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Author Kassabian, Anahid.

Title Hearing film : tracking identifications in contemporary Hollywood film music / Anahid Kassabian.

Published New York : Routledge, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.542 KASS  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Music is one of the central components of a film, arguably as significant as the visual and narrative components, yet few scholars have examined the importance of music in film or constructed a film theory that includes music. Hearing Film offers the first critical examination of music in contemporary films, paying close attention to the role of newly composed scores versus compiled soundtracks and how they condition different kinds of identification processes.
Anahid Kassabian describes and analyzes the differing functions of compiled and composed scores in such films as Dangerous Liaisons, Bagdad Cafe, Dirty Dancing, Thelma and Louise, Lethal Weapon 2, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Dangerous Minds, and Mississippi Masala. Drawing on issues in film, musicology, popular music studies, media studies, cultural studies, and feminist theory, this interdisciplinary study will influence all future analyses of film music and change the way filmgoers hear and perceive music in film.
Subject Motion picture music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures and music.
ISBN 0415928532
0415928540 (paperback)