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Off the Planet : Music, Sound and Science Fiction Cinema - Philip Hayward

Off the Planet

Music, Sound and Science Fiction Cinema

By: Philip Hayward (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th May 2004
ISBN: 9780861966448
Number Of Pages: 214

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Over the last decade, music and sound have been increasingly recognized as an important -- if often neglected -- aspect of film production and film studies. Off the Planet comprises a lively, stimulating, and diverse collection of essays on aspects of music, sound, and Science Fiction cinema. Following a detailed historical introduction to the development of sound and music in the genre, individual chapters analyze key films, film series, composers, and directors in the postwar era. The first part of the anthology profiles seminal 1950s productions such as The Day the Earth Stood Still, the first Godzilla film, and Forbidden Planet. Later chapters analyze the work of composer John Williams, the career of director David Cronenberg, the Mad Max series, James Cameron's Terminators, and other notable SF films such as Space Is the Place, Blade Runner, Mars Attacks , and The Matrix. Off the Planet is an important contribution to the emerging body of work in music and film. Contributors include leading film experts from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Introduction: Sci Fidelity--Music, Sound and Genre Historyp. 1
Hooked on Aetherophonics: The Day The Earth Stood Stillp. 30
Atomic Overtones and Primitive Undertones: Akira Ifukube's Sound Design for Godzillap. 42
Forbidden Planet: Effects and Affects in the Electro Avant Gardep. 61
The Transmolecularisation of [Black] Folk: Space is the Place, Sun Ra and Afrofuturismp. 77
Nostalgia, Masculinist Discourse, and Authoritarianism in John Williams' Scores for Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kindp. 96
Sound and Music in the Mad Max trilogyp. 109
"These are my nightmares": Music and Sound in the films of David Cronenbergp. 129
Ambient Soundscapes in Blade Runnerp. 149
'I'll be back': Recurrent sonic motifs in James Cameron's Terminator filmsp. 165
Inter-Planetary Soundclash: Music, Technology and Territorialisation in Mars Attacks!p. 176
Mapping The Matrix: Virtual Spatiality and the realm of the perceptualp. 188
About The Authorsp. 199
Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780861966448
ISBN-10: 0861966449
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 18th May 2004
Publisher: John Libbey & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.97  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.5