Film Music Analysis

This book offers an approach to film music in which music and visuals are seen as equal players in the game.

Author: Emilio Audissino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319616933

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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This book offers an approach to film music in which music and visuals are seen as equal players in the game. The field of Film-Music Studies has been increasingly dominated by musicologists and this book brings the discipline back squarely into the domain of Film Studies. Blending Neoformalism with Gestalt Psychology and Leonard B. Meyer's musicology, this study treats music as a cinematic element and offers scholars and students of both music and film a set of tools to help them analyse the wide ranging impact that music has in films.

Composing for the Cinema

Delivered in a conversational mode that is both comprehensible and interesting, this groundbreaking work intertwines analysis with practical details of film music composition.

Author: Ennio Morricone

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892422

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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With nearly 400 scores to his credit, Ennio Morricone is one of the most prolific and influential film composers working today. In Composing for the Cinema, Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli present a series of lectures on the composition and analysis of film music. Adapted from several lectures and seminars, these lessons show how sound design can be analyzed and offer a variety of musical solutions to many different kinds of film. Drawing upon scores by himself and others, the composer also provides insight into his relationships with many of the directors with whom he has collaborated, including Sergio Leone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Franco Zeffirelli, Warren Beatty, Ridley Scott, Roland Joffé, the Taviani Brothers, and others. Delivered in a conversational mode that is both comprehensible and interesting, this groundbreaking work intertwines analysis with practical details of film music composition.

Film Music

(MGB). Comprehensive text on the history of film music, including in-depth chapters on Silent Cinema, Sound Cinema, Aesthetic Theories, Music and Animated Cinema, and much more.

Author: Sergio Miceli

Publisher: Ricordi - Bmg Ricordi

ISBN: 8875929246

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 835

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(MGB). Comprehensive text on the history of film music, including in-depth chapters on Silent Cinema, Sound Cinema, Aesthetic Theories, Music and Animated Cinema, and much more.

Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema

Complemented by music examples, illustrations, and contributions by James Buhler, Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema is the capstone of Neumeyer's 25-year project in the analysis and interpretation of music in film.

Author: David P. Neumeyer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253016515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound, Neumeyer turns our attention to the voice as the mechanism through which narrative (dialog, speech) and sound (sound effects, music) come together. Complemented by music examples, illustrations, and contributions by James Buhler, Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinema is the capstone of Neumeyer’s 25-year project in the analysis and interpretation of music in film.

Soundtrack Available

At the same time, this is a compelling, refreshingly jargon-free read for the non-specialist interested in film, music, or media.rdquo;-Will Straw, McGill University

Author: Professor Arthur Knight

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822328003

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 491

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DIVEssays on film soundtracks composed of popular music (rather than the composed film score) both in relation to the films, and circulating separately on record./div

Contemporary Film Music

The purpose of this book, through its very creation, is to strengthen the dialogue between practitioner and theorist.

Author: Lindsay Coleman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137573740

Category: Music

Page: 272

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The purpose of this book, through its very creation, is to strengthen the dialogue between practitioner and theorist. To that end, a film academic, a composer, and a composer/musicologist have collaborated as editors on this book, which is in turn comprised of interviews with composers alongside complementary chapters that focus on a particular feature of the composer’s approach or style, written by a musicologist or film academic who specializes in that particular element of the composer’s output. In the interview portions of this book, eight major film composers discuss their work from the early 1980s to the present day. The focus is on the practical considerations of film composition, the relationship each composer has with the moving image, technical considerations, personal motivations in composing, the relationships composers have with their directors, and their own creative processes. Contemporary Film Music also explores the contemporary influence of electronic music, issues surrounding the mixing of soundtracks, music theory, and the evolution of composers’ musical voices.

Intersecting Film Music and Queerness

This multidisciplinary work, featuring groundbreaking research, analysis, and theory, offers new close readings and a model for future scholarship.

