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The Hollywood Musical
Ethan Mordden
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The Hollywood Musical

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Published by St. Martin's Press (first published February 25th 1982)
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Aug 07, 2008 rated it liked it
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Mordden's books are fun, informative and very opinionated - but a bit of an acquired taste. The book is very heavy on musicals of the 30s and light on the 40s and 50s. It's really a great primer on early film musicals but doesn't address the films of the post-war period in much depth [Mordden even admits this in his introduction]. I always love that Mordden discusses very obscure musicals but very sad that almost none of them are available on DVD. Mordden doesn't seem quite as versed in the lang ...more
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A fun read that just reels off an unimaginable amount of film titles that I faithfully added to my watchlist. On the whole I agree with Mordden's opinions, and when I don't, his snark is fun to read.
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