By Professor John C. Tibbetts
Amadeus . . . Yankee Doodle Dandy . . . Swanee River . . . Rhapsody in Blue. Even sooner than video clips had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. motion picture biographiesor biopicshave depicted composers as assorted as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George M. Cohan, Stephen Foster, and George Gershwin. during this engaging e-book, the 1st committed totally to such movies, John C. Tibbetts surveys varied kinds and classes from the Hollywood of the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties to the foreign cinema of this present day, exploring the function that movie biographies play in our knowing of background and culture.
Tibbetts delves into such questions as: How traditionally actual are composer biopics? How and why have inaccuracies and distortions been perpetrated? What recommendations were used to symbolize visually the inventive strategy? The e-book examines the flicks in numerous contexts and considers their position in commodifying and popularizing tune. huge archival learn, dozens of illustrations, and diverse interviews make this an attractive ebook for movie and song fanatics in any respect levels.
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