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The Rough Guide to Film Musicals

By David Parkinson

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Composed by David Parkinson. Reference Textbooks; Textbook - General. Rough Guide. Broadway; Movie. Book.

Item Number: AP.74-1843536505

ISBN 1843536501. Broadway; Movie.

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.