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Soundscapes of loss: songs in contemporary French cinema

Powrie, PP (2015) Soundscapes of loss: songs in contemporary French cinema In: A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, pp. 527-546. ISBN 1444338994

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Abstract

This chapter explores the use of pre-existing songs from a cultural rather than musicological perspective in a range of film genres. The first part focuses on the musical, particularly on films by Resnais, Ozon and Honoré. The second part explores two major issues in other genres: the increasing frequency of English-language songs, including some sung by French singers, and the way in which French-language songs are used, often in counterpoint to English-language songs. Using Svetlana Boym’s work on nostalgia, I show how French songs serve as markers of family and community, and as an anxious appeal for reparation from loss in the musicals and other genres I cover. English-language songs on the other hand tend to indicate the fragmentation of that same community, but do not look back in sadness.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects : English
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of English and Languages > English
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Date : 30 January 2015
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Date Deposited : 12 Jul 2016 16:10
Last Modified : 12 Jul 2016 16:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811187

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