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Hip Hop on Film - a book by Monteyne, Kimberley

Hip Hop on Film

Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in The 1980s

Hip Hop on Film( )
Author: Monteyne, Kimberley
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University Press of Mississippi
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $60.00
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Early hip hop film musicals have either been expunged from cinema history or excoriated in brief passages by critics and other writers. Hip Hop on Film reclaims and reexamines productions such as Breakin’ (1984), Beat Street (1984), and Krush Groove (1985) in order to illuminate Hollywood’s fascinating efforts to incorporate this nascent urban culture into conventional narrative forms. Such films presented musical conventions against the...
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