Sounds of Commerce Marketing Popular Film Music

ISBN-10: 023110863X

ISBN-13: 9780231108638

Edition: 1998

Authors: Jeff Smith

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/7/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Did They Mention the Music?
Toward a Theory of Popular Film Music
The Composer as Tunesmith: The Pop Score as Pop Music
Putting the Buzz in the Eardrum: The Pop Score as Accessible
Banking on Film Music
Structural Interactions of the Film and Record Industries
Creating Kingdoms of Song: The Film and Music Industries Unite
Establishing a "Sound Track" Record: The Majors and Their Record Subsidiaries
Sharps, Flats, and Dollar Signs
Cross-Promotion and the Market for Film Music
From Mantovani to the Beatles: Changing the Market for Film Music
Music Sells Movies or Movies Sell Music? Early Approaches to Promoting Film Music on Records
My Huckleberry Friend
Mancini, "Moon River," and Breakfast at Tiffany's
Mancini's "Le Jazz Hot": Putting Some Swing in Cinema
That Money-Making "Moon River" Sound: Mancini and the Pop Song
Chasing the Same Rainbow's End: The Meaning and Narrative Function of "Moon River"
The Midas Touch
John Barry and Goldfinger
Creating a Bond Market: Selling John Barry's Soundtracks and Theme Songs
A Spider's Touch: Music and Characterization in Goldfinger
Every Gun Makes Its Own Tune
Ennio Morricone, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and "L'Esthetique du Scopitone"
A Fistful of Vinyl: Ennio Morricone and the Record Industry
The Ecstasy of Gold (Records): Leone's Image, Morricone's Sound
The Sounds of Commerce
Sixties Pop Songs and the Compilation Score
The Historical Sources and Reception of the Compilation Score
The Forms and Functions of the Compilation Score
Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay: The Case of American Graffiti
Pretty Women and Dead Presidents
Theme Songs and Soundtrack Albums After 1975
Structural Interactions of the Record and Film Industries After 1975
Contemporary Trends in Film and Music Cross-Promotion
The Music Supervisor
Patterns of Thematic Organization in Contemporary Film Music
Selected Bibliography
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