The Resource Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak

Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak

Label
Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley
Title
Buzz
Title remainder
the life and art of Busby Berkeley
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Spivak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 as ever. From his years on Broadway to the director's chair, Berkeley is notorious for his inventiveness and signature style. Through 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. This is the portrait of the filmmaker who revolutionized the musical and changed the world of choreography. Berkeley pioneered many conventions still in use today, including the famous "parade of faces" technique, which lends an identity to each anonymous performer in a close-up. Carefully arranging dancers in complex and beautiful formations, Berkeley captured perspectives never seen before
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spivak, Jeffrey
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.B475
LC item number
S65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Screen classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berkeley, Busby
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Choreographers
  • Regissörer
  • Koreografer
  • Biografier
Label
Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn639159467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 367 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813126432
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010031653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99941455090
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)639159467
Label
Buzz : the life and art of Busby Berkeley, Jeffrey Spivak
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn639159467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 367 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813126432
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010031653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99941455090
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)639159467

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