The Rough Guide to Film Musicals

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Rough Guides Limited, May 31, 2007 - Performing Arts - 326 pages
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The perfect companion to cinema's most spectacular genre, The Rough Guide to Film Musicals reveals how an escapist entertainment became Hollywood's most ingenious art form. From such enduring classics as Singin' In The Rain and West Side Story to recent successes like Evita and Chicago, this book reviews 50 essential musicals, including several forgotten gems. There are profiles of musical icons such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland and George Gershwin and details of musicals from around the world. Complete with a list of the best soundtracks, websites and books for further reading, this Rough Guide takes a behind the scenes look at this magical movie genre.

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User Review  - Ginag - Goodreads

A good reference guide for musical fans the writing is not quite as snappy for me though, I can't digest a lot of info in one reading unfortunately! Read full review

About the author (2007)

David Parkinson is a film critic and historian, who has written several books and reviews regularly for Empire and the Radio Times.

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