Global Soundtracks: Worlds of Film Music

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Wesleyan University Press, Sep 29, 2008 - Music - 387 pages
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This stimulating collection of essays analyzes the music of films ranging from mainstream and subcultural American films through case studies of those from China, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Latin American, and the Caribbean, and includes a variety of key films, periods, and studio practices. The focus of the essays is the social and cultural meanings of film music, not just composers’ careers and the musical support of storyline and psychology that are the center of most film music studies. Global Soundtracks is the first anthology to suggest methods for understanding how the conventions of standard film music became localized and expanded around the world in many different periods and cinema systems, and to suggest comparative approaches of analysis.

Contributors include: ABDALLA UBA ADAMU, B. BALASUBRAHMANIYAN, BRENDA BERRIAN, GREG BOOTH, ERIC A. GALM, JOSEPH GETTER, MARILYN MILLER, MARTIN STOKES, SUMARSAM, and SUE M.C. TUOHY.
 

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Contents

The Steiner Superculture
3
The Superculture Beyond Steiner
36
Subcultural Film ways
63
That Bollywood Sound
85
Sound and Significance
114
Diversity and Orality in Euzhan Palcys La Rue casesnegres
281
Listening to Abd alHalim Hafiz
309
Comparative Vistas
337
Contributors
367
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MARK SLOBIN is a professor of music at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World (2000) and Subcultural Sounds: Micromusics of the West (1993, 2000).

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