Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader / Edition 1

Hollywood Musicals, the Film Reader / Edition 1

by Steven Cohan
     
 

Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader explores one of the most popular genres in film history. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of the musical, including the musical's significance as a genre, the musical's own particular representation of sexual difference, the idea of camp, both through stars such as Judy Garland and Carmen… See more details below

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Hollywood Musicals, The Film Reader explores one of the most popular genres in film history. Combining classic and recent articles, each section explores a central issue of the musical, including the musical's significance as a genre, the musical's own particular representation of sexual difference, the idea of camp, both through stars such as Judy Garland and Carmen Miranda and musicals themselves, and the displacement of race in Hollywood's representations of entertainment. Each section features an editor's introduction setting debates in context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415235594
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/29/2001
Series:
In Focus: Routledge Film Readers Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Musicals of the Studio Era1
Pt. 1Generic Forms17
1Entertainment and Utopia19
2The Self-reflective Musical and the Myth of Entertainment31
3The American Film Musical as Dual-Focus Narrative41
4Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musical53
Pt. 2Gendered Spectacles63
5Sexual Economics: Gold Diggers of 193365
6Pre-text and Text in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes77
7"Feminizing" the Song-and-Dance Man: Fred Astaire and the Spectacle of Masculinity in the Hollywood Musical87
Pt. 3Camp Interventions103
8Judy Garland and Camp107
9"Working Like a Homosexual": Camp Visual Codes and the Labor of Gay Subjects in the MGM Freed Unit115
10Feminist Camp in Gold Diggers of 1933129
11"The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat": Carmen Miranda, A Spectacle of Ethnicity143
Pt. 4Racial Displacements155
12Dancin' in the Rain157
13New Deal Blackface175
14Beautiful White Bodies183
Select Bibliography195
Index201

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