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The International Film Musical

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Former library copy from Edinburgh University Press, label remnants on on spine and back cover.

The International Film Musical is the first comparative consideration of the musical's role within national cinema traditions. The musical has often functioned as an explicitly local or national form, drawing upon distinct 'native' rather than 'international' traditions. At the same time, it has frequently imitated or been influenced by Hollywood models, resulting in its easy dismissal as culturally 'impure'. As this book emphasises, film musicals vividly demonstrate the creative and ideological tension between promoting and abandoning traditional cultural forms and styles. This dynamic between local and global elements is at the heart of international film musicals, acknowledging the dominant Hollywood model while claiming their own cultural specificity. Key Features * Individual chapters provide succinct historical and critical discussions of musicals from sixteen major national film traditions, along with the transnational musical.

A coda by Rick Altman, one of the genre's most prominent scholars. Corey K. Creekmur is Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Cinema & Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. Linda Y. Mokdad teaches film studies at the University of Iceland. This is the first comparative consideration of the musical's role within national cinema traditions. While the musical is one cinema's few genuinely international genres, it has often functioned as an explicitly local or national form, drawing upon distinct traditions understood as 'native' rather than 'international'. Simultaneously, musicals from around the world have often imitated Hollywood models, resulting in their easy dismissal as culturally 'impure' and demonstrating the creative and ideological tension between promoting and abandoning traditional cultural forms and styles. This productive tension between local and global elements lies at the heart of international film musicals, which typically acknowledge the dominant Hollywood model while claiming their own cultural specificity.

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Author(s):
Ed.: Creekmur, Corey; Mokdad, Linda Y.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0748634762
ISBN-13:
9780748634767
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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Former library copy from Edinburgh University Press, label remnants on on spine and back cover.

The International Film Musical is the first comparative consideration of the musical's role within national cinema traditions. The musical has often functioned as an explicitly local or national form, drawing upon distinct 'native' rather than 'international' traditions. At the same time, it has frequently imitated or been influenced by Hollywood models, resulting in its easy dismissal as culturally 'impure'. As this book emphasises, film musicals vividly demonstrate the creative and ideological tension between promoting and abandoning traditional cultural forms and styles. This dynamic between local and global elements is at the heart of international film musicals, acknowledging the dominant Hollywood model while claiming their own cultural specificity. Key Features * Individual chapters provide succinct historical and critical discussions of musicals from sixteen major national film traditions, along with the transnational musical.

A coda by Rick Altman, one of the genre's most prominent scholars. Corey K. Creekmur is Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Cinema & Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa. Linda Y. Mokdad teaches film studies at the University of Iceland. This is the first comparative consideration of the musical's role within national cinema traditions. While the musical is one cinema's few genuinely international genres, it has often functioned as an explicitly local or national form, drawing upon distinct traditions understood as 'native' rather than 'international'. Simultaneously, musicals from around the world have often imitated Hollywood models, resulting in their easy dismissal as culturally 'impure' and demonstrating the creative and ideological tension between promoting and abandoning traditional cultural forms and styles. This productive tension between local and global elements lies at the heart of international film musicals, which typically acknowledge the dominant Hollywood model while claiming their own cultural specificity.

Author(s):
Ed.: Creekmur, Corey; Mokdad, Linda Y.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0748634762
ISBN-13:
9780748634767
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press

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