Free and Easy? : A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre, Paperback Book

Free and Easy? : A Defining History of the American Film Musical Genre Paperback


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 researchSurveys centuries of music history from the music and dance of Native Americans to contemporary music performance in streaming mediaExamines the different ways the film musical genre has been defined, what gets counted as a musical, why, and who gets to make that decisionThe text is written in an accessible manner for general cinema and musical theatre buffs, whilst retaining theoretical rigour in researchDescribes the contributions made to the genre by marginalized or subordinated identity groups who have helped invent and shape the musical


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 376 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Film: styles & genres
  • ISBN: 9781405194952

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