Author: Jack Curtis Dubowsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137454218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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Intersecting Film, Music, and Queerness uses musicology and queer theory to uncover meaning and message in canonical American cinema. This study considers how queer readings are reinforced or nuanced through analysis of musical score. Taking a broad approach to queerness that questions heteronormative and homonormative patriarchal structures, binary relationships, gender assumptions and anxieties, this book challenges existing interpretations of what is progressive and what is retrogressive in cinema. Examined films include Bride of Frankenstein, Louisiana Story, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Blazing Saddles, Edward Scissorhands, Brokeback Mountain, Boys Don't Cry, Transamerica, Thelma & Louise, Go Fish and The Living End, with special attention given to films that subvert or complicate genre. Music is analyzed with concern for composition, intertextual references, absolute musical structures, song lyrics, recording, arrangement, and performance issues. This multidisciplinary work, featuring groundbreaking research, analysis, and theory, offers new close readings and a model for future scholarship.

Analysis of Iranian Film Music with Focus on Some Contemporary Composers

Music has existed for centuries but composition of music for film is a relatively new art.

Author: Sharareh Sheikhkhan

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1267412278

Category:

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Music has existed for centuries but composition of music for film is a relatively new art. It involves a delicate balance and critical attention to the relations between what the visual art presents, and how music should accompany the picture to convey a feeling. As this newly formed field of music evolves, so does the research and experimentations around it. All around the world we see musicians as well as music researchers peeking at different aspects of how music can expand the image. In a country like Iran, with a history of cinema almost as old as cinema itself, there is very little knowledge of this field. Only a few of the composers who worked on film scoring in the last century of Iranian cinema had academic knowledge of music, let alone music for the screen. In this research, we examine the history of music for cinema in Iran, from the very beginning in 1900, to the recent years. We present a brief history of the early years along with analysis of how music gradually became widespread in film production. Then we discuss four generations of Iranian film composers, each represented by a prominent composer of that generation. We analyze their style and work, then we specifically analyze one of their most prominent works.

Deleuze and Film Music

Not just a groundbreaking examination of persistent difficulties in this new area of study, Deleuze and Film Music also offers a solution—a methodological bridge—that will take film music analysis to a new level.

Author: Gregg Redner

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841503707

Category: Art

Page: 194

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The analysis of film music is emerging as one of the fastest-growing areas of interest in film studies. Yet scholarship in this up-and-coming field has been beset by the lack of a common language and methodology between film and music theory. Drawing on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, film studies scholar Gregg Redner provides a much-needed analysis of the problem which then forms the basis of his exploration of the function of the film score and its relation to film's other elements. Not just a groundbreaking examination of persistent difficulties in this new area of study, Deleuze and Film Music also offers a solution—a methodological bridge—that will take film music analysis to a new level.

Understanding the Leitmotif

Through analysis, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull explores the legacy of the leitmotif, from Wagner's Ring cycle to present-day Hollywood film music.

Author: Matthew Bribitzer-Stull

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107098398

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

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Through analysis, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull explores the legacy of the leitmotif, from Wagner's Ring cycle to present-day Hollywood film music.

The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies gathers two dozen original essays that chart the history and current state of interdisciplinary scholarship on music in audiovisual media, focusing on four areas: history, genre and medium, analysis ...

Author: David Neumeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190250591

Category: Music

Page: 683

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The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies gathers two dozen original essays that chart the history and current state of interdisciplinary scholarship on music in audiovisual media, focusing on four areas: history, genre and medium, analysis and criticism, and interpretation.

Identifying and Interpreting Incongruent Film Music

This book explores the concept of incongruent film music, challenging the idea that this label only describes music that is inappropriate or misfitting for a film’s images and narrative.

Author: David Ireland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030005061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This book explores the concept of incongruent film music, challenging the idea that this label only describes music that is inappropriate or misfitting for a film’s images and narrative. Defining incongruence as a lack of shared properties in the audiovisual relationship, this study examines various types of incongruence between a film and its music and considers the active role that it can play in the construction of a film’s meaning and influencing audience response. Synthesising findings from research in the psychology of music in multimedia, as well as from ideas sourced in semiotics, film music, and poststructuralist theory, this interdisciplinary book provides a holistic perspective that reflects the complexity of moments of film-music incongruence. With case studies including well-known films such as Gladiator and The Shawshank Redemption, this book combines scene analysis and empirical audience reception tests to emphasise the subjectivity, context-dependency, and multi-dimensionality inherent in identifying and interpreting incongruent film music.

