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The Journal of film music. Anahid Kassabian: Hearing Film: Tracking. Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music. New York and London: Routledge. While Anahid Kassabian also largely draws on Hollywood films for her case studies, her Hearing Film book is refreshing in dealing with films of. Kassabian, Anahid. Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music. New York: Routledge, Roberston.

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This in no way negates the significance of the music itself, nor relegates it to role play, rather it privileges it, in its own histories and the ways it has been heard before and in its interrelationships with fil, cinematic elements.

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While demonstrating the various ways in which popular musics work within different recent film scores, Kassabian highlights how such applications of international Anglophone musical items in film are culturally informed and identity informing.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Consequently, he is able to provide a clear view of their performances, audience reaction to them, as well as interactions within the group. Jeff Lee rated it really liked it Oct 26, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In this context, the role of music in film is as important as other elements of narrative, cinematography, mise-en- scene, etc.


Did not they produce soundscapes of global influence, as well as pioneer what sound reproduction technologies and studios could do? In these critical contexts, Kassabian found it at least odd that despite the widespread use of popular music in film, it was neglected or marginalized in film music scholarship, and that despite the contemporary attention to audience, the audience had been somehow removed from the cine-musical experience in much kassabkan writing film and film music.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Very well written and easy to understand even for those who are not experienced in the cinematic field. Thus, Gushee demonstrates that the environ- ment from which jazz came was far more varied than kasssbian have traditionally thought.

Please review your cart. The range of music the author makes use of in this book is remarkable: Although Freddie Keppard eventually recorded and both Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong mention his work favorably, we can only imagine what the Creole Band sounded like. Remember me on this computer. The Contemporary American Monologue. Refresh and try again. Trivia About Hearing Film. At the Twilights Last Scoring. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

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Hearing Film by Anahid Kassabian

Despite these reservations, Hearing Film is a useful volume opening out several conceptual areas within film generally as well as in relation to film music. Furthermore, there is more continuity and precedent from the pre-sampling era kassahian Katz lets on. How Music Works in Film. Nikhilesh marked it as to-read May 15, It is also relatively rare to find film music books that seriously explore scores that rely to a large extent on popular music tracks.


In recent years, racial and gender diversity in film has exploded, and the making of musical scores has changed drastically.

In exchanging priorities of diegetic and non-diegetic music in film i. Item s unavailable for purchase. While popular music overly concentrates on uses and social context, and film theory focuses on meaning production and pleasure, Kassabian addresses the operation of popular music scores via both agency and desire.

Lawrence Gushee has been part of this movement, offering studies of early jazz and the conditions under which it was played. Music of South Africa. Sanna marked it as to-read Apr 04, Preview — Hearing Film by Anahid Kassabian. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Music and Ethical Responsibility. Gestures of Music Theater. The argument often made about film music and film sound books is that they are scarce when compared with books on the visual image.