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Author Smith, Jeff, 1962 December 17-

Title The sounds of commerce : marketing popular film music / Jeff Smith.

Published New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.5420688 SMIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Film and culture.
Film and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-276) and index.
Contents 1. Did They Mention the Music? Toward a Theory of Popular Film Music -- 2. Banking on Film Music: Structural Interactions of the Film and Record Industries -- 3. Sharps, Flats, and Dollar Signs: Cross-Promotion and the Market for Film Music -- 4. My Huckleberry Friend: Mancini, "Moon River," and Breakfast at Tiffany's -- 5. The Midas Touch: John Barry and Goldfinger -- 6. Every Gun Makes Its Own Tune: Ennio Morricone, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and "L'Esthetique du Scopitone" -- 7. The Sounds of Commerce: Sixties Pop Songs and the Compilation Score -- 8. Pretty Women and Dead Presidents: Theme Songs and Soundtrack Albums After 1975.
Summary A detailed historical analysis of popular music in American film, from the era of sheet music sales, to that of orchestrated pop records by Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone in the 1960s, to the MTV-ready pop songs that occupy soundtrack CDs of today..
Subject Motion picture music -- Economic aspects.
Music trade -- United States.
Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0231108621 (cased) No price
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