Semiotics Pragmatics and Metaphor in Film Music Analysis

This dissertation proposes an interdisciplinary approach that aims to broaden the music-theoretical strategies employed to analyze film music by borrowing analytical models from the disciplines of semiotics and pragmatics.

Author: Juan Roque Chattah

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:135194330

Category: Motion picture music

Page: 342

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This dissertation proposes an interdisciplinary approach that aims to broaden the music-theoretical strategies employed to analyze film music by borrowing analytical models from the disciplines of semiotics and pragmatics. The examination and application of semiotic and pragmatic models developed by Fauconnier and Turner, Lakoff and Johnson, and Peirce (among others), is complemented by traditional music analysis. This interface crystallizes in considerations of formal design, melodic contour, pitch content, harmonic gestures, cadential formulas, and other structural aspects of the music. The repertoire analyzed consists primarily of recent Hollywood film soundtracks from a wide variety of genres including cartoons, musicals, and documentaries. The result is an analytical framework that allows for the recognition of fundamental processes lying at the very heart of film music interpretation.

Silent Films Loud Music

Gregg Redner, Deleuze and Film Music: Building a Methodological Bridge between Film Theory and Music (Chicago: Intellect Ltd. University of Chicago Press), 7. 7. “This is not to say that the parallelism of sounds and images which embody ...

Author: Phillip Johnston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501366413

Category: Music

Page: 248

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Silent Films/Loud Music discusses contemporary scores for silent film as a rich vehicle for experimentation in the relationship between music, image, and narrative. Johnston offers an overview of the early history of music for silent film paired with his own first-hand view of the craft of creating new original scores for historical silent films: a unique form crossing musical boundaries of classical, jazz, rock, electronic, and folk. As the first book completely devoted to the study of contemporary scores for silent film, it tells the story of the historical and creative evolution of this art form and features an extended discussion and analysis of some of the most creative works of contemporary silent film scoring. Johnston draws upon his own career in both contemporary film music (working with directors Paul Mazursky, Henry Bean, Philip Haas and Doris Dörrie, among others) and in creating new scores for silent films by Browning, Méliès, Kinugasa, Murnau & Reiniger. Through this book, Johnston presents a discussion of music for silent films that contradicts long-held assumptions about what silent film music is and must be, with thought-provoking implications for both historical and contemporary film music.

Soviet Film Music

This volume attempts a historical analysis of Soviet film music and its place in world cinema.

Author: Tatiana Egorova

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 3718659115

Category: Music

Page: 311

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In the years 1917 to 1991, despite unfavourable prevailing conditions, there were a number of achievements in the music created for the cinema in the Soviet Union. This volume attempts a historical analysis of Soviet film music and its place in world cinema.

Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media

Rosenman's entrance into Hollywood film scoring came in an unexpected and unusualfashion. ... ofmusic theory andfilm theoryto discourseon a common theoretical level that accounts for the lackof success of much film music analysis.

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305443

Category: Social Science

Page: 896

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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.

Hearing the Movies

Features: * Detailed sample analyses with timings describe the function of sound and music in individual scenes * Extended exercises suggest tools for basic analysis of the soundtrack * Interludes at the ends of Parts I and II offer ...

Author: James Buhler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015078797670

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 470

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Features: * Detailed sample analyses with timings describe the function of sound and music in individual scenes * Extended exercises suggest tools for basic analysis of the soundtrack * Interludes at the ends of Parts I and II offer guidelines for writing about films in terms of their sound and music * Historical coverage extends from the silent film era to the advent of digital technology and beyond * Provides a broad range of examples from Hollywood, independent, and foreign films, as well as focused analysis * Features sidebar commentary from industry professionals and more than 300 illustrations, including screen stills, photos, tables, diagrams, and musical excerpts * Incorporates the broadest range of scholarship on film music currently available, spanning the disciplines of music and film/media studies * Includes glossary of terms for easy reference.