Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films--John Mueller
With over 1000 images now in color.
Originally published in 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf, this book furnishes a detailed assessment of each of Astaire's 31 musical films and analysis of each musical number. Its 2344 frame pictures have been recaptured in far higher quality than in the original, and those from color films are presented in color. There is also an extensive new preface by the author and a new Foreword by Chris Bamberger.
Almost dances off the page-Los Angeles Times
One of the most satisfying, rich and witty film books ever written. A book whose sheer (but thoughtful) delight can never fade-Kirkus Reviews
Mueller's book trains the eye to see how Astaire puts it all together. It is likely to spark curiosity in anyone who has ever enjoyed watching Astaire dance, for it can only enhance that pleasure-St. Petersburg Times
||As is the case for many books that go out of print, the challenge in re-publishing Astaire Dancing: The Musical Films is that the original materials used in creating the book are no longer available. There was no digital file for the book and the original manuscript had either been lost or destroyed by the original publisher. The Educational Publisher worked to recreate the book using a high resolution scan of a copy of the book. All of the larger pictures were enhanced digitally and all of the film slides were improved by extracting single frames from the DVDs of each film which was done with the assistance of Chris Bamberger. This process allowed The Educational Publisher to create a new version of the book that not only now includes over 1000 color images but that is also vastly superior to the original version in appearance.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 06 November, 2010.