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Music and the Moving Image

Barham, Jeremy (2014) Music and the Moving Image In: Aesthetics of music. Musicological Perspectives. Routledge, London, pp. 224-238. ISBN 978-0415699099

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This chapter addresses a long-standing issue in the aesthetics of screen music: the ontological relationship of music to the narrative, diegesis or world of a screen work. It critically and historically contextualizes the widely accepted diegetic/non-diegetic model within the field of screen music studies, identifying a multiply dialectic problem at the root of significant challenges that have been made to its validity. Examples from the repertoire of the earliest sound films produced in Weimar-Republic Germany are examined for the ways in which they tend to collapse the terms of the dialectic through pervasive musicalization of the screen diegesis. These findings are considered in the light of the most recent theoretical explorations of the topic, and finally applied to a work of mainstream Hollywood cinema.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
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Date : 30 June 2014
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2014 Taylor & Francis
Additional Information : "Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay includes musical examples from works in the 18th, 19th, and into the 20th century. Topics have been selected from amongst widely recognised central issues in musical aesthetics, as well as those that have been somewhat neglected, to create a collection that covers a distinctive range of ideas. All essays cover historical origins, sources, and developments of the chosen idea, survey important musicological approaches, and offer new critical angles or musical case studies in interpretation."
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