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Reel Music PA

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ISBN13:

9780393925746

ISBN10:
0393925749
Format:
Textbook Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/17/2005
Publisher(s):
W W NORTON
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Summary

Reel Music provides an in-depth, chronological overview of music's role in film from the birth of the medium to the present. Ideal for nonmajors, the text introduces the basic elements of music and narrative film to help beginners appreciate the combined artistic effects of the two forms. Reel Music also includes excellent pedagogical features and viewing guides.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part 1 Exploring Film and Music
Wagner's Prelude
3(8)
Drama and Film
11(10)
Elements of Music
21(14)
Listening to Film Music
35(16)
Part 2 The Silent Film Era, 1895--1928
Birth of an Art Form, 1895-1907
51(12)
The Foundations of Modern Film, 1908-1919
63(12)
The Birth of a Nation
75(12)
The Golden Age of Silent Film, 1920-1928
87(10)
The Transition to Sound, 1926-1928
97(14)
Part 3 The Sound Era Begins, 1928-1944
The Early Years of Sound, 1928-1933
111(14)
Entering a New Golden Age, 1934-1938
125(16)
Hollywood's Greatest Year, 1939
141(12)
Modern Voices, 1936-1944
153(14)
Casablanca
167(14)
Part 4 The Decline of the Hollywood Studio System, 1944-1959
Postwar Trends, 1944-1949
181(16)
Country, Rock, and All That Jazz, 1950-1956
197(12)
Expanding Modern Styles, 1950-1956
209(14)
The Close of the Decade, 1956-1959
223(14)
Ben-Hur
237(22)
Part 5 A New American Cinema, 1960--1976
Psycho
259(12)
Declining Traditions, 1960--1967
271(14)
The Emerging New Era, 1960--1967
285(14)
Crisis Years, 1968--1972
299(14)
The Postwar Years, 1973--1976
313(16)
Part 6 The Classic Revival, 1977-1988
Star Wars and Postmodernism, 1977-1984
329(14)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
343(14)
In the Shadow of Star Wars, 1977--1984
357(12)
Settings Far and Near, 1982--1988
369(12)
New Box-Office Kings, 1984--1988
381(16)
Part 7 Fin de Siecle and the New Millennium, 1989--2004
Symphonic Scores, 1989--1996
397(16)
Popular Music, Animation, and Realism, 1989--1996
413(16)
The Sinking Titanic, 1997--2000
429(14)
The Red Violin
443(16)
The New Millennium, 2001--2004
459(18)
Selected Bibliography 477(4)
Glossary 481(6)
Credits 487(4)
Index 491


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