Cinema Changes: Incorporations of Jazz in the Film Soundtrack (Speculum musicae (SMUS 34))

By: E. Wennekes, E. Audissino (eds.)

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Cinema is the form of entertainment that can be, above all, identified with the twentieth century. It gradually replaced theatre as a popular form of performed storytelling, and replaced opera too as the new “multimedia” art form, soon incorporating music as one of cinema’s privileged means to co-tell stories. Speaking of music, jazz was as sensational a twentieth-century novelty as cinema was. The two soon teamed up, and jazz, with its various incarnations and styles, has accompanied the moving images and the cinematic narratives throughout the decades. It was inevitable that these two iconic art/entertainment forms, jazz and cinema, should meet, blend, cooperate, and have a reciprocal influence. While the early film music was mostly symphonic and inspired by the late-romantic nineteenth-century idiom, jazz and Afro-American music — in various form and with diverse and changing racial/social connotations — appeared onscreen even before the landmark film The Jazz Singer (1927), which officially launched the sound era. This collection of essays seeks to study the long-standing relationship between jazz and cinema, from the silent era to the contemporary sound cinema, on an international level. A film scholar and a film musicologist, Emilio Audissino (University of Southampton) specialises in Hollywood and Italian cinema. He is the author of “John Williams's Film Music” (2014), “Film/Music Analysis. A Film Studies Approach” (2017), and the editor of “John Williams: Music for Films, Television and the Concert Stage” (2018). Emile Wennekes is Chair Professor of Post-1800 Music History at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and specializes in Music and Media. He chairs the Study Group Music and Media under the auspices of the International Musicological Society. Printed Pages: 360 with 35 b/w illustrations and 26 musical examples.

Title: Cinema Changes: Incorporations of Jazz in the Film Soundtrack (Speculum musicae (SMUS 34))

Author Name: E. Wennekes, E. Audissino (eds.)

Categories: Cinema, Music,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Turnhout, Belgium, Brepols Publishers: 2019

ISBN: 2503584470

ISBN 13: 9782503584478

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 22 x 28 Cm

Seller ID: 041194

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