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Anxiety muted : American film music in a suburban age

Author: Stanley C Pelkey, II.; Anthony Bushard
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this collection, contributors employ diverse critical methods and perspectives to explore the role of music in American film and television of the 1950s and 1960s, as well as in films from more recent years that allude to, reflect back upon, or recreate those decades. Particular attention is given to uncovering how motion picture culture and its music treated anxieties about suburbanization, conformity, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley C Pelkey, II.; Anthony Bushard
ISBN: 9780199936175 019993617X
OCLC Number: 911399586
Description: xviii, 298 pagina's : illustraties, muziek ; 24 cm
Contents: A survey of history, themes, and trends / Stanley C. Pelkey II --
Music and mimicry in Sunset Boulevard (1950) / Christina Gier --
Who's who in Hadleyville : the civic voice in High noon (1952) / Anthony Bushard --
Anxieties of accuracy : Miklós Rózsa's score for Quo vadis (1951) / Linda K. Schubert --
"Whatever will be, will be" : gender equality and the music of Alfred Hitchcock's The man who knew too much (1956) / Joshua Neumann --
Music, maturity, and the moral geography in Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963) / Stanley C. Pelkey II --
The whole truth : music as truth in The twilight zone (1959-1964) / Reba Wissner --
"Living in harmony"? : American music and individualism in The prisoner (1967-1968) / Joanna Smolko and Tim Smolko --
The sound of disability : music, the obsessive avenger, and eugenics in America / Meghan Schrader --
Masculinity, race, and the blues in the bizpic Cadillac Records (2008) / Jesse Schlotterbeck --
Comin' back to the sixties : mobilizing music and performing politics, 1988-1990 / Christopher D. Stone --
Late-adolescence in the American sixties : "The twist" and the twentysomethings in AMC's Mad men (2007- ) / Samantha London --
Musically recreating the fifties in Far from heaven (2002) / Mariana Whitmer --
The very essence of tragic reality : Aaron Copland and Thomas Newman's suburban scoring / Anthony Bushard.
Other Titles: American film music in a suburban age
Responsibility: edited by Stanley C. Pelkey II and Anthony Bushard.

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