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The sounds of commerce : marketing popular film music

Author: Jeff Smith
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1998.
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of music in American film, from the era of sheet music, to MTV-ready pop songs. It examines cross-promotion of film and music, combining musicology, film theory and social history, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Smith
ISBN: 0231108621 9780231108621 023110863X 9780231108638
OCLC Number: 38765189
Description: x, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Did They Mention the Music? --
Toward a Theory of Popular Film Music --
The Composer as Tunesmith: The Pop Score as Pop Music --
Putting the Buzz in the Eardrum: The Pop Score as Accessible --
Banking on Film Music --
Structural Interactions of the Film and Record Industries --
Creating Kingdoms of Song: The Film and Music Industries Unite --
Establishing a "Sound Track" Record: The Majors and Their Record Subsidiaries --
Sharps, Flats, and Dollar Signs --
Cross-Promotion and the Market for Film Music --
From Mantovani to the Beatles: Changing the Market for Film Music --
Music Sells Movies or Movies Sell Music? Early Approaches to Promoting Film Music on Records --
My Huckleberry Friend --
Mancini, "Moon River," and Breakfast at Tiffany's --
Mancini's "Le Jazz Hot": Putting Some Swing in Cinema --
That Money-Making "Moon River" Sound: Mancini and the Pop Song --
Chasing the Same Rainbow's End: The Meaning and Narrative Function of "Moon River" --
The Midas Touch --
John Barry and Goldfinger --
Creating a Bond Market: Selling John Barry's Soundtracks and Theme Songs --
A Spider's Touch: Music and Characterization in Goldfinger --
Every Gun Makes Its Own Tune --
Ennio Morricone, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and "L'Esthetique du Scopitone" --
A Fistful of Vinyl: Ennio Morricone and the Record Industry --
The Ecstasy of Gold (Records): Leone's Image, Morricone's Sound --
The Sounds of Commerce --
Sixties Pop Songs and the Compilation Score --
The Historical Sources and Reception of the Compilation Score --
The Forms and Functions of the Compilation Score --
Rock and Roll is Here to Stay : the Case of American Graffiti --
Pretty Women and Dead Presidents --
Theme Songs and Soundtrack Albums After 1975 --
Structural interactions of the Record and Film Industries After 1975 --
Contemporary trends in Film and Music Cross-Promotion --
The Music Supervisor --
Patterns of Thematic Organization in Contemporary Film Music.
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Jeff Smith.

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"[A] fascinating exploration of Hollywood film music since the 1960s." -- "Choice"

 
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