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Film It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Movie Musical

Film It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Movie Musical

by Thomas S. HischakThomas S. Hischak


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This encyclopedic reference to the American movie musical identifies and describes the musicals and the artists who made them. Film entries range from the legendary The Jazz Singer in 1927 to Fantasia 2000. Artists ranging from Gene Kelly to Elvis Presley, Busby Berkeley, and John Travolta are included, as are musicians as varied as Irving Berlin, Paul Williams, and the Beatles. Entries also detail animated musicals, studios, perettas, rock documentaries, sequels and remakes, and dance movies.

As a reference work or as a book for browsing, this encyclopedia serves as a valuable companion to Stage It with Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Musical Theatre (Greenwood, 1993) and will appeal to film scholars and fans alike. Information is cross referenced throughout. A chronological list of musicals and an appendix of Academy Award-winning musicals are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313315381
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

THOMAS HISCHAK is a Professor of Theatre at the State University of New York College at Cortland and a playwright who is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc. His recent books include American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1969-2000, The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 1999), The Theatregoer's Almanac (Greenwood, 1997) and The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 1995), which recieved the 1995 Choice Outstanding Academic Book award. He is also the author of twenty-three published plays.

Table of Contents


Subject, Genres, and Studios

Encyclopedic Guide to the American Movie Musical

Chronological List of Musicals

Academy Award-Winning Musicals

Selected Bibliography


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