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A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre
Author(s): Sean Griffin
Original Publish Date: May 25, 2017
Product Number: EB00720259
Released: Feb 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118322901
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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A History of the American Musical narrates the evolution of the film musical genre, discussing its influences and how it has come to be defined; the first text on this subject for over two decades, it employs the very latest concepts and research. -The most up-to-date text on the subject, with uniquely comprehensive coverage and employing the very latest concepts and research -Surveys centuries of music history from the music and dance of Native Americans to contemporary music performance in streaming media -Examines the different ways the film musical genre has been defined, what gets counted as a musical, why, and who gets to make that decision -The text is written in an accessible manner for general cinema and musical theatre buffs, whilst retaining theoretical rigour in research -Describes the contributions made to the genre by marginalized or subordinated identity groups who have helped invent and shape the musical  

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