Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 May 2014

288 Pages | 20 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199973842

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Dangerous Rhythm

Why Movie Musicals Matter

Richard Barrios

  • A colorful and comprehensive review of movie musicals from their very beginning to the present day
  • Offers cogent analysis of core musical film issues, such as why a movie succeeds or fails, what makes a great performer, and how popular music affects a film's reception
  • Examines a variety of mediums, such as cartoons and music videos
  • Combines meticulous scholarship with humor, enthusiasm, and strong opinions