The Sound of Musicals

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British Film Institute, Jan 15, 2011 - Performing Arts - 232 pages
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This new collection addresses the film musical, a central genre in the Hollywood studio system, which has also been important within British, Hindi and Chinese cinema. Leading international scholars explore key issues, traditions, subgenres, stars and films of the musical film from the 1930s to the present. 

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STEVEN COHAN is Professor of English at Syracuse University, USA. His books include Telling Stories: A Theoretical Analysis of Narrative (1988, co-authored with Linda M. Shires), Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the Fifties (1997), Incongruous Entertainment: Camp, Cultural Value, and the MGM Musical (2005) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008).

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