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Original Cast Album: Company

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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... and nails it.Dir: D. A. Pennebaker; Prod: Chris Dalrymple, Delia Doherty, Peter Hansen, Daniel Melnick; Cinematography: Jim Desmond, Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker (colour); Song Music/Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; Musical Dir: Harold Hastings;...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Gentlemen Prefer Blondes begins boldly and its opening sequences set out what it wants to say: the Fox logo gives way to blue curtains; showgirls Dorothy (Jane Russell) and Lorelei (Marilyn Monroe) emerge in daring sparkly red costumes...

A Hard Day’s Night

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...By late 1963, the Beatles were establishing their image, defining their ‘sound’ and becoming the biggest ever pop music phenomenon. The movie industry, never slow to exploit the success of recording artists (see, for example, Holiday Inn...

Saturday Night Fever

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Since the advent of sound, the music and movie industries have been closely connected (think of Bing Crosby, ‘White Christmas’ and Holiday Inn, or Elvis Presley films like Jailhouse Rock). So it is no surprise, in an increasingly multimedia...

The Pajama Game

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...In his seminal essay ‘Entertainment and Utopia’, Richard Dyer (1977) argued that entertainment – particularly the musical – provided qualities of energy, abundance, intensity, transparency and community which responded to issues...

Holiday Inn

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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... Jim (Crosby) and dancer Ted (Astaire) competing for women and centres on Jim semi-retiring and turning a Connecticut farm into an inn which opens only on national holidays. Crosby, typically, plays the somewhat retiring, easygoing good-guy...

Pyaasa

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...In western cinema and theatre, ‘musical’ is usually shorthand for ‘musical comedy’. In India, by contrast, music, song and dance, so integral to Indian culture, pervade films of various types which are not ‘comedies’ in the western sense...

Sholay

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Sholay (translated variously as Embers, Flames or Flames of the Sun), one of the most popular ‘Bollywood’ films ever, is a quintessential ‘masala’ film, combining song and dance with melodrama, romance, comedy and spectacular action (like...

Stormy Weather

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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...The all-black cast musicals Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather were released within months of each other, and context is all-important. The year 1943 saw the successful Broadway opening of Oscar Hammerstein’s all-black Carmen Jones...

Ansiedad

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Film Musicals : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2011

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2

...The Mexican film industry, like those in India and Egypt (see, for example, Shree 420, Pyaasa, Afrita Hanem), experienced a ‘golden age’ from the mid-1930s to around 1960, when it was the pre-eminent Spanish-language cinema, distributed...