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Title Movie music, the film reader / edited by Kay Dickinson.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.542 MOVI  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 207 pages : music ; 24 cm.
Series In focus--Routledge film readers.
In focus--Routledge film readers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-194) and indexes.
Contents Pt. 1. The Meanings of the Film Score -- 1. The Language of Music: A Brief Analysis of Vertigo / Kathryn Kalinak -- 2. Prejudices and Bad Habits / Theodor Adorno and Hans Eisler -- 3. Why Music? The Sound Film and Its Spectator / Claudia Gorbman -- 4. Reforming "Jackass Music": The Problematic Aesthetics of Early American Film Music Accompaniment / Tim Anderson -- Pt. 2. The Place of the Song -- 5. Banking on Film Music: Structural Interactions of the Film and Record Industries / Jeff Smith -- 6. Cinema, Postmodernity and Authenticity / Lawrence Grossberg -- 7. The Silences of the Palace and the Anxiety of Musical Creation / Anastasia Valassopoulos -- 8. Must You Remember This? Orchestrating the "Standard" Pop Song in Sleepless in Seattle / Ian Garwood -- Pt. 3. The Formal Politics of Music on Film -- 9. Whose Jazz, Whose Cinema? / Krin Gabbard -- 10. The Animation of Sound / Philip Brophy -- 11. Pop, Speed, Teenagers and the "MTV Aesthetic" / Kay Dickinson -- Pt. 4. Crossing over into the Narrative -- 12. Gender Power, and a Cucumber Satirizing Masculinity in This is Spinal Tap / Carl Plantinga -- 13. Manufacturing Authenticity Imagining the Music Industry in Anglo-American Cinema, 1956-62 / Keir Keightley -- 14. A Madonna "Wanna-Be" Story on Film / Lisa Lewis.
Summary Bringing together material from the areas of documentary, fandom and animation, "Movie Music, the Film Reader" comprises important writings about film music. It is divided into four sections, each with an introduction by the editor. "Essays in The Meanings of the Score" looks at instrumental scores, their production and reception, and questions the onscreen power of the nineteenth century classical genre. "The Place of the Song" turns to popular music, asking how the pop score supports the film narrative. "Formal Politics of Music on Film" considers the subversive power of film music, and in "Crossing Over Into the Narrative," articles address the use of musicians within film narratives, from rockumentaries to pop-stars-as-movie-stars, such as Madonna in "Desperately Seeking Susan."
Other author Dickinson, Kay, 1972-
Subject Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0415281598
0415281601 (paperback)