Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History

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book-author

James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer

publisher

Oxford University Press

file-type

PDF

pages

496 pages

language

English

isbn10

195327799

isbn13

9780195327793


Book Description

Films achieve their effects with sound as well as images. An ideal textbook for introductory film music courses Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History (PDF) brings music into the context of sound; and sound into the context of the whole film.

The textbook explores film sound in 3 parts. Through accessible; engaging; sample analyses and exercises; Part 1 illustrates ways to analyze a soundtrack in relation to the image track. Part 2 focuses on the contributions of music to film form and style while offering a number of detailed analyses of different types of scenes; and Part 3 lays out a concise history of film sound and music; paying particular attention to the role of technological innovations in film exhibition and production.

Features:

  • * Includes a glossary of terms for easy reference
  • * Extended exercises suggest tools for basic analysis of the soundtrack
  • * Historical coverage extends from the silent film era to the advent of digital technology and beyond
  • * Detailed sample analyses with timings describe the function of music and sound in individual scenes
  • * Interludes at the ends of Parts I and II offer guidelines for writing about films in terms of their sound and music
  • * Provides a broad range of examples from Hollywood; independent; and foreign films; as well as a focused analysis
  • * Incorporates the broadest range of scholarship on film music currently available; spanning the disciplines of music and film/media studies
  • * Features sidebar commentary from industry professionals and more than 300 illustrations; including photos; screen stills; diagrams; tables; and musical excerpts

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Additional information

book-author

James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer

publisher

Oxford University Press

file-type

PDF

pages

496 pages

language

English

isbn10

195327799

isbn13

9780195327793

Table of contents


Table of contents :
CONTENTS
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
PART I: The Sound Track and Film Narrative: Basic Terms and Concepts
Chapter 1: The Sound Track and Narrative
Introduction
Basics: Image Track, Sound Track, Narrative
Sound Track Components and Narrative
Example for Sound Track Components and Narrative (1): Sleepless in Seattle, Second Botched Meeting
Example for Sound Track Components and Narrative (2): Good Will Hunting, Boston Common Scene
Summary
Chapter 2: The Musicality of the Sound Track: Concepts and Terminology
Introduction
Music and Sound
Timbre
Texture
Example for Sound Track Analysis Using Musical Terms (1): Trzy Kolory: Bialy (Three Colors: White), The Shooting
Example for Sound Track Analysis Using Musical Terms (2): Atonement, Main-Title Sequence and First Scene
Summary
Chapter 3: Music, Sound, and the Space of Narrative: Concepts and Terminology
Introduction
Diegetic/Nondiegetic Music and Narrative
Onscreen/Offscreen Sound and Music
Offscreen Sound and Music in Relation to the Diegesis
Summary
Chapter 4: Music, Sound, and Time
Introduction
Transitions: The Sound Bridge and Hard Cuts
Synchronization (“Playing with the Film”)
Counterpoint (“Playing against the Film”)
Summary Example for Synchronization and Counterpoint: Casablanca, After-Hours Scene
Summary
Interlude: Writing About Film Sound: Analysis and Description
Introduction
Analysis Report: Catch Me If You Can
Response Paper That Describes Music’s Narrative Functions
Compare and Contrast Paper Focusing on Music
Concluding Comments
PART II: Music, Film Form, and Film Style
Chapter 5: Music in Film Form
Introduction
Runtime Segmentation
Examples for Music in Film Form
Summary
Chapter 6: Music in Main-Title and End-Credit Sequences
Introduction
Establishing Sequence
End-Credit Music
Summary
Chapter 7: Music in Performance and Montage Scenes
Introduction
Performance Scene
Additional Examples
Montage or Fantasy Scene
Summary
Chapter 8: Film Style and the Sound Track
Introduction
Style Topics and the Leitmotif
Style Topics
A Note on Sound Topics
Summary
Chapter 9: Music in Character and Action Scenes
Introduction
Dialogue Scene
Action Scene
Love Scene
Summary
Interlude: Writing About Film Music: Interpretation
Introduction
Developing a Reading (1): Finding a Thesis
Developing a Reading (2): Reading against the Grain
Summary
PART III: The Sound Track: A Technological History
Chapter 10: Music and Sound in the Silent Era (1895–1929)
Introduction
The Early Years
The Nickelodeon
The Picture Palace
Summary
A Note on the Music for Silent Film Releases to VHS and DVD
Chapter 11: The Transition to Sound Film (1926–1932)
Introduction
Issues of Technology and Economics
Mastering the Sound Track and Elements of Style
Production
Summary
Chapter 12: Music and the Sound Track in the Classical Studio Era
Introduction
Issues of Technology and Economics
The Sound Track in the Studio Era and Elements of Style
Production
Summary
Chapter 13: The Stereo Sound Track and the Post-Classical Era (1950–1975)
Introduction
Issues of High Fidelity and Stereo Sound
Stereo Sound, Magnetic Tape, and Elements of Style
Production
Summary
Chapter 14: The New Hollywood, Dolby Stereo, and the Emergence of Sound Design (1975–2000)
Introduction
Issues of Technology and Economics
Sound Design and Elements of Style
Production
Summary
Chapter 15: Music and Film Sound Today
Introduction: The Digital Era
Issues of Technology and Economics
Digital Sound and Elements of Style
Production
Sound Department
Summary
AFTERWORD
GLOSSARY
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CREDITS
NOTES
INDEX
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