Hymns for the fallen : combat movie music and sound after Vietnam (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Hymns for the fallen : combat movie music and sound after Vietnam

Hymns for the fallen : combat movie music and sound after Vietnam

Author: Todd R Decker
Publisher: Oakland, California University of California Press [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book describes in detail how music and sound function as a constituent part of the prestige combat film's larger work of memorialization in the cultural realm of commercial cinema. As Rikke Schubart and Anne Gjelsvik note, historians must deal with 'the complexity of history, war, heroism, patriotism, memory, and the process of their representation.' Hymns for the Fallen traces an expressive sonic continuity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Todd R Decker
ISBN: 9780520282322 0520282329 9780520282339 0520282337
OCLC Number: 992465657
Description: 304 Seiten : Illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: Movies and memorials --
Soundtracks and scores --
Soldiers' talk --
Soldiers' song --
Disembodied voices --
Nothing sounds like an M-16 --
Helicopter music --
Unmetered --
Metered --
Elegies --
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Responsibility: Todd Decker.


Shows how the domain of sound, a rich and culturally resonant aspect of the cinema, not only invokes the realities of war, but also shapes the American audience's engagement with soldiers and  Read more...


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"Marked on every page by clear logic, sensitive perception, and emotional commitment, this is a welcome and original study." * CHOICE * "The measure of any study, regardless of the field, is its Read more...

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