The Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen Trilogy: Singin' and Dancin' in the Narrative and Film Structure

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Title: The Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen Trilogy: Singin' and Dancin' in the Narrative and Film Structure
Author: DuPre', Mark
Abstract: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen co-directed three films --On the Town (1949 release date), Singin' in the Rain (1952), and It's Always Fair Weather (1955). For a variety of reasons, the films are important to the study of film and in particular, the film musical. For example, the collaboration of two directors who both had subsequent careers as directors working alone, while not unheard of, is certainly a rarity. An auteurist approach to both Kelly's and Donen's careers would have to take these films into consideration, of course. Beyond that, these three films permit the study of collaboration in cinema in general and the study of the role of collaboration in the evolution of the musical in particular.
Description: Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in the School of the Arts, Columbia University, 1984.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/9459
Date: 1984

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