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dc.contributor.advisorStaiger, Janeten
dc.creatorKessler, Kelly Kayen
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-28T21:49:56Zen
dc.date.available2008-08-28T21:49:56Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifierb59018185en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/1179en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis project seeks to examine how the generic norms (narratives, themes, aesthetics, performers, and performances) of integrated musicals of the 1966-1983 period diverge from those the previous era, and further, how they interrelate with the films' representations of masculinities (visually, intertextually, and bodily). While the musical has oft been discussed academically and popularly as having an underlying mission of projecting an imagined cultural utopia and celebration of romance, many of these later vehicles deviate into a subgenre which features a pattern of unsatisfactory resolutions including unrequited love (Sweet Charity [1969], At Long Last Love [1975]), failed business ventures (Camelot [1967]), and death (The Rocky Horror Picture Show [1975], All That Jazz [1979]). This study interrogates emerging generic dictates in terms of narrative goals, integration of contemporary visual techniques associated with New American Cinema, and a definitively changing pool of musical male stars (eschewing Howard Keel and Fred Astaire for Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, and The Village People), and ultimately examines their impact on the construction of a less restrictive notion of male gender.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshMusical filmsen
dc.subject.lcshMasculinity in motion picturesen
dc.subject.lcshSex role in motion picturesen
dc.titleTough guys, rock stars, and messiahs: genre and gender in the Hollywood musical, 1966-1983en
dc.description.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
dc.identifier.oclc57569145en
dc.identifier.proqst3143283en
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.disciplineRadio-Television-Filmen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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