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Saying it with songs. Popular music and the coming of sound to Hollywood cinema.

Author: Spring.
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2013.
Series: Oxford music/media series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In the late 1920s, Hollywood's conversion from silent to synchronized-sound film production not only instigated the convergence of the film and music industries but also gave rise to an extraordinary period of song use in American cinema. 'Saying it with songs' considers how the increasing interdependence of Hollywood studios and Tin Pan Alley music publishing firms influenced the commercial and narrative functions  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spring.
ISBN: 9780199842216 0199842213
OCLC Number: 844731133
Description: 256 pages.
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Introduction ; Chapter 1. Singing a Song: The Culture and Conventions of Popular Music in the 1920s ; Chapter 2. Owning a Song: The Restructuring of Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley ; Chapter 3. Plugging a Song: The Discrete Charm of the Popular Song, From Broadway to Hollywood ; Chapter 4. Integrating a Song: The Threat to Narrative Plausibility ; Chapter 5. Curtailing a Song: Toward the Classical Background Score ; Conclusion: The Fate of the Motion Picture Song ; Appendix 1: Confirmatory License Issued by Music Publishers Protective Association (1929) ; Appendix 2: "Tieups of Film and Music" as Reported by Variety ; Appendix 3: Timeline of Relationships Between Film and Music Companies ; Appendix 4: Agreement between Al Dubin, The Vitaphone Corp., and Music Publishers Holding Corporation ; Appendix 5: Summary of Agreement between Vitaphone Corporation, M. Witmark & Sons, and Ray Perkins ; Bibliography ; Credits ; Index
Series Title: Oxford music/media series.
Responsibility: Katherine Spring.

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Saying It With Songs is a groundbreaking study of the ways in which Hollywood's conversion to synchronized-sound filmmaking in the late 1920s gave rise not only to enduring partnerships between the  Read more...

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This title will also be of interest for researchers of popular music, since it gives a broad introduction of how one kind of pop song (the film theme song) was established, promoted by radio, sheet Read more...

 
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