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Buzz [electronic resource] : the life and art of Busby Berkeley / Jeffrey Spivak.

By: Spivak, Jeffrey, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.): Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2011Description: 1 online resource (x, 367 p., [32] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780813126449 (electronic bk.); 0813126444 (electronic bk.); 9780813140087 (electronic bk.); 0813140080 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976 | Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography | Choreographers -- United States -- Biography | Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976 | Dancers -- United States -- Biography | Fine Arts | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & Production | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Entertainment & Performing Arts | PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & CriticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Buzz.DDC classification: 791.4302/33092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Prologue -- Actress and son -- In formation -- The show fixer -- A cyclopean vision -- The cinematerpsichorean -- The cancerous tire -- Post-traumatic inspiration -- Buzz's babes -- Art and audacity -- The stage debacle -- Inconsolable -- One last at bat -- Jumping, tapping, diving -- Out of sight -- The ringmaster -- Remember my forgotten director -- The figurehead -- The palmy days -- Epilogue -- On Busby Berkeley's memoirs -- Appendix : the works of Busby Berkeley.
Summary: Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley's unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years on Broadway to the director's chair, Berkeley is notorious for his inventiveness and signature style. Through sensational films like 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Footlight Parade (1933), and Dames (1934), Berkeley sought to distract audiences from the troubles of the Great Depression. Although his bold technique is familiar to millions of moviegoers, Berkeley's life r
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue -- Actress and son -- In formation -- The show fixer -- A cyclopean vision -- The cinematerpsichorean -- The cancerous tire -- Post-traumatic inspiration -- Buzz's babes -- Art and audacity -- The stage debacle -- Inconsolable -- One last at bat -- Jumping, tapping, diving -- Out of sight -- The ringmaster -- Remember my forgotten director -- The figurehead -- The palmy days -- Epilogue -- On Busby Berkeley's memoirs -- Appendix : the works of Busby Berkeley.

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Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley's unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years on Broadway to the director's chair, Berkeley is notorious for his inventiveness and signature style. Through sensational films like 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Footlight Parade (1933), and Dames (1934), Berkeley sought to distract audiences from the troubles of the Great Depression. Although his bold technique is familiar to millions of moviegoers, Berkeley's life r

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