Music and Cinema

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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 ...

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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.

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Corey Creekmur
"Music and Cinema is an exciting and genuinely interdisciplinary contribution to the growing body of work on film music. It's especially rewarding that this collection places insightful new scholars alongside acknowledged experts while it generates what promises to become an ongoing conversation between musicology and film studies."
Corey Creekmur, University of Iowa
Corey Creekmur
"Music and Cinema is an exciting and genuinely interdisciplinary contribution to the growing body of work on film music. It's especially rewarding that this collection places insightful new scholars alongside acknowledged experts while it generates what promises to become an ongoing conversation between musicology and film studies."
Mark Slobin
"Music and Cinema marks a major step forward in the slow march of film music towards recognition as a key component of film studies. Useful to both film and music scholars, the book offers a wide range of approaches, topics, and types of films, and sports an excellent introductory survey of the state of the field."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819564108
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Series: Music Culture
  • Pages: 405
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES BUHLER is Assistant Professor of Music, University of Texas, Austin, and author of articles on film music, Adorno, and the music of Mahler. CARYL FLINN is Associate Professor of Film Studies, University of Arizona, and author of Strains of Utopia: Gender, Nostalgia, and Hollywood Film Music (1992). DAVID NEUMEYER is Professor of Music Theory in the School of Music and Leslie Waggener Professor in the College of Fine Arts, The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Music of Paul Hindemith (1986) and articles on music in early sound film.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Star Wars, Music, and Myth 33
Richard Wagner and the Fantasy of Cinematic Unity: The Idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk in the History and Theory of Film Music 58
Leitmotifs and Musical Reference in the Classical Film Score 85
Songlines: Alternative Journeys in Contemporary European Cinema 99
Strategies of Remembrance: Music and History in the New German Cinema 118
Kansas City Dreamin': Robert Altman's Jazz History Lesson 142
Music, Drama, Warner Brothers: The Cases of Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon 161
Tonal Design and the Aesthetic of Pastiche in Herbert Stothart's Maytime 187
Finding Release: "Storm Clouds" and The Man Who Knew Too Much 207
That Money-Making "Moon River" Sound: Thematic Organization and Orchestration in the Film Music of Henry Mancini 247
Ultrasound: The Feminine in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction 275
Designing Women: Art Deco, the Musical, and the Female Body 295
Disciplining Josephine Baker: Gender, Race, and the Limits of Disciplinarity 316
Inventing the Cinema Soundtrack: Hollywood's Multiplane Sound System 339
Film Music: Perspectives from Cognitive Psychology 360
About the Contributors 379
Index 381
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