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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Rodman, Ronald W. (Ronald Wayne).
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ronald W Rodman
|ISBN:||9780195340242 0195340248 9780195340259 0195340256|
|Description:||xii, 356 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: What were musicians saying about television music during the first decade of broadcasting? --
Toward an associative theory of television music --
Hello out there in TV land: musical agency in the early television anthology drama --
Now a word from our sponsor: musical structure and mediation in early TV commercials --
Beam me up, Scottie!: leitmotifs, musical topos, and ascription in the sci-fi drama --
Go for your guns: narrative syntax and musical functions in the TV western --
Tube of pleasure, tube of bliss: television music as (not so) drastic experience --
Now another word from our sponsor: strategies of occultation and imbuement in musical commercials --
Just the facts, ma'am: musical style change and markedness in the police drama --
Truth is out there: music in modern/postmodern television --
Appendix A: Morris's definitions of the three dimensions of the sign --
Appendix B: Propp's functions of the Dramatis Personae in Russian folktales --
|Series Title:||Oxford music/media series.|
Filled with images, musical notation, charts, explanatory theories, and careful chapter summaries, this insightful book, with its relaxed prose, is both valuable and fun to read. Highly recommended.