Movie Music, The Film Reader / Edition 1

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Overview

Bringing together material from the areas of documentary, fandom and animation, Movie Music, the Film Reader comprises an important first collection of writings about film music. It is divided into four sections, each with an introduction by the editor. Essays in The Meanings of the Score look 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415281591
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/21/2003
  • Series: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Meanings of the Film Score 13
1 The Language of Music: A Brief Analysis of Vertigo 15
2 Prejudices and Bad Habits 25
3 Why Music? The Sound Film and Its Spectator 37
4 Reforming "Jackass Music": The Problematic Aesthetics of Early American Film Music Accompaniment 49
Pt. 2 The Place of the Song 61
5 Banking on Film Music: Structural Interactions of the Film and Record Industries 63
6 Cinema, Postmodernity and Authenticity 83
7 The Silences of the Palace and the Anxiety of Musical Creation 99
8 Must You Remember This? Orchestrating the "Standard" Pop Song in Sleepless in Seattle 109
Pt. 3 The Formal Politics of Music on Film 119
9 Whose Jazz, Whose Cinema? 121
10 The Animation of Sound 133
11 Pop, Speed, Teenagers and the "MTV Aesthetic" 143
Pt. 4 Crossing over into the Narrative 153
12 Gender Power, and a Cucumber Satirizing Masculinity in This is Spinal Tap 155
13 Manufacturing Authenticity Imagining the Music Industry in Anglo-American Cinema, 1956-62 165
14 A Madonna "Wanna-Be" Story on Film 181
Further Reading 191
Index 195
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