Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music / Edition 1

Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music / Edition 1

by Anahid Kassabian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415928540

ISBN-13: 9780415928540

Pub. Date: 12/05/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Music is central to any film, creating a tone for the movie that is just as vital as the visual and narrative components. In recent years, racial and gender diversity in film has exploded, and the making of musical scores has changed drastically.

Hearing Film offers the first critical examination of music in the films of the 1980s and 1990s and looks at

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Music is central to any film, creating a tone for the movie that is just as vital as the visual and narrative components. In recent years, racial and gender diversity in film has exploded, and the making of musical scores has changed drastically.

Hearing Film offers the first critical examination of music in the films of the 1980s and 1990s and looks at the burgeoning role of compiled scores in the shaping of a film . In the first section, "A Woman Scored," Kassabian analyzes desire and agency in the music of such films as Dangerous Liaisons, Desert Hearts, Bagdad Café, Dirty Dancing and Thelma and Louise. In "At the Twilight's Last Scoring," she looks at gender, race, sexuality and assimilation in the music of The Hunt for Red October, Lethal Weapon 2 and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. And finally, in "Opening Scores," she considers how films such as Dangerous Minds, The Substitute, Mississippi Masala and Corrina, Corrina bring together several different entry points of identification through their scores.

Kassabian ensures that modern film criticism has a new chapter written through this book. Her important and long-overdue analysis is not to be ignored. Also includes eleven musical examples.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415928540
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Listening for Identifications: A Prologue1
1How Film Music Works15
2How Music Works in Film37
3A Woman Scored61
4At the Twilight's Last Scoring91
5Opening Scores117
Tracking Identifications: An Epilogue141
Appendices149
Works Cited157
Videos Cited167
Notes173
Index181

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