Film Music gives a critical overview of contemporary music whilst placing it within a historical and cultural context. A broad range of films are discussed from Hollywood through to Amerian independents and European art films. A brief history of the development of music in film from the days of the silent era to the present day, the book explores how music operates as a narrative device, and also emotionally and culturally. There is an extended case study of Magnolia as a film script which developed from a pop song. Emphasis is also placed on the divide between the 'high culture' of the orchestral score and the 'low culture' of the pop song.
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(200mm x 153mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Wallflower Press
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Author Biography - Pauline Reay
Pauline Reay is a freelance lecturer in in Film and Media Studies with a background in the music industry and special interests in film music and American independent film.