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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History ? (2 Disc Special Edition)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing A Musical History
2 Disc Special Edition
Actor: Shirley Jones
Director: Mark McLaughlin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
NR     2008     3hr 48min

HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: A MUSICAL HISTORY is perhaps the most entertaining and comprehensive film about the Hollywood musical ever produced. This celebration of song and dance begins with Busby Berkeley?s exquisite ...  more »

     
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Actor: Shirley Jones
Director: Mark McLaughlin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Pop, Film History & Film Making
Studio: Great Musical Treasu
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/14/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 3hr 48min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Worthy to be the centerpiece of any Hollywood history DVD sh
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 10/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hosted by Academy Award winning stage, screen, and TV star Shirley Jones, Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History is a celebration of Hollywood musicals throughout history up to the present day. From the exciting choreography that brought cheer to the darkest times of the Great Depression, to wartime showtunes that fired up America's fighting spirit, to modern smash hits such as "Chicago" and "Dreamgirls", Hollywood Singing and Dancing is an amazing tour. Worthy to be the centerpiece of any Hollywood history DVD shelf, Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History comes highly recommend. 108 minutes, with 120 minutes of bonus footage."
Pretty good, but missing Astaire
G. Misthos | 01/05/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Sorry, but this is not a five star product. It has many fine moments, but it races through the 1930's, and there is about thirty seconds or less of Fred Astaire dancing with Ginger Rogers. There are no scenes of Astaire in the 1940's, and only the number from Royal Wedding where he dances on the ceiling is shown from the 1950's. It is inexcusable to virtually ignore Astaire in the 30's and all of the 40's--his RKO musicals in the 1930's with Rogers saved the studio and were break throughs in the genre. There are plenty of good scenes and interviews, but almost ignoring Astaire brings my rating down, and deservedly so."
Hollywood singing and dancing
Thomas Kuwahara | Anaheim, CA | 06/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A wonderful overall history of music and dance in the movies. My only complaint would be it's too broad a subject to be covered in just 2 discs.
I especially enjoyed the interviews."