Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores

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Hollywood film music is often mocked as a disreputably 'applied' branch of the art of composition that lacks both the seriousness and the quality of the classical or late-romantic concert and operatic music from which it derives. Its composers in the 1930s and '40s were themselves often scornful of it and aspired to produce more 'serious' works that would enhance their artistic reputation. In fact the criticism of film music as slavishly descriptive or manipulatively over-emotional has a history that is older than film - ...

Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores 2015, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780190246549

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Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195383454

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