The International Film Musical (Google eBook)

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Corey Creekmur, Linda Mokdad
Oxford University Press, Jan 1, 2012 - Social Science - 288 pages
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This is a comparative consideration of the musical's role within national cinema traditions. While the musical is one cinema's few genuinely international genres, it has often functioned as an explicitly local or national form, drawing upon distinct traditions understood as 'native' rather than 'international'. Simultaneously, musicals from around the world have often imitated Hollywood models, resulting in their easy dismissal as culturally 'impure' and demonstrating the creative and ideological tension between promoting and abandoning traditional cultural forms and styles. This productive tension between local and global elements lies at the heart of international film musicals, which typically acknowledge the dominant Hollywood model while claiming their own cultural specificity.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgements
1949
Introduction
1956
Britain
1972
France
1987
l Portugal
r Italy
Soviet Union
Mexico
Q Brazil
Japan
China
Q India
The Postmodern Transnational Film Musical
Coda
Copyright

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Corey Creekmur is Associate Professor of Film Studies and English at the University of Iowa. Linda Mokdad is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University.

Corey Creekmur is Associate Professor of Film Studies and English at the University of Iowa. Linda Mokdad is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University.

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