42nd Street (Wisconsin/Warner Brothers Screenplays S.)

42nd Street (Wisconsin/Warner Brothers Screenplays S.)

By: Rocco Fumento (editor)Paperback

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This screenplay of 42nd Street, along with Rocco Fumento's thorough and engrossing introduction, takes the reader behind the scenes to see how the Warners studio took a dismal novel and, working within severe financial constraints brought on by the Great Depression, turned out a smash musical hit.42nd Street is a watershed film, one that resuscitated the Hollywood musical during troubled times. Yet 42nd Street wasn't merely a Depression tonic, its multiple plot line was half-comic, half-serious. It was a fast-paced, energetic, and the first musical not to shrink away from the fact that a Depression was going on. The film is an odd, and oddly successful, fusion of the real with the fantastic.


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About Author

Rocco Fumento, associate professor of English at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, is an especially qualified guide to this film. Both an aficionado and a teacher/scholar of film, he is also an accomplished creative writer.Tino Balio, Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin Madison, is the author of United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry, and the editor of The American Film Industry as well as the 22 volume Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplay series, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He directed the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research from 1966 to 1882.


Product Details

  • publication date: 15/04/1981
  • ISBN13: 9780299081041
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780299081041
  • weight: 245
  • ISBN10: 0299081044

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