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The Resource Dance me a song : Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American film musical, Beth Genné

Dance me a song : Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American film musical, Beth Genné

Label
Dance me a song : Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American film musical
Title
Dance me a song
Title remainder
Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American film musical
Statement of responsibility
Beth Genné
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dance Me a Song traces the history of famous Hollywood collaborations as the palimpsest of dance, film, and musical techniques were developed over time. Author Beth Genné draws on the most well-known and influential musical dances of the first half of the century, from the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers' series in the thirties (Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, and others), through the MGM film dances created and directed by Vincente Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, and again Astaire, whose career continued at MGM in the forties and fifties (Yolanda and The Thief, The Pirate, On the Town, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Bandwagon). George Balanchine, she argues, also plays an important part in this story, from his until now unrecognized collaborations with Vernon Duke and Vincente Minnelli to develop the jazz ballet form on Broadway (The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 and his choreography for On Your Toes, 1936), to the 1939 film version of On Your Toes and the dance sequences he directed with Greg Toland for the Hollywood movie The Goldwyn Follies (1938). Busby Berkeley, whose moving camera techniques according to Gene Kelly broke down the proscenium frame of the stage for American dancers, forms a key part of the picture, as do early experimental French directors like Rene Clair and European immigrants to Hollywood Ernst Lubitsch and Rouben Mamoulian. Dance Me a Song provides lively and necessary scholarship for all dance enthusiasts"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Genné, Beth
Dewey number
792.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1779
LC item number
.G46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Balanchine, George
  • Kelly, Gene
  • Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
  • Choreography
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Balanchine, George
  • Kelly, Gene
  • Astaire, Fred
  • Balanchine, George
  • Kelly, Gene
  • Choreography
  • Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
  • Choreografie
  • Filmmusical
  • Tanz
Label
Dance me a song : Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American film musical, Beth Genné
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Old World Meets New World on Broadway: Balanchivadze and Dukelsky Meet the Gershwins and Rodgers and Hart
  • 4.
  • Balanchine in Hollywood: Jazz Ballet for the Camera
  • 5.
  • Dancing with the Camera: Introducing Kelly and Donen
  • pt. TWO
  • FILM-DANCE GENRES
  • 6.
  • Song and Dance as Courtship
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Freedom Incarnate: The Dancing Sailor as an Icon of American Values in World War II
  • 8.
  • 'S Wonderful: Euphoric Street Dances
  • 9.
  • Dreaming in Dance: Astaire, Minnelli, Kelly, and Donen
  • pt. THREE
  • MAKING FILM DANCE
  • 10.
  • Making Film Dance: The Through-Composed, Through-Choreographed Musical
  • 11.
  • pt. ONE
  • Legacy
  • FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
  • 1.
  • Astaire's Outlaw Style and Its New World Roots
  • 2.
  • Astaire's Roots in Ballroom, Ballet, and Other Forms
  • 3.
Control code
974989138
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 355 pages
Isbn
9780195382181
Lccn
2016043882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300412
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974989138
Label
Dance me a song : Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American film musical, Beth Genné
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Old World Meets New World on Broadway: Balanchivadze and Dukelsky Meet the Gershwins and Rodgers and Hart
  • 4.
  • Balanchine in Hollywood: Jazz Ballet for the Camera
  • 5.
  • Dancing with the Camera: Introducing Kelly and Donen
  • pt. TWO
  • FILM-DANCE GENRES
  • 6.
  • Song and Dance as Courtship
  • 7.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Freedom Incarnate: The Dancing Sailor as an Icon of American Values in World War II
  • 8.
  • 'S Wonderful: Euphoric Street Dances
  • 9.
  • Dreaming in Dance: Astaire, Minnelli, Kelly, and Donen
  • pt. THREE
  • MAKING FILM DANCE
  • 10.
  • Making Film Dance: The Through-Composed, Through-Choreographed Musical
  • 11.
  • pt. ONE
  • Legacy
  • FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
  • 1.
  • Astaire's Outlaw Style and Its New World Roots
  • 2.
  • Astaire's Roots in Ballroom, Ballet, and Other Forms
  • 3.
Control code
974989138
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 355 pages
Isbn
9780195382181
Lccn
2016043882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028300412
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974989138

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