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Published: 11 November 2009

504 Pages | 76 ht

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195377347

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A Song in the Dark

The Birth of the Musical Film

Second Edition

Richard Barrios

  • Extensively rewritten, revised, and updated new edition that takes into consideration numerous film rediscoveries made since the initial edition
  • Contains many new rare photographs, many not published in nearly 80 years makes connections with and builds on growing momentum in movie musicals more generally - Moulin Rouge!, Sweeney Todd, The Producers, Rent, Mamma Mia!, Dreamgirls, various versions of High School Musical, and above all the Oscar-winning Chicago
  • An eminently readable, enjoyable, entertaining account of a wild and turbulent era in film history

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