... both fresh and informed, as well as a pleasure to read." Film Quarterly
Since 1982, when this book first appeared, the Hollywood musical has undergone a rebirth, with the rise of teen musicals such as Dirty Dancing and Flashdance. In a chapter written especially for this second edition of her well-known study, Jane Feuer shows how this new development in the genre relates to important changes in the cinema audience itself. It is the text for the study of Hollywood musicals.
About the Author
JANE FEUER is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. She has published articles on film and television in numerous journals. She is co-author of MTM: "Quality Television".
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
List of Illustrations
1. Mass Art as Fold Art
2. Spectators and Spectacles
3. The Celebration of Popular Song
4. Dream Worlds and Dream Stages
5. The History of the Hollywood Musical: Innovation as Conservation
6. A Postscript for the Nineties