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The Resource Composers in the movies : studies in musical biography, John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Simon Callow

Composers in the movies : studies in musical biography, John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Simon Callow

Label
Composers in the movies : studies in musical biography
Title
Composers in the movies
Title remainder
studies in musical biography
Statement of responsibility
John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Simon Callow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Even before movies had sound, filmmakers dramatised the lives of composers. Movie biographies - or biopics - have depicted composers as diverse as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George M. Cohan, Stephen Foster, and George Gershwin. In this enticing book, the first devoted entirely to such films, John C. Tibbetts surveys different styles and periods from the Hollywood of the 1920s and 1930s to the international cinema of today, exploring the role that film biographies play in our understanding of history and culture. Tibbetts delves into such questions as: How historically accurate are composer biopics? How and why have inaccuracies and distortions been perpetrated? What strategies have been used to represent visually the creative process? The book examines the films in several contexts and considers their role in commodifying and popularizing music. Extensive archival research, dozens of illustrations, and numerous interviews make this an appealing book for film and music enthusiasts at all levels. "Every film buff will want to consult this book, as will musicologists and students in film and communication studies." Michael Saffle, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tibbetts, John C
Dewey number
791.43/68780922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C553
LC item number
T53 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers in motion pictures
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • MUSIC
  • Composers in motion pictures
  • Filmmuziek
  • Films
  • Componisten
Label
Composers in the movies : studies in musical biography, John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Simon Callow
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-353) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The classical style: composers in the studio era -- A song remembered: Frédéric Chopin goes to war -- The new Tin Pan Alley: Hollywood looks at American popular songwriters -- "Just an innocent bystander": the composer films of Ken Russell -- "A long, dark coda into the night": the composer films of Tony Palmer -- Revisionist portraits: a medley of recent composer biopics
Control code
123125259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 365 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128031
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt11287f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123125259
Label
Composers in the movies : studies in musical biography, John C. Tibbetts ; foreword by Simon Callow
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-353) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The classical style: composers in the studio era -- A song remembered: Frédéric Chopin goes to war -- The new Tin Pan Alley: Hollywood looks at American popular songwriters -- "Just an innocent bystander": the composer films of Ken Russell -- "A long, dark coda into the night": the composer films of Tony Palmer -- Revisionist portraits: a medley of recent composer biopics
Control code
123125259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 365 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128031
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt11287f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123125259

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