that Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows’ “Guys And Dolls,” a musical inspired by the short stories of Damon Runyon, is probably the greatest thing that ever played Broadway, and one of the great works of 20th-century means that while Joseph L.

Mankiewicz’s film is actually a somewhat disappointing adaptation of the show, it.The biggest most fantastic musical ever filmed. But more than that every song is wonderful, the characters are terrific, and though the movie is kid-friendly, this is not a children's movie.

A perfect blend of light and dark elements. Irresistible and authoritative, The Movie Musical! is an in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white—an essential text for anyone who's ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies.

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