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By Bill Marshall, Robynn Stilwell

ISBN-10: 1841500038

ISBN-13: 9781841500034

The profound impression of the Hollywood musical throughout geographical and cultural limitations has lengthy been ignored. This unique choice of essays seeks to start up a brand new severe debate by way of forthcoming vintage Hollywood motion pictures from views reminiscent of 'musicology'. Broadening the scope of prior stories, this quantity additionally examines the style within which eu cinema appropriated the musical to create new meanings. It presents an leading edge studying of the impression of the musical on early life tradition, and its endorsement in smooth dance videos and the track video.

The quantity covers the topics of:

• tune and Structure
• Classical Hollywood Musical Cinematic Practice
• famous person Texts
• ecu Musical Forms
• Minority Identities
• formative years Cultures

This is an enjoyable and useful textual content for college kids on measure classes in movie and song. Thought-provoking and authoritative, it is going to even be a welcome source for these getting to know and instructing within the sector.

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AMERICAN-IRISH FILMS. Since the success of Kalem films about Ireland, Hollywood has remained preoccupied by the Irish diaspora as the primary focus for Irish-based film. The film historian Kevin Rockett affirms that much Irish representation is focused on policemen, gangsters, sports heroes (especially boxers, as in John Ford’s seminal The Quiet Man), and politicians (who are often corrupt). S. K. publications such as Punch. Charles Musser notes that “Paddy” and “Bridget” were stock characters in early cinema.

Although the RKO deal apparently fell through within a few years, Abbey stage productions did constitute a sizeable number of the films made at Ardmore in its first five years of operation, including the first film shot at Ardmore, an adaptation of Walter Macken’s Home Is the Hero (1958); another George Shiel play, The New Gossoon, released as Sally’s Irish Rogue (1958); and Hugh Leonard’s The Big Birthday, released in the United Kingdom as Broth of a Boy (1959). ABOUT ADAM (1999). The Hollywood-style romantic comedy About Adam, directed by Gerry Stembridge, introduces the eponymous hero (played by Stuart Townsend) as a dark but spirited young man capable of casting a spell over any woman (or indeed man) he encounters.

Qxd 10 • 7/12/07 5:39 AM Page 10 ANGELA MOONEY DIES AGAIN alongside Leonardo DiCaprio) remakes the 2002 Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs and echoes Scorsese’s classic Italian gangster films. However, this was not Scorsese’s first attempt to engage with the place of the Irish in his native land. Gangs of New York (2002), dealing with Irish gangs at the end of the 19th century, made for an interesting companion piece with his earlier take on that period: his 1993 adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.

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