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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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Carl Brisson

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1895–1958).

Film performer. With his dapper smile and Continental air, the British song and dance man was featured in a few Hollywood films but never managed to become a screen ...

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Arthur Treacher

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1894–1975).

Film, stage, and television performer. The quint-essential British butler in many Hollywood films, the tall, dry, and perfectly correct character actor was featured in...

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The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Edited by Julie Brown and Annette Davison.

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music. 352 pages.

This book explores the sonic dimension of film exhibition in Britain, from the emergence of cinema through to the introduction of synchronized sound. With contributions from many of the...

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British Musicals

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

While British films and television shows of any genre were uncommon events in the States until the 1960s, stage musicals from Great Britain playing on Broadway and on tour were ...

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♦ ♦ Troubling Synthesis: The Horrific Sights and Incompatible Sounds of “Video Nasties”

Kay Dickinson.

in Off Key

April 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 15715 words.

This chapter examines the film and music combination in violent motion pictures. Some examples of these films include Cannibal Holocaust, The Beyond and The Cannibal Apocalypse. This...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Made in Britain and released in 1968, this highly successful, but critically derided children’s film musical is about a more than usually eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van...

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J. Brooks

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1912–1971).

Film lyricist. A British-born songwriter who wrote songs in America with a variety of composers, he even put words to Rimsky-Korsakoff's music for Hollywood. Brooks...

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Georgia Brown

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1933–1992).

Stage, film, and television performer. The dark-haired, full-voiced British singer–actress appeared on Broadway sporadically over a period of thirty years but only had...

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George Zucco

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1886–1960).

Film and stage performer. A British character actor who played a variety of oddball types on the American stage and screen, he was often cast as heavies in his ...

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Night And Day

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Benny Green, the British author and critic, has often commented that if only the screenwriters of these lavish Hollywood film biographies had told the subject’s real life story instead of...

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Muppet Movie

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Jim Henson’s irresistibly engaging characters enjoyed world-wide acclaim via television’s Sesame Street from 1969, and their own British series 1976-81, before graduating to the big screen...

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Thornton Freeland

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1898–1987).

Film director. Working both in America and in Great Britain, he helmed a number of light comedies and escapist musicals. Freeland was born in Hope, North Dakota, and...

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Full Monty

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(Eugene O'Neill Theatre 2000). A musical version of the popular 1997 British film, the show was Americanized with the location moved from industrial England to Buffalo, New York, although...

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Alan Parker

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1944– ).

Film director. The British director who works on both sides of the Atlantic, he has helmed everything from documentaries to socially relevant dramas to musicals. Parker...

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Reginald Owen

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1887–1972).

Stage and film performer. The adaptable British actor was a familiar figure on Broadway and the West End and then became more famous as one of Hollywood's busiest...

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Fame

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Exiled British director Alan Parker (Bugsy Malone, The Commitments) took the reins for this 1980 film, which followed the lives of young showbusiness aspirants in time-honoured fashion. Set...

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(APJAC/MGM 1969). The intimate, sentimental tale of a British schoolteacher was turned into a big budget Hollywood musical and, despite its many problems, ended up being an intimate...

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