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Beyond the Soundtrack

Beyond the Soundtrack
Your Price: $28.95 CDN
Author: edited by Daniel Goldmark, Lawrence Kramer, & Richard Leppert
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 324
Pub. Date: 2007
ISBN-10: 0520250702
ISBN-13: 9780520250703

About the Book:

This groundbreaking collection by the most distinguished musicologists and film scholars in their fields gives long overdue recognition to music as equal to the image in shaping the experience of film. Refuting the familiar idea that music serves as an unnoticed prop for narrative, these essays demonstrate that music is a fully imagined and active power in the worlds of film. Even where films do give it a supporting role — and many do much more — music makes an independent contribution. Drawing on recent advances in musicology and cinema studies, Beyond the Soundtrack interprets the cinematic representation of music with unprecedented richness. The authors cover a broad range of narrative films, from the "silent" era (not so silent) to the present. Once we think beyond the soundtrack, this volume shows, there is no unheard music in cinema.

What people say:

"Interesting and substantive." — Journal of the American Musicological Society

"Put briefly, this is a superb collection of essays. They are lucidly and eloquently written, and make their points with wit and clarity. They are full of perceptive, highly stimulating, and occasionally provocative illustrations of how practice connects to theory (and vice versa) without getting bogged down in academic language. The contributors include a combination of exceptionally admired film music scholars, and of musicologists renowned for their keen insights into the cultural contexts of music production and reception. This book is an excellent resource and compelling read." — Derek B. Scott, author of From the Erotic to the Demonic: On Critical Musicology

"A groundbreaking source of knowledge for anyone interested in understanding, or playing a role, in the ongoing collaboration between audio and visual arts." — Skyscraper Magazine

About the Author:

Daniel Goldmark is Assistant Professor of Music History at Case Western Reserve University.

Lawrence Kramer is Professor of English and Music at Fordham University.

Richard Leppert is Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.