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Framing the Atmospheric Film Prologue in Britain, 1919–1926

Julie Brown.

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 9748 words.

In the late 1910s and 1920s, film prologues were often dramatic and/or musical performances presented live on stage immediately before a feature film. Directly related to the feature and...

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Animating the Audience: Singalong Films in Britain in the 1920s

Malcolm Cook.

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 8033 words.

This chapter examines the brief but vigorous popularity of singalong films in Britain in the mid-1920s. This alternate sonic practice utilized an animated “bouncing ball” or similar device...

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Professional Lecturing in Early British Film Shows

Joe Kember.

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 8749 words.

Adding a magic-lantern-style educative lecturer to moving pictures was one way of addressing emerging concerns in the 1900s that moving pictures themselves did not fix attention. By delving...

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Pop Gear

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 241 words.

Mindful of the growing British Beat phenomenon, the Pathe film company filmed a succession of acts, spliced them with introductions

Kids From Fame, The

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 245 words.

In 1980, British film director Alan Parker made his Hollywood debut with a movie about the New York City High

Percy

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 161 words.

This 1971 British film, directed by Ralph Thomas, starred Hywel Bennett as the recipient of a penis transplant. Intrigued as

O Lucky Man

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 175 words.

Noted British film director Lindsay Anderson (This Sporting Life, If) cast Malcolm McDowell in the leading role

Lisztomania

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 156 words.

In his early career the maverick British film director Ken Russell made several controversial biographies of revered classic composers. These

Red Shoes, The (film musical)

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 453 words.

One of the most outstanding films in the history of the British cinema. The Red Shoes, which was produced

Ballad In Blue

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 121 words.

Also known as Blues For Lovers, this 1964 British monochrome film starred Ray Charles (playing himself), who befriends an

Fame

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 536 words.

Exiled British director Alan Parker (Bugsy Malone, The Commitments) took the reins for this 1980 film, which

Night And Day

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 380 words.

Benny Green, the British author and critic, has often commented that if only the screenwriters of these lavish Hollywood film

Head Over Heels

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 220 words.

Directed by Sonnie Hale, this British film musical from 1937 stars Jessie Matthews. The writing team of Marjorie

I'll Be Your Sweetheart

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 288 words.

This film was regarded at the time of its release in 1945 as Britain’s answer to the highly popular 20th

Leslie Bricusse

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1931– ).

Stage, film, and television composer and lyricist. A successful songwriter of the British and American stages, he also penned some popular film musicals. Bricusse was...

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George Fenton

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. George Howe, 19 October 1949, England. An important composer for the British theatre, films and television, from the 70s through to the 90s. After working on minor films in ...

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Tim Curry

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(1946– ).

Stage, television, and film performer. A gaunt, mesmerizing character actor of British and American films and television, he was a recognized stage actor in England...

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Pop Gear

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Mindful of the growing British Beat phenomenon, the Pathe film company filmed a succession of acts, spliced them with introductions from disc jockey Jimmy Saville, and added footage of the...

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Lisztomania

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

In his early career the maverick British film director Ken Russell made several controversial biographies of revered classic composers. These early films were notable for introducing...

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Fenton George

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 509 words.

b. George Howe, 19 October 1949, England. An important composer for the British theatre, films and television, from the 70s