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Through the Screen Door: What Happened to the Broadway Musical When It Went to Hollywood

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book is about the transition that musicals went through when they traveled from the stage to the screen. While the approach is critical, the style is readable and yields fascinating knowledge on the many things that did and didn't happen as theatre and film have merged throughout the past century.Hischak'sanalysis covers productions from The Desert Song (1927), to Chicago (2002).

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Part 1 The Swinging Door: An Introduction Part 2 Chapter 1: Sometimes the Melody Doesn't Linger On Part 3 Chapter 2: How Boy Met Girl Part 4 Chapter 3: Close Copies Part 5 Chapter 4: Star Light, Star Bright Part 6 Chapter 5: Ah, Sweet Operetta! Part 7 Chapter 6: Waiting for the Revues to Come Out Part 8 Chapter 7: Too Hot to Handle Part 9 Chapter 8: Why Can't the English? Part 10 Chapter 9: What Were They Thinking? Part 11 Chapter 10: In for the Long Run Part 12 Chapter 11: Reverse Order Part 13 Musicals Directory Part 14 Appendixes Chapter 15 A. Nonmusical Films That Were Turned into Broadway and Off-Broadway Musicals Chapter 16 B. Nonmusical Plays That Were Turned into Movie Musicals Chapter 17 C. Academy-Award Winning Musicals Chapter 18 D. Tony Award-Winning Musicals Part 19 Bibliography Part 20 Index Part 21 About the Author

Portrait

Thomas S. Hischak is professor of theatre at State University of New York at Cortland. He is the author of fifteen books, including Enter the Players: New York Stage Actors in the Twentieth Century (Scarecrow Press, 2003). Hischak is also winner of a Choice "Outstanding Academic Book" award.

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This informative book covers every Broadway musical adapted for the screen. -- Louis Botto Playbill ...hilarious, and loads of fun... -- Steven LaVigne Living Out ...the process of transferring from stage to screen is particularly fascinating, and is chronicled here in astonishing detail...Written with enthusiasm and understanding, the catalogue of fudged opportunities and moments of Oscar-winning glory will earn raves from theatre-goers and movie fans alike. Four Stars! Film Review Hischak...examines 176 Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals that were translated into film versions in Hollywood, ranging from The Desert Song (1927) to the 2002 hit, Chicago; ten British musicals that were once popular in New York and later filmed with Hollywood connections; and 15 Broadway shows based on movie musicals. The author considers the changes each musical underwent and the results of those changes, both in terms of artistic achievement and audience satisfaction. Academic but accessible to theatergoers, moviegoers, film and/or theater students, and those in the theater and film businessss Reference and Research Book News ...this is an eye-opener, and entertaining to boot. Stage Directions Hischak...examines 176 Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals that were translated into film versions in Hollywood, ranging from The Desert Song (1927) to the 2002 hit, Chicago; ten British musicals that were once popular in New York and later filmed with Hollywood connections; and 15 Broadway shows based on movie musicals. The author considers the changes each musical underwent and the results of those changes, both in terms of artistic achievement and audience satisfaction. Academic but accessible to theatergoers, moviegoers, film and/or theater students, and those in the theater and film business Reference and Research Book News If you know someone who delights in musicals, Thomas S. Hischak's book Through the Screen Door would make a fine gift. The Syracuse Post-Standard/Stars Essential. CHOICE
EAN: 9780810850187
ISBN: 0810850184
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SCARECROW PRESS INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2004
Seitenanzahl: 328 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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