Global Soundtracks: Worlds of Film Music

Global Soundtracks: Worlds of Film Music

by Mark Slobin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819568821

ISBN-13: 9780819568823

Pub. Date: 09/29/2008

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

This stimulating collection of essays analyzes the music of films ranging from mainstream and subcultural American films through case studies of those from China, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Latin American, and the Caribbean, and includes a variety of key films, periods, and studio practices. The focus of the essays is the social and cultural meanings of film…  See more details below

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This stimulating collection of essays analyzes the music of films ranging from mainstream and subcultural American films through case studies of those from China, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Latin American, and the Caribbean, and includes a variety of key films, periods, and studio practices. The focus of the essays is the social and cultural meanings of film music, not just composers’ careers and the musical support of storyline and psychology that are the center of most film music studies. Global Soundtracks is the first anthology to suggest methods for understanding how the conventions of standard film music became localized and expanded around the world in many different periods and cinema systems, and to suggest comparative approaches of analysis.

Contributors include: ABDALLA UBA ADAMU, B. BALASUBRAHMANIYAN, BRENDA BERRIAN, GREG BOOTH, ERIC A. GALM, JOSEPH GETTER, MARILYN MILLER, MARTIN STOKES, SUMARSAM, and SUE M.C. TUOHY.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819568823
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
09/29/2008
Series:
Music Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preview of Coming Attractions – Mark Slobin
AMERICAN WORLDS
The Steiner Superculture – Mark Slobin
The Superculture beyond Steiner – Mark Slobin
Subcultural Filmways – Mark Slobin
GLOBAL FILM MUSICS
CINEMA SYSTEMS
That Bollywood Sound – Greg Booth
Tamil Film Music: Sound and Significance – Joseph Getter and B. Balasubrahmaniyan
The Influence of Hindi Film Music on Hausa Videofilm Soundtrack Music – Abdalla Uba Adamu
Reflexive Cinema: Reflecting on and Representing the Worlds of Chinese Film and Music – Sue M. C. Tuohy
CINEMA MOMENTS
Music in Indonesian “Historical” Films: Reading Nopember 1828 – Sumarsam
‘The Soul Has No Color’ but the Skin Does: Angelitos Negros and the Use of Blackface on the Mexican Silver Screen, ca. 1950 – Marilyn Miller
Baianas, Malandros and Samba: Listening to Brazil Through Donald Duck’s Ears – Eric A. Galm
Diversity and Orality in Euzhan Palcy’s La Rue cases-nègres – Brenda F. Berrian
Listening to Abd al-Halim Hafiz – Martin Stokes
COMPARATIVE VISTAS
Comparative Vistas – Mark Slobin
Contributors
Index of Film Titles
Index of Personal and Geographic Names

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