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Music in Film: Soundtracks and Synergy Pauline Reay

Music in Film: Soundtracks and Synergy

Pauline Reay

Published January 12th 2005
ISBN : 9781903364659
Paperback
135 pages
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Providing an introduction to an area of increasing undergraduate study, Music in Film gives a critical overview of contemporary music whilst placing it within a historical and cultural context. A broad range of films are discussed from HollywoodMoreProviding an introduction to an area of increasing undergraduate study, Music in Film 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 - including Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, the work of David Lynch and Pedro Almodovar. 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.