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Description - What Would Barbra Do? by Emma Brockes

Film musicals- you either love them or they make you want to kill yourself slowly with plastic cutlery. Nothing has the power to lift your heart or turn your stomach like Howard Keel in fake sideburns singing Bless Your Beautiful Hide or Julie Andrews singing well, just about anything.There are few situations where the question What would Barbra do? doesn t have relevance in a world which is much better lived to a soundtrack of show-tunes. This is a book for people who know that * People don't tend to die in musicals, but those who do deserve it * True love waits long enough for an element of mistaken identity to be introduced (especially if one of the couple is a Nazi) * Women carry the show. * Talented women wind up alone... * ...But they have the consolation of the torch song, which in Hollywood musicals is more fulfilling than a husband.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552773188
ISBN-10: 0552773182
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes has been a feature writer at the Guardian for several years.In 2001 she won Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards, and in 2002 she was voted Feature Writer of the Year, one of the youngest ever recipients of the award. After living in London, where she indulged her passion for musicals at every opportunity, Emma has now moved to New York where she hopes to do the same.

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