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Music in the Shadows: Noir Musical Films Exploration of the ties between Musicals and Noir is very thorough and presents some interesting viewpoints on pictures one might not instantly associate with noir Moulin Rouge, West Side Story The picture that the book revolves around is BLUES IN THE NIGHT and jazz plays a prominent role in Biesens well thought out thesis. to you by OBS reviewer JoAnneSince I am a huge classic film especially noir lover I couldn t wait to read this book Ms Biesen has written an outstanding book on the use of music in film noir, and the impact it makes Drawing upon such films as Gilda, Young Man with a Horn, Blues in the Night, Double Indemnity, and even The Major and the Minor a film which uses the song A Woman s a Two Face sung by a cadet to Ginger Rogers masquerading a to you by OBS reviewer JoAnneSince I am a huge classic film especially noir lover I couldn t wait to read this book Ms Biesen has written an outstanding book on the use of music in film noir, and the impact it makes Drawing upon such films as Gilda, Young Man with a Horn, Blues in the Night, Double Indemnity, and even The Major and the Minor a film which uses the song A Woman s a Two Face sung by a cadet to Ginger Rogers masquerading as a teenager, believe it or not she has written a comprehensive and extensive work that is well written and fascinating to read.Anyone who is interested in film noir would find this indispensable as a reference after all, who can forget Dooley Wilson in Casablanca crooning As Time Goes By She covers both well known and not so well known films Christmas Holiday being one of my favorites Gene Kelly and Deanna Durbin in a dark noir film, both playing against character I suggest you try to find a copy it will definitely be worth your while and offers a description of the Musician s Strike of 1942, which has long since passed into history, yet spawned some of the greater singers of the century Frank Sinatra among them.A highly recommended book for both film fans and music lovers alike after all, who can go wrong with a book that has the sultry Rita Hayworth as Gilda on the cover Smoke Shadows Moody strains of jazz Welcome to the world of noir musical films, where tormented antiheroes and hard boiled musicians battle obsession and struggle with their music and ill fated love triangles Sultry divas dance and sing the blues in shrouded nightclubs Romantic intrigue clashes with backstage careersIn her pioneering study, Music in the Shadows, film noir expert Sheri Chinen Biesen explores musical films that use film noir style and bluesy strains of jazz to inhabit a disturbing underworld and reveal the dark side of fame and the American Dream While noir musical films like A Star Is Born include musical performances, their bleak tone and expressionistic aesthetic closely resemble the visual style of film noir Their narratives unfold behind a stark noir lens distorted, erratic angles and imbalanced hand held shots allow the audience to experience a tortured, disillusioned perspectiveWhile many musicals glamorize the quest for the spotlight in Hollywood s star factory, brooding noir musical films such as Blues in the Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, and Round Midnight stretch the boundaries of film noir and the musical as film genres collide Deep shadows, dim lighting, and visual composition evoke moodiness, cynicism, pessimism, and subjective psychological points of viewAs in her earlier study of film noir, Blackout World War II and the Origins of Film Noir, Biesen draws on extensive primary research in studio archives to situate her examination within a historical, industrial, and cultural context


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