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Scoring Incredible Futures: Science Fiction Screen Music, and 'Post-Modernism' as Romantic Epiphany

Barham, JM (2009) Scoring Incredible Futures: Science Fiction Screen Music, and 'Post-Modernism' as Romantic Epiphany The Musical Quarterly, 91 (3-4). pp. 240-274.

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This is the only academic journal article devoted to the historical, stylistic and aesthetic understanding of the musical scoring of science fiction film. It combines a general overview of the repertoire with several specific case studies, in order to identify a number of hitherto uncharted creative issues and problems that characterize and beset the genre. Using science fiction film as a model which by nature combines the 'progressive' with the 'reactionary', the article also offers a diagnosis of the wider cultural issue of the sometimes spurious claims of postmodernism.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Barham, JM
Date : 29 March 2009
DOI : 10.1093/musqtl/gdp001
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science fiction film, Pre-existent music, Music of the future, Bach on screen
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Additional Information : This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in The Musical Quarterly following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: Musical Quarterly (2008) 91 (3-4): 240-274. doi: 10.1093/musqtl/gdp001 is available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Apr 2014 08:52
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 10:14

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