This wide-ranging guide introduces (or reintroduces) readers to movie musicals past and present, enabling them to experience the development of this uniquely American art form-and discover films they'll love.
Half Title Page.
Introduction: Who Needs Talking?.
Timeline of Movie Musicals.
Movie Musical Terms.
1: Movie Musical Genres.
History of the Movie Musical.
2: The 1920s: Learning to Sing On-Screen.
3: The Jazz Singer.
4: The Broadway Melody.
5: Hollywood Revue of 1929.
7: The 1930s: Singing and Dancing through a Depression.