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Classic Hollywood: Lifestyles and Film Styles of American Cinema, 1930-1960

Veronica Pravadelli

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038778
eISBN:
9780252096730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038778.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Studies of “Classic Hollywood” typically treat Hollywood films released from 1930 to 1960 as a single interpretive mass. This book complicates this idea. Focusing on dominant tendencies in box office ... More


Mavericks

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the concept of “maverick,” a term as American as the Stars and Stripes that the notion of the “maverick composer” is likewise unique to the United States. An important handful ... More


Epilogue

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This concluding chapter urges readers to reflect on how American music from the Fifties is received today. Historians have described America's postwar years in various monikers: the age of doubt, the ... More


Prologue

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter explains how music is considered less as a phenomenon unto itself than as a manifestation of the conditions under which it emerged or receded. The music under consideration ... More


Broadway

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates how veteran Broadway factotum Lehman Engel—in one of the first books that dealt with the substance of American musical theater and its history—delineated the distinguishing ... More


Opera

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter analyzes the two most celebrated American composers of “serious” music, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, whose music today is still most regularly programmed not just in the United ... More


The Classical Music Mainstream

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at how the American Symphony Orchestra League reported that thirty million people in the U.S. are actively interested in concert music. This does not mean jazz, popular ditties, ... More


Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties

Michael D. Dwyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356836
eISBN:
9780199356867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356836.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book examines the explosion of Fifties nostalgia in Hollywood film and popular music from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. In these years, Hollywood produced a slew of nostalgia films and ... More


Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Stanley C. Pelkey and Anthony Bushard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Familiar entertainment icons, stories, and signs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to resonate within contemporary American society and culture. Both the political Left and Right invoke the events ... More


Introduction

Michael D. Dwyer

in Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356836
eISBN:
9780199356867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356836.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This introduction sets the agenda for a sustained analysis of the functions of Fifties nostalgia in Hollywood film and popular music in the United States from 1973 to 1988. Perhaps most importantly, ... More


Fixing the Fifties: Reaganism, Nostalgia, and Back to the Future

Michael D. Dwyer

in Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356836
eISBN:
9780199356867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356836.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter One centers on Fifties nostalgia in the form we find most recognizable today, that wielded by Reagan in his 1984 reelection campaign and narrativized in the blockbuster film Back to the ... More


Musically Recreating the Fifties in Far From Heaven (2002)

Mariana Whitmer

in Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Todd Haynes’s Far From Heaven (2002) is not merely an adaptation of Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows (1955); it also intensifies the social commentary of the original by expanding its take on ... More


A Survey of History, Themes, and Trends

Stanley C. Pelkey

in Anxiety Muted: American Film Music in a Suburban Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199936151
eISBN:
9780190204662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936151.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This introductory chapter provides readers with a survey of 1950s and 1960s film and television (and their music), as well as an overview of the ongoing reconstruction of the Fifties and Sixties in ... More


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