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Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context
     

Experiencing Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context

by Carol Vernallis
 

ISBN-10: 0231117981

ISBN-13: 9780231117982

Pub. Date: 06/09/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Vernallis (communications, U. of Northern Iowa) diverges from previous studies of music videos by taking the music most seriously. She argues that the videos derive from the songs they set: the song is produced first, the director normally designs images with the sung as a guide, and the point of the video is to sell the song. After discussing such aspects of theory

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Vernallis (communications, U. of Northern Iowa) diverges from previous studies of music videos by taking the music most seriously. She argues that the videos derive from the songs they set: the song is produced first, the director normally designs images with the sung as a guide, and the point of the video is to sell the song. After discussing such aspects of theory as the function of narrative, actors, settings, lyrics, and musical parameters, she analyzes music videos of Madonna, Prince, and Peter Gabriel. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231117982
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionix
ITheory
1Telling and Not Telling3
2Editing27
3Actors54
4Settings73
5Props and Costumes99
6Interlude: Space, Color, Texture, and Time109
7Lyrics137
8Musical Parameters156
9Connections Among Music, Image, and Lyrics175
10Analytical Methods199
IIAnalyses
11The Aesthetics of Music Video: An Analysis of Madonna's "Cherish"209
12Desire, Opulence, and Musical Authority: The Relation of Music and Image in Prince's "Gett Off"236
13Peter Gabriel's Elegy for Anne Sexton: Image and Music in "Mercy St."250
Afterword285
Notes291
Bibliography323
Index329

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