Music and Cinema / Edition 1

Music and Cinema / Edition 1

by James Buhler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819564117

ISBN-13: 9780819564115

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Music and Cinema brings together leading scholars from musicology, music theory, film studies, and cultural studies to explore the importance of music in the cinematic construction of ideologies. The 15 essays include “Songlines: Alternative Journeys in Contemporary European Cinema” by Wendy Everett; “Strategies of Remembrance: Music and

Overview

Music and Cinema brings together leading scholars from musicology, music theory, film studies, and cultural studies to explore the importance of music in the cinematic construction of ideologies. The 15 essays include “Songlines: Alternative Journeys in Contemporary European Cinema” by Wendy Everett; “Strategies of Remembrance: Music and History in the New German Cinema” by Caryl Flinn; “Designing Women: Art Deco, the Musical, and the Female Body” by Lucy Fischer; “Kansas City Dreamin’: Robert Altman’s Jazz History Lesson” by Krin Gabbard; “Disciplining Josephine Baker: Gender, Race, and the Limits of Disciplinarity” by Kathryn Kalinak; “Finding Release: Storm Clouds and The Man Who Knew Too Much” by Murray Pomerance, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819564115
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Music Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
405
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part one: Leitmotif: New Debates and Questions
Star Wars, Music and Myth James Buhler
Richard Wagner and the Fantasy of Cinematic Unity: The Idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk in the History and Theoru of Film and Music Scott D. Paulin
Leitmotifs and Musical Reference in the Classical Film Score Justin London
Part two: Beyond Classical Film Music
Songlines: Alternative Journeys in Contemporary European Cinema Wendy Everett
Strategies of Remembrance: Music and History in the New German Cinema Caryl Flinn
Kansas City Dreamin’: Robert Altman’s Jazz History Lesson Krin Gabbard
Part three: Style and Practice in Classical Film Music
Music, Drama, Warner Brother: The Cases of Casablanca and the Maltese Falcom Martin Marks
Tonal Design and the Aesthetic of Pastiche in Herbert Stothart’s Maytime Ronald Rodman
Finding Release: “Storm Clouds” and The Man Who Knew Too Much Murray Pomerance
That Money-Making “Moon River” Sound: Thematic Organization and Orchestration in the Film Music of Henry Mancini Jeff Smith
Part Four: Gender, Ethnicity, Identity
Ultrasound: The Feminine in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Michelle Lekas
Designing Women : Art Deco, the Musical, and the Female Body Lucy Fischer
Disciplining Josephine Baker: Gender, Race, and the Limits of Disciplinarity Kathryn Kalinak
Part five: Methodological Possibilities
Inventing the Cinema Soundtrack: Hollywood’s Multiplane Sound System Ric Altman, with McGraw Jones and Sonia Tatroe
Film Music: Perspectives from Cognitive Psychology Annabel J Cohen

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