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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press (1 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719063213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719063213
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,724,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This first book-length study of the British musical film is a valuable contribution to our appreciation of the genre. (Roger Philip Mellor, Sight and Sound, vol 17 issue 11) --Roger Philip Mellor, Sight and Sound, vol 17 issue 11

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John Mundy is Professor in Media in the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wingate on 11 Dec 2007
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There is a good book to be written about the British musical film but this is not it.It starts off promisingly enough in the first chapter.This focuses on music in the cinema before the advent of sound.However after that it is all downhill.The book is poorly researched and full of errors.The worst of which is that he states that"Leslie Howard" appeared in "Brief Encounters".I will spare the author's blushes by not listing them all out here.He sees social significamce and sub texts in every George Formby,Gracie Fields or Crazy Gang film that has been made.The text is impeneterable and in a style beloved of academics and authors of articles in "Sight and Sound"(no wonder they approved this book).I literally had to look up dictionaries to find out what he was talking about in using such words as diegesic.I was totally bored by page 180.The author fails to communicate anything to this reader and this in my view is a cardinal sin.Buy my copy to find out for yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alistair Kerr on 11 July 2014
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I was disappointed with the number of errors in spellings of names etc in this book. Jesse Matthews, Cecily Courtneidge, Dennis Lotus, Emeric Pressberger, Denis Price (although his name is spelt correctly in the index!). Needs better proof-reading.
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