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Play the way you feel : the essential guide to jazz stories on film
Play the way you feel : the essential guide to jazz stories on film
Whitehead, Kevin2020
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Jazz stories have been entwined with cinema since the inception of jazz film genre in the 1920s, giving us origin tales and biopics, spectacles and low-budget quickies, comedies, musicals, and dramas, and stories of improvisers and composers at work. And the jazz film has seen a resurgence in recent years-from biopics like Miles Ahead and HBO's Bessie, to dramas Whiplash and La La Land. In Play the Way You Feel, author and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead offers a comprehensive guide to these films and other media from the perspective of the music itself. Spanning 93 years of film history, the book looks closely at movies, cartoons, and a few TV shows that tell jazz stories, from early talkies to modern times, with an eye to narrative conventions and common story points.
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Imprint:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Collation:
304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780190847579 (hbk)
Dewey class:
791.436781.65
Language:
English
BRN:
2979903
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