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Overtones and Undertones Reading Film Music

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ISBN-10: 0520085442

ISBN-13: 9780520085442

Edition: 1994

Authors: Royal S. Brown

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Since the days of silent films, music has been integral to the cinematic experience, serving, variously, to allay audiences' fears of the dark and to heighten a film's emotional impact. Yet viewers are often unaware of its presence. In this bold, insightful book, film and music scholar and critic Royal S. Brown invites readers not only to "hear" the film score, but to understand it in relation to what they "see." Unlike earlier books, which offered historical, technical, and sociopolitical analyses,Overtones and Undertonesdraws on film, music, and narrative theory to provide the first comprehensive aesthetics of film music. Focusing on how the film/score interaction influences our response…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/18/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Actions/Interactions: "Classical" Music
Actions/Interactions: Historical Overview
Actions/Interactions: The Source Beyond the Source
Styles and Interactions: Beyond the Diegesis
Interlude I: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk (1940)
Interlude II: Miklos Rozsa: Double Indemnity (1944)
Interlude III: The Eisenstein/Prokofiev Phenomenon
Herrmann, Hitchcock, and the Music of the Irrational
New Styles, New Genres, New Interactions
Interlude IV: Jean-Luc Godard: Vivre sa vie (1962)
Interlude V: Jean-Luc Godard: Pierrot le fou (1965)
Music as Image as Music: A Postmodern Perspective
A Brief (Postmodern) Conclusion
Miklos Rozsa
David Raksin
Bernard Herrmann
Henry Mancini
Maurice Jarre
Lalo Schifrin
John Barry
Howard Shore
Appendix: How to Hear a Movie: An Outline