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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