Degeneration and regeneration: the Hollywood film musical and its journey from the classical to the postmodern

Martin, H. (2015) Degeneration and regeneration: the Hollywood film musical and its journey from the classical to the postmodern. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Since 'The Golden Age' of the Hollywood film musical generally considered to be from the 1930 - 60s, the genre ha changed dramatically, becoming a less popular form of ente1taimnent. This dissertation aims to analyse the cultural, social and political explanations for the change and decline of the genre. Focusing on three case studies The Sound of Music (1965), The Rocky Horror Pich1re Show (1975) and Mamma Mia! (2008), it will be argued that each film is an embodiment of the cultural climate in which it was released. Additionally, this dissertation will examine the strong cult following of each film in order to analyse the shared propensity that these films have for amassing such a passionate response from their audience.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 14:28
    Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 14:28
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22712

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