By Professor John C. Tibbetts
Amadeus . . . Yankee Doodle Dandy . . . Swanee River . . . Rhapsody in Blue. Even earlier than video clips had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. motion picture biographiesor biopicshave depicted composers as different as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George M. Cohan, Stephen Foster, and George Gershwin. during this engaging ebook, the 1st dedicated fullyyt to such movies, John C. Tibbetts surveys varied types and classes from the Hollywood of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties to the foreign cinema of this day, exploring the function that movie biographies play in our knowing of background and culture.
Tibbetts delves into such questions as: How traditionally exact are composer biopics? How and why have inaccuracies and distortions been perpetrated? What suggestions were used to symbolize visually the artistic technique? The ebook examines the flicks in numerous contexts and considers their function in commodifying and popularizing tune. vast archival learn, dozens of illustrations, and various interviews make this an beautiful publication for movie and song fanatics in any respect levels.
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