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The Routledge companion to global film music in the early sound era

Title
The Routledge companion to global film music in the early sound era / edited by Jeremy Barham.
ISBN
9780429504471
0429504470
9780429997013
0429997019
9780429996993
0429996993
9780429997006
0429997000
9781138586697
9781032595313
Publication
New York, NY : Routledge, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxiv, 807 pages) : illustrations.
Local Notes
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Notes
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 14, 2024).
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Biographical / Historical Note
Jeremy Barham is Professor of Music at the University of Surrey, where he is also Director of the Institute of Austrian and German Music Research. He researches screen music, the music and culture of Gustav Mahler, and jazz. He was supported by the British Academy and DAAD in an archival investigation into the music of early German sound film, from which this edited volume grew. In screen music, he has published on experimental film, pre-existent music, the sci-fi genre, the aesthetics of live-score screenings, and jazz in film.
Summary
"In a major expansion of the conversation on music and film history, The Routledge Companion to Global Film Music in the Early Sound Era draws together a wide-ranging collection of scholarship on music in global cinema during the transition from silent to sound films (the late 1920s to the 1940s). Moving beyond the traditional focus on Hollywood, this Companion considers the vast range of cinema and music created in often-overlooked regions throughout the rest of the world, providing crucial global context to film music history. An extensive editorial Introduction and 50 chapters from an array of international experts connect the music and sound of these films to regional and transnational issues-culturally, historically, and aesthetically-across five parts: Western Europe and Scandinavia Central and Eastern Europe North Africa, The Middle East, Asia, and Australasia Latin America Soviet Russia Filling a major gap in the literature, The Routledge Companion to Global Film Music in the Early Sound Era offers an essential reference for scholars of music, film studies, and cultural history"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Routledge handbooks online 2024. OCLC KB.
Other formats
Print version: Routledge companion to global film music in the early sound era New York : Routledge, 2023
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 18, 2024
Series
Routledge music companions.
Routledge music companions
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction / Jeremy Barham
PART 1. Western Europe and Scandinavia. "A very great error of judgment" : Caution and Timidity in the Musical Provision of Britain's Early Talkie Features / Geoff Brown ; A Man Saying "Mooh" and an Actress Bursting into an Aria about Red and White Radishes. Early Sound Film in The Netherlands : Developments & Debates / Emile Wennekes ; The Use of Non-Diegetic Music in Early Swedish Talkies 1930-1931 / Christopher Natzen ; The Kinotheken and Giuseppe Becce's Scoring Practices in Early German Sound Cinema / Maria Fuchs ; Eternally Feminine : Das blaue Licht (1932), Anna und Elisabeth (1933), Elisabeth und der Narr (1933), and Cultural Representations of Womanhood in the Scoring of Early Sound Films from Weimar-Republic Germany / Jeremy Barham ; Film Music in France, 1928-1940' / Colin Roust ; Silent Film, Music, and Fantasy During the Transition to Sound / James Buhler ; Coming to Terms with Music as Narrative Architecture : Jean Gremillon's Maldone (1928), La Petite Lise (1930), and Dainah la Metisse (1932) / Dominique Nasta and Hubert Bolduc-Cloutier ; Readymade Soundtracks : Musical Accompaniment for Dada and Surrealist Film ; Suzy Mangion ; Exotic Music, Colonial Others, and French Cultural Identity in Poetic Realist Cinema / Hannah Lewis ; The Advent of Sound Film in Italy and the First Approaches to the New Audio-Visual Genre by Italian Composers during the Years 1930-1940 / Kristjan Stopar ; "Oh ... Modern Music!" Hollywood, Satire, and "Modernism" in Giuseppe Piazzi's Score for I fratelli dinamite (1949) / Marco Bellano ; The Folkloric Film Musical in the Spanish Second Republic (1931-1939) : Imperio Argentina, Florian Rey and their Morena Clara / Laura Miranda Gonzalez ; Composing the Nation : the Role of fado in A Severa, the First Portuguese Sound Film (1931) / Helena Marinho and Susana Sardo
