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Sonorous Desires: Sweet, Spirited, and Stirring Voices in The Sound of Music (1965) and Change of Habit (1969)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 begins by proposing that the longstanding disagreement between the film critics who hated The Sound of Music and the large general audience who loved it stems from the film's volatile blend ... More


The Musical That Ate Hollywood

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter begins with 20th Century-Fox’s decision to make a film version of the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The studio was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, and needed a hit. Veteran ... More


Final Projects: The Collector (1965), How to Steal a Million (1966), Funny Girl (1968), The Liberation of L. B. Jones (1970)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with Wyler's final three films. It opens by recounting Wyler's involvement with The Sound of Music, which he was scheduled direct — and he did cast Julie Andrews — but later asked ... More


A Few of My Favorite Things: Movie Stars and the Soundtrack of Broadway

Laurence Maslon

in Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The technology to reproduce a film’s soundtrack for home consumption didn’t arrive fully until the early 1950s; it was no surprise that the Capitol soundtrack recording to the 1955 film of Oklahoma! ... More


Where Do They Come From (and Where Do They Go)?

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter charts the constantly fraught relationship between musical theatre and musical film—mutually dependent, often hazardous, sometimes respectful, occasionally disastrous. It considers ... More


Turn on the Heat

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

What can make a musical a great film? Some answers may be found by looking at some of the genre’s most sublime specimens. From the opening scene of Love Me Tonight to the elegant balance of Gigi and ... More


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