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On Streisand : an opinionated guide, Ethan Mordden

Label
On Streisand : an opinionated guide
Title
On Streisand
Title remainder
an opinionated guide
Statement of responsibility
Ethan Mordden
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
She said, "I became a singer because I couldn't get work as an actress," but Barbra Streisand not only became both but revolutionized the two professions. Her music transformed the smooth, uninflected style of the Frank Sinatras and Ella Fitzgeralds into an engine of dramatic vocalism in which each song is like a miniature three-act play. And Streisand's films changed forever the ideal of how a movie star chooses roles, going from musicals to dramas to comedies, from period fare to ultra-modern tales, from Funny Girl to The Way We Were to Yentl. On Streisand begins with a broad year-by-year outline of the landmark achievements and a few of her more whimsical escapades, as when Rex Reed apologizes for an oafish interview piece and she responds with "I had more respect for him when he hated me." This is followed by a long essay on how Streisand's idiosyncratic self-realization marks her as a unique national treasure, an artist without limits. Then comes the major part of the book, a work-by-work analysis. This section is broken down into separate chapters, each organized chronologically: the stage shows, then the television shows and concerts, then the movies, and last (because longest) the recordings. Throughout, Mordden follows Streisand's independence, which he sees as her central quality. Throughout all of the chapters on Streisand's shows, concerts, films, and recordings, Mordden illustrates how she was exercising individualistic control of her career from her very first audition, and how the rest of her professional life unfolded from that point. A book written by an opinionated expert whose prose is consistently full of flair and wit, On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide will appeal to general readers in all aspects of American life that Streisand has touched, from film to television to popular music to stardom
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mordden, Ethan
Dewey number
782.42164092
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.S915
LC item number
M67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Streisand, Barbra
  • Singers
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
On Streisand : an opinionated guide, Ethan Mordden
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
sky293675384
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780190651763
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018033525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 06/19
Other physical details
photographs
Label
On Streisand : an opinionated guide, Ethan Mordden
Publication
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
Control code
sky293675384
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780190651763
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2018033525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 06/19
Other physical details
photographs

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