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Sounds of the future : essays on music in science fiction film

Author: Mathew J Bartkowiak
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey compositions utilized in science fiction movies; Broadway's relationship with the genre; science fiction elements in popular songs; and composers such as Richard Strauss (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Bernard Herrmann (The Day the Earth Stood Still)"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mathew J Bartkowiak
ISBN: 9780786444809 0786444800
OCLC Number: 496959960
Description: viii, 231 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. "Open the pod door, HAL": a survey of music's role in science fiction film. A familiar sound in a new place : the use of the musical score within the science fiction film / Cara Marisa Deleon ; A popular avant-garde : the paradoxical tradition of electronic and atonal sounds in sci-fi music scoring / Lisa M. Schmidt --
Part II. "Give my regards to the Barycenter": Broadway's relation to science fiction film. "Hello WALL-E!" Nostalgia, utopia, and the science fiction musical / Kathryn A.T. Edney and Kit Hughes ; Just imagine : the musical effacement of dystopia in an early sound film / Katherine Spring --
Part III. Becoming the star-child: music and the construction of subjectivity. Ambient reverberations : diegetic music, science fiction, and otherness / Seth Mulliken ; Sci-fi film and sounds of the future / Matthias Konzett --
Part IV. Moon/spoon/croon: science fiction and popular music. "It's hip to be square" : rock and roll and the future / Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper ; The intergalactic lounge : Barbarella and hearing the future / Mathew J. Bartkowiak ; Proposing an alter-destiny : science fiction in the art and music of Sun Ra / Jerome J. Langguth --
Part V. "All those moments": instances that shaped our auditory future. Suspended motion in the title scene from The day the Earth stood still / Stephen Husarik ; Strauss, Kubrick and Nietzsche : recurrence and reactivity in the dance of becoming that is 2001 : a space odyssey / Gregg Redner --
Part VI. "Setting the controls for the heart of the sun": composers and compositions in science fiction film. Rocketship X-M : the sounds of a Martian breeze / John C. Tibbetts ; Seeing beyond his own time : the sounds of Jerry Goldsmith / Cynthia J. Miller.
Responsibility: edited by Mathew J. Bartkowiak.
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