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Popular Music on Screen : Music and Society - John Mundy

Popular Music on Screen

Music and Society

Paperback Published: 3rd June 1999
ISBN: 9780719040290
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Popular Music on Screen" examines the relationship between popular music and the screen, from the origins of the Hollywood musical to contemporary developments in music television and video. Through detailed examination of films, television programs and popular music, together with analysis of the economic, technological and cultural determinants of their production and consumption, the book argues that popular music has been increasingly influenced by its visual economy. Though engaging with the debates that surround postmodernism, the book suggests that what most characterizes the relationship between popular music and the screen is a strong sense of continuity, expressed through institutional structures, representational strategies and the ideology of "entertainment."

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Overtones and undertonesp. 11
The emergence of popular music and sound cinema 1890-1927p. 32
The popular music tradition and the classical Hollywood musical 1926-1955p. 53
Hollywood and the challenge of the youth market 1955p. 82
A very British codap. 127
Popular music and the small screenp. 179
I want my MTV ... and my movies with musicp. 221
Bibliographyp. 248
Select filmographyp. 261
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780719040290
ISBN-10: 0719040299
Series: Music and Society
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3rd June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.89  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.35