This indispensable guide is the reference book for anyone interested in musical film. Its fact-packed, alphabetically-arranged pages include over 1600 entries covering not only the most important actors, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers, and producers but also the most memorable songs and best-loved films.
Beginning in 1927 with The Jazz Singerthe first part-sound motion picturethe film entries provide brief plot outlines, behind-the-scenes information, all the songs from the particular film with the names of the singers (including songs ultimately cut from the film), roles played by the particular actors and actresses, plus names of composers, lyricists, directors, and collaborators, and much more.
The volume also features listings of Motion Picture Academy nominations and winners, British and American film title changes, who played whom in what films, and a general bibliography and discography. Now in a newly revised paperback edition, it offers updated information on the people included in the book, additional films under existing entries, and the most recent Academy Award winners.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||7.38(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
About the Author:
Stanley Green, who has been a lecturer, film publicist, magazine writer, and editor, is the author of seven other books, including The Great Clowns of Broadway and Encyclopaedia of the Musical Theatre.