By Professor John C. Tibbetts
Amadeus . . . Yankee Doodle Dandy . . . Swanee River . . . Rhapsody in Blue. Even ahead of videos had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. motion picture biographiesor biopicshave depicted composers as diversified as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George M. Cohan, Stephen Foster, and George Gershwin. during this engaging e-book, the 1st dedicated solely to such motion pictures, John C. Tibbetts surveys diverse kinds and sessions from the Hollywood of the Twenties and Thirties to the foreign cinema of this present day, exploring the position that movie biographies play in our figuring out of historical past and culture.
Tibbetts delves into such questions as: How traditionally actual are composer biopics? How and why have inaccuracies and distortions been perpetrated? What concepts were used to symbolize visually the inventive strategy? The publication examines the movies in numerous contexts and considers their function in commodifying and popularizing tune. wide archival study, dozens of illustrations, and diverse interviews make this an attractive ebook for movie and song fans in any respect levels.
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Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography by Professor John C. Tibbetts