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The Songs of Hollywood free pdf From Over the Rainbow to Moon River and from Al Jolson to Barbra Streisand, The Songs of Hollywood traces the fascinating history of song in film, both in musicals and in dramatic movies such as High Noon. Extremely well-illustrated with 200 film stills, this delightful book sheds much light on some of Hollywood's best known and loved repertoire, explaining how the film industry made certain songs memorable, and highlighting important moments of film history along the way. The book focuses on how the songs were presented in the movies, from early talkies where actors portrayed singers performing the songs, to the Golden Age in which characters burst into expressive, integral song--not as a performance but as a spontaneous outpouring of feeling. The book looks at song presentation in 1930s classics with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and in 1940s gems with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. The authors also look at the decline of the genre since 1960, when most original musicals were replaced by film versions of Broadway hits such as My Fair Lady.

About Philip Furia

Philip Furia is a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.Laurie Patterson is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Author : Philip Furia
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 01 December 2010
ISBN : 0199714142
EAN : 9780199714148
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 281 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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