PART 2. Central and Eastern Europe. Music and Dance in the Service of Modern Poland in Polish Films of the 1930s / Ewa Mazierska ; Battle of Songs : Music and Language in Left-wing Yiddish Films Made in Poland During the 1930s and 1940s / Iwona Sowinska ; Film Song as a Synergistic Commodity in the Acoustic Media Culture of 1930s Czechoslovakia / Petr Szczepanik ; Charms and Whispers: Musical Comedy and Vocal Performance in Oldrich Novy's Star Image 1936-1945 / Sarka Gmiterkova ; The Metamusical Qualities of the Viennese Film, Cine-Operetta, and the Music Film in Austrian Sound Film of the 1930s / Robert Dassanowsky ; Composing for the Screen, Composing for the Stage : Hungarian Film Composers in the Interwar Period / Zsuzsanna Varga ; A Theme Runs Through It : Early Hungarian Sound Films and the Music of Tibor Weygand / Gabor Gergely ; Who is Singing Over There? The Potpourri of Multiple Voices in Early Sound Cinema of the Balkans / Ana Grgic and Marian Tutui ; Early Greek Talkies (1930-1940) : Struggling Between Technological Innovation and Theatrical Tradition / Emmanuel Arkolakis ; Intercultural Synergies in Early Mediterranean Sound Cinema : Togo Mizrahi's Greek-Speaking Film The Girl Refugee (1938) / Nick Poulakis ; From Alafranga to Alaturca, from Operettas to Melodramas : Music in Early Turkish Talkies / Ozge Ozyılmaz ; "The Dream of a Fatty :" the First Lithuanian Sound Film in the Context of Early Puppet-Animation Films / Antanas Kucinskas
PART 3. North Africa, The Middle East, Asia, and Australasia. Essentially Egyptian : the Development of a Syncretic Film Song Style / Margaret Farrell ; The Singing Cinema : Synchronized Sound and the Reception by Press and Audiences of Singing Films in Egypt, 1907-1934 / Mohannad Ghawanmeh ; Myth-building through Diegetic African Music in Early South African Sound Films / Christopher Jeffery ; The Indian Origins of the Iranian Sound Film / Pedram Partovi ; Sound and Music in the Early Indian Talkie : 1931-1936 / Virchand Dharamsey and Iyesha Geeth Abbas ; The Musical Language of Indian Film Song of the 1940s / John Caldwell ; Mental Hearing of Sound : the Evocation and Mediation of Acoustic Experience in Two Stars in the Milky Way (1931) / Ling Zhang ; Film Songwriting Practices in Pre-war Hong Kong Cinema : a Case Study of Director Chan Pei / Stephanie Ng ; Charitable or Traitorous? The Ethics and Aesthetics of Performance in Myriad of Colors (1943) / Timmy Chih-Ting Chen ; Singing Japanese Modernity : a Genealogy of Performance Scenes in Early Talkies in Japan and their Heterogeneous Representation / Fumito Shirai ; Emerging from Silence : Shochiku, Ito, and Ozu's Early Sound Films / James M. Doering ; Tarzan Meets Hiawatha : Musical Representation in Australian Indigenous Films of the 1930s / Anthony Linden Jones
PART 4. Latin America. Imaginaries from Buenos Aires. From Tango Poetics of the 1920s Toward Sound Films in the 1930s / Pablo Piedras ; Film and Tango : the Contribution of Luis Cesar Amadori to the Argentine Film Industry in the Late 1930s / Lucia Rodriguez Riva ; Songs Beyond "el Rancho Grande" : Trans/national and Cross-Media Dimensions in the Mexican Comedia Ranchera / Peter W. Schulze ; Dance, Desire, and Cosmopolitanism : Early Danzon Performances in the 1930s Mexican Prostitute Melodrama / Jacqueline Avila and Oswaldo Mejí Mendiola ; Beyond the Musical Numbers : the Brazilian Film Coisas Nossas and its Arrangements with the Local Record Industry / Suzana Reck Miranda ; Between Cinearte and Phono-arte : on the Arrival of Brazilian Sound Film in Two Magazines / Rafael de Luna Freire ; Villa-Lobos's Music for the Feature O descobrimento do Brasil [The Discovery of Brazil] (1937) : Nationalism in the Early Sound Era / Anselmo Mancini ; When 'Early' Sound Cinema was 'Late :' Differential Chronologies in Chile, Uruguay, Cuba and Colombia / Ana M. Lopez
PART 5. Soviet Russia. The Sound of Socialist Realism : Excess and Ideology in Stalinist Film / Lilya Kaganovsky ; "New Means of Enormous Power" : Music in Early Soviet Sound Film / Kathryn Kalinak ; Experimentalism and the 'Mainstream' in the Early Film Scores of Gavril Popov and Vladimir Shcherbachyov / Joan Titus ; Accordions as 'Sluts,' Guitars as Gypsies, and Pianos as Noble Fops : the Images of Russian Musical Instruments in Soviet Sound Movies of the 1930s / Dmitri Zakharine.
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