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Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media : A Critical Overview - Graeme Harper

Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media

A Critical Overview

By: Graeme Harper (Editor)

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Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview is a comprehensive work defining and encapsulating concepts, issues and applications in and around the use of sound in film and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media. Over thirty definitive full-length essays, which are linked by highlighted text and reference material, bring together original research by many of the world's top scholars in this emerging field. Complete with an extensive bibliography, Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media provides the most comprehensive and wide-ranging consideration of this subject yet produced. >

Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Sound in Film and Visual Media
Sound Technologyp. 15
Sounds Reel: Tracking the Cultural History of Film Sound Technology
The Soundtrackp. 42
Music in the Evolving Soundtrack
The Transition to Soundp. 58
A Critical Introduction
Silencep. 87
Film Sound and the Poetics of Silence
The Click Trackp. 100
The Business of Time: Metronomes, Movie Scores and Mickey Mousing
The Synthesizerp. 114
The Electronic Musical Instrument in Film Song and Sound
Video Game Musicp. 129
High Scores: Making Sense of Music and Video Games
Sound Effectsp. 151
Strategies for Sound Effects in Film
Leitmotifp. 180
Persuasive Musical Narration
The Westernp. 194
Affective Sound Communities
Comedyp. 208
They Go Boom! Some Reflections on Sound in Film Comedy
Horrorp. 219
Music of the Night: Horror's Soundtracks
Science Fictionp. 231
How High the Moon?: Science Fiction and Popular Music
The Film Musicalp. 250
Showcasing Musical Performance
Television Musicalsp. 261
Unifying the Audience: An Overview of Television Musicals
Rockumentaryp. 284
Reel to Real: Cinema Verite, Rock Authenticity and the Rock Documentary
Sound in Indian Cinemap. 303
Beyond the Song Sequence: Theorizing Sound in Indian Cinema
African American Film Soundp. 325
Scoring Blackness
Sound in Italian Cinemap. 340
But the Bells are the Voice of God: Diegetic Music in Post-War Italian Cinema
Sound in French Cinemap. 352
To Cut or Let Live: The Soundtrack According to Jean-Luc Godard
Hong Kong Cinemap. 363
Sound and Music in Hong King Cinema
Women in Hollywood Cinemap. 375
Women Through Music in Golden Age Hollywood Cinema
Television Talent Showsp. 388
'Thank You, Voters': Approaching the Audience for Music and Television in the Reality-Pop Phenomenon
MTVp. 406
Contemporary Music Video Culture in Television and Film Drama: Narrative, Performance and (Post)Modernity
Voicep. 425
A Semiotics of the Voice
Hitchcock and Herrmannp. 437
Music, Sexual Violence and Cultural Change in
Murch and Burttp. 452
Walter Murch and Ben Burtt: The Sound Designer as Composer
John Williamsp. 463
The Film Music of John Williams
Randy Newmanp. 472
Randy Newman: Shaping a Complicated Musical Landscape
Brian Enop. 480
Brian Eno: Discreet Vision
Philip Glassp. 493
Cultural Recycling, Performance and Immediacy in Philip Glass's Film Music for Godfrey Reggio's Qatsi Trilogy
John Barryp. 505
007 and Counting: An Assessment of John Barry's Soundtrack Work on the Eon/James Bond Series from 1962 to 1969
Danny Elfmanp. 524
Danny Elfman: 'Funny Circus Mirrors'
BBCp. 533
The BBC: A Public Service Sound?
Sound Designp. 555
Sound Design in New Hollywood Cinema
Emigre Film Composersp. 569
Emigre Film Composers and Hollywood's Golden Age (1933-1955)
Avant-Garde Filmp. 574
Sound, Music and Avant-Garde Film Culture Before 1939
Art Animationp. 588
Music in Art Animation
Disneyp. 602
Steamboat Willie and the Seven Dwarves: The Disney Blueprint for Sound and Music in Animated Films
TV News Musicp. 612
Television News Music in North America
Advertising Musicp. 617
Strategies of Imbuement in Television Advertising Music
Musematic Analysisp. 635
Film Music, Anti-depressants and Anguish Management
The Sound of Fearp. 657
Psychoanalysis and Affection in Film Music
Minimalist Musicp. 671
Parallel Symmetries? The Relationship Between Minimalist Music and Multimedia Forms
Scoring East of Edenp. 692
The Division of the 'One': Leonard Rosenman and the Score for East of Eden
Film Musicologyp. 725
The Development of Film Musicology: An Overview
Metamusicp. 739
Metamusic in the Age of Metamediation
Notes on the Contributorsp. 755
Bibliographyp. 767
Filmographyp. 819
Musicographyp. 837
Broadcast Bibliographyp. 849
Indexp. 853
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ISBN: 9780826458247
ISBN-10: 0826458246
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st March 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.34
Edition Number: 1