The Hollywood Musical, 1970-2002 (MLA)
New York, December 2002
The Hollywood Musical, 1970 - 2002 (MLA, December 2002) Critics have long conjectured about the death of the American Musical Film; however, with each generation, the musical undergoes a new transformation. I am interested in papers that explore these re-inventions of the genre, including: * Post-modern pastiche (Moulin Rouge, Everyone Say I Love You) * Self-reflexive exploration (Rocky Horror Picture Show) * Performative experimentation (Nashville, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) * Innovative bio-pic (Coal Miner's Daughter, What's Love Got to Do With It?) * Commentative soundtrack (American Graffiti; Goodfellas). Abstracts by 15 March. Send to: Scott F. Stoddart, Director for the Center for Academic Development, Marymount Manhattan College, 221 E. 71st Street, New York, NY 10021, USA or to email@example.com. Inquiries: +1-(212) 774-4821.