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Author: Pamela Robertson Wojcik; Arthur Knight
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2001.
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From the silent era to the present day, popular music has been a key component of the film experience. This title aims to fill this gap, as its contributors provide detailed analyses of individual  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Robertson Wojcik; Arthur Knight
ISBN: 0822328003 9780822328001 082232797X 9780822327974 9780822380986 0822380986
OCLC Number: 1086840275
Description: 1 online resource (x, 491 p. :) ill.
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Overture / Arthur Knight and Pamela Robertson Wojcik I. Popular vs. "Serious" Cinema and Popular Song: The Lost Tradition / Rick Altman Surreal Symphonies: "L'Age d'or and the Discreet Charms of Classical Music / Priscilla Barlow "The Future's Not Ours to See": Song, Singer, and Labryinth in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much / Murray Pomerance "You Think They Call Us Plastic Now . . . ": The Monkees and Head / Paul B. Ramaeker II. Singing Stars Real Men Don't Sing Ballads: The Radio Crooner in Hollywood, 1929-1933 / Allison McCracken Flower of the Asphalt: The Chanteuse Realiste in 1930s French Cinema / Kelley Conway The Embodied Voice: Song Sequences and Stardom in Popular Hindi Cinema / Neepa Majumdar III. Music as Ethnic Marker Music as Ethnic Marker in Film: The "Jewish" Case / Andrew P. Killick Sounding the American Heart: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Contemporary American Film / Barbara Ching Crossing Musical Borders: The Soundtrack for Touch of Evil / Jill Leeper Documented/Documentary Asians: Gurinder Chadha's I'm British But . . . and the Musical Mediation of Sonic and Visual Identities / Nabeel Zuberi IV. African American Identities Class Swings: Music, Race, and Social Mobility in Broken Strings / Adam Knee Borrowing Black Masculinity: The Role of Johnny Hartman in The Bridges of Madison County / Krin Gabbard V. Case Study: Porgy and Bess It Ain't Necessarily So That It Ain't Necessarily So: African American Recordings of Porgy and Bess as Film and Cultural Criticism / Arthur Knight "Hollywood Has Taken On a New Color": The Yiddish Blackface of Samuel Goldwyn's Porgy and Bess / Jonathan Gill VI. Contemporary Compilations Picturizing American Cinema: Hindi Film Songs and the Last Days of Genre / Corey K. Creekmur Popular Songs and Comic Allusion in Contemporary Cinema / Jeff Smith VII. Gender and Technology The Girl and the Phonograph; or the Vamp and the Machine Revisited / Pamela Robertson Wojcik Bibliography Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Pamela Robertson Wojcik and Arthur Knight.


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"From Bollywood to Hollywood, Wim Wenders to Wong Kar-Wai, popular music permeates movies. Rigorous scholarship has finally begun to catch up with this phenomenon to make sense of its rich and varied Read more...

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