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Author Brown, Royal S.

Title Overtones and undertones : reading film music / Royal S. Brown.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.54209 BROW  SEVEN DAY LOAN  MISSING
Physical description x, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-377), discography (pages 367-371), and index.
Contents 1. Narrative/Film/Music -- 2. Actions/Interactions: "Classical" Music -- 3. Actions/Interactions: Historical Overview -- 4. Actions/Interactions: The Source Beyond the Source -- 5. Styles and Interactions: Beyond the Diegesis. Interlude I: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk (1940). Interlude II: Miklos Rozsa: Double Indemnity (1944). Interlude III: The Eisenstein/Prokofiev Phenomenon -- 6. Herrmann, Hitchcock, and the Music of the Irrational -- 7. New Styles, New Genres, New Interactions. Interlude IV: Jean-Luc Godard: Vivre sa vie (1962). Interlude V: Jean-Luc Godard: Pierrot le fou (1965) -- 8. Music as Image as Music: A Postmodern Perspective. A Brief (Postmodern) Conclusion. Interviews. Miklos Rozsa. David Raksin. Bernard Herrmann. Henry Mancini. Maurice Jarre. Lalo Schifrin. John Barry. Howard Shore -- Appendix: How to Hear a Movie: An Outline.
Summary "Brown brings music theory to bear upon film theory, and the result is startling. . . . An extremely important work."--William Van Wert, Temple University
"Royal S. Brown has contributed a major resource on film music. "Overtones and Undertones is an outstanding in-depth exploration of the relationship between music and motion picture."--Fred Karlin, composer
"Royal Brown's book on film music, "Overtones and Undertones, is a remarkable document: an enormous amount of information assembled and made sense of by a fine intellect. Prof. Brown demonstrates that it is indeed possible for an academic--and a professor of Romance Languages at that--to deal intelligently with our esoteric art."--David Raksin, composer
Subject Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0520083202
0520085442 (paperback)