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Sounds of the Future

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ISBN-10: 0786444800

ISBN-13: 9780786444809

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mathew J. Bartkowiak

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Covering titles ranging from Rocketship X-M (1950) to Wall-E (2008), these insightful essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey specific compositions utilized in science fiction movies; Broadway's relationship with the genre; science fiction elements in popular songs; the conveyance of subjectivity and identity through music; and such individual composers as Richard Strauss (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Bernard Herrmann (The Day the Earth Stood Still).
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 3/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 239
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.48" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

“Open the Pod Door, HAL”: A Survey of Music's Role in Science Fiction Film
A Familiar Sound in a New Place: The Use of the Musical Score Within the Science Fiction Film
A Popular Avant-Garde: The Paradoxical Tradition of Electronic and Atonal Sounds in Sci-Fi Music Scoring
“Give My Regards to the Barycenter”: Broadway's Relation to Science Fiction Film
“Hello WALL-E!”: Nostalgia, Utopia, and the Science Fiction Musical
Just Imagine: The Musical Effacement of Dystopia in an Early Sound Film
Becoming the Star-Child: Music and the Construction of Subjectivity
Ambient Reverberations: Diegetic Music, Science Fiction, and Otherness
Sci-Fi Film and Sounds of the Future
Moon/Spoon/Croon: Science Fiction and Popular Music
“It's Hip to Be Square”: Rock and Roll and the Future
The Intergalactic Lounge: Barbarella and Hearing the Future
Proposing an Alter-Destiny: Science Fiction in the Art and Music of Sun Ra
“All Those Moments”: Instances That Shaped Our Auditory Future
Suspended Motion in the Title Scene from The Day the Earth Stood Still
Strauss, Kubrick and Nietzsche: Recurrence and Reactivity in the Dance of Becoming That Is 2001: A Space Odyssey
“Setting the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”: Composers and Compositions in Science Fiction Film
Rocketship X-M: The Sounds of a Martian Breeze
Seeing Beyond His Own Time: The Sounds of Jerry Goldsmith
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