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Off key : when film and music won't work together

Author: Kay Dickinson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Off Key', Kay Dickinson offers a study of how certain alliances of music and film are judged aesthetic failures. The book expands the ways in which the union of the film and music businesses can be understood by moving beyond the score to incorporate analyses of rock 'n' roll movies, composer biopics, and pop stars' acting.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dickinson, Kay, 1972-
Off key.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)639682919
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Dickinson
ISBN: 9780195326635 0195326636 9780195326642 0195326644
OCLC Number: 145379735
Description: xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The status and the potential of film-music that "doesn't work" --
"The motion picture you're about to see is a story of music": the migration of cinema into rock 'n' roll --
"It's not only trivial, it's bad, vulgar": Ken Russell's composer biopics and the uneasy realignment of work and culture --
Troubling synthesis: the horrific sights and incompatible sounds of "video nasties" --
Pop stars who can't act and the limits of celebrity "flexibility" --
The problems of conclusion.
Responsibility: Kay Dickinson.
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In 'Off Key', Kay Dickinson offers a study of how certain alliances of music and film are judged aesthetic failures. The book expands the ways in which the union of the film and music businesses can be understood by moving beyond the score to incorporate analyses of rock 'n' roll movies, composer biopics, and pop stars' acting.

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I admire enormously the ambition and originality of the study * Bruce Johnson, Popular Music * an inspiring contribution to the debate on the meaningful difference between film and music, infusing Read more...

 
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