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The Spectre of Sound: Music in Film and Television

The Spectre of Sound:<br> <em>Music in Film and Television</em> by K.J. Donnelly The Spectre of Sound: Music in Film and Television
Your Price: $30.95 CDN
Author: Kevin J. Donnelly
Publisher: British Film Institute
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 192
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 1844570266
ISBN-13: 9781844570263

About the Book:

The The Spectre of Sound by Kevin J. Donnelly is a major new study — dealing with notions of film music as a device that desires to control its audience, using a most powerful thing: emotion.

The author emphasizes the manipulative and ephemeral character of film music dealing not only with traditional orchestral film music, but also looks at film music’s colonization of television, and discusses pop music in relation to films, and the historical dimensions to ability to possess audiences that have so many important cultural and aesthetic effects.

It challenges the dominant but limited conception of film music as restricted to film by looking at its use in television and influence in the world of pop music and the traditional restriction of analysis to valued film music, either from name composers or from the golden era of Classical Hollywood.

Focusing on areas as diverse as horror, pop music in film, ethnic signposting, television drama and the soundtrack without a film — The Spectre of Sound is an original study which expands the range of writing on the subject.

About the Author:

Dr. Kevin J. Donnelly studied at the University of East Anglia and the University of Cardiff. He has taught at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth), Staffordshire University and the University of East Anglia before moving to the University of Southampton as Reader in Film Studies in 2007.