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The Sound of Musicals


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Acknowledgments.- Notes on Contributors.- Introduction: How Do You Solve a Problem like the Film Musical?.- PART ONE: GENRE MATTERS.- From Homosocial to Heterosexual: The Musical's Two Projects; R.Altman.- British Gaiety: Musical Cinema and the Theatrical Tradition in British Film; L.Napper.- The Mellifluous Illogics of the 'Bollywood Musical'; B.Sarkar.- The International Art Musical: Defining and Periodizing the Post-1980s Musical; J.Feuer.- PART TWO: HISTORIES OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL.- Flirting with Terpischore: Dance, Class, and Entertainment in 1930s Musicals; A.L.McLean.- Star Spangled Shows: History and Utopia in Wartime Canteen Musicals; S.Cohan.- Sailors and Kissing Bandits: The Challenging Spectacle of Frank Sinatra at MGM; K.McNally.- Bloody Mary is the Girl I Love: U.S. White Liberalism vs. Pacific Islander Subjectivity in South Pacific; S.Griffin.- The Singing Sixties: Rethinking the Julie Andrews Roadshow Musical; B.Farmer.- The Streisand Musical; P.Robertson Wojcik.- PART THREE: BEYOND CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD.- The Music and Musicality of Bollywood; A.Morcom.- Robert Altman and the New Hollywood Musical; G.Sherwood Magee.- The Musical as Mode: Community Formation and Alternative Rock in Empire Records; K.J.Bozelka.- A Musical Dressed Up in a Different Way: Urban Ireland and the Possible Spaces of John Carney's Once; M.J.Fee.- Touch from a Distance: Christopher Honore s Les Chansons d'Amour David; A.Gerstner.- Dozing off During History: Hairspray's Iterations and the Gift of Black Music; M.Tinkcom.

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About the Author

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).


...a rewarding volume of recent papers...' - Illuminations

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