Music in action film : sounds like action! /

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Routledge,, New York, United States ; United Kingdom, p.1 online resource. (2020)



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(OCoLC)fst01027201, (OCoLC)fst01721067, Action and adventure films, bisacsh, fast, History and criticism., Motion picture music, MUSIC / History & Criticism, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism


Includes bibliographical references and index.Preface. Sounds Like Action! / James Buhler and Mark Durrand -- Action Scored : Politics, Representation, and Identity. Favela Chic in Action : Soundtracking Urban Violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Kariann Goldschmitt ; "You're Not Gonna Get Mushy on Me, Are You?" : Music and the New Man in 1990s Hollywood Action Film / Rebecca Fülöp ; "I Am No Lady When I Fight" : Gender Politics in the Postwar Swashbuckler Score / Grace Edgar ; Reviving the Swordplay Action Film : Nature, Technology, and the Soundtrack for Seven Samurai / Brooke McCorkle Okazaki ; Conan the Neoliberal? : The Sounds of Hypermasculine Entrepreneurship in Early Reaganite Film / James Deaville -- Action Scores : Evolving Musical Conventions. Underscoring Chased Heroes and Robbing Villains : Music of Immediacy in New Hollywood Action Thrillers of the late 1960s and 1970s / Michael Baumgartner ; John Williams's Action Music in the Twenty-First Century / Frank Lehman ; "There and Back Again" : Music and Generic Transformation in Peter Jackson's Hobbit Films / Stephen C. Meyer ; Star Trek as Action Film : Reimagining The Original Series' Soundscape / Paul Sommerfeld ; A Tale of Two Cinemas : Zashchitniki (Guardians, 2017) and Music for the New Russian Superhero Film / Joan Titus -- Scoring Action : The Kinesthetic Experience and Production. "Those Who Dance" : Popular Music, Audiovisual Editing, and Meaning across the Guardians of the Galaxy Franchise / Catrin Watts ; Toward a Musical Understanding of Cinematic Action : Two Experiments with Embodiment and Musical Vitality in Film Experience / Mark Durrand ; Sound-Induced Visual Illusion in Film / Sarah Louden ; "Humming the Foley, Singing the Sound" : Designing Sound with a Musical Perspective / Vanessa Theme Ament ; Music, Digital Audio, Labor : Notes on Audio and Music Production for the Contemporary Action Film / James Buhler."Music in Action Film is the first volume to address the central role of music and sound in action film - arguably the most dominant form of commercial cinema today. Bringing together fifteen essays by established and emerging scholars, the book encompasses both Hollywood blockbusters and international films, from classic works such as The Seven Samurai to contemporary superhero franchises. The contributors consider action both as genre and as a mode of cinematic expression, in chapters on evolving musical conventions; politics, representation, and identity; musical affect and agency; the functional role of music and sound design in action film; and production technologies. Breaking new critical ground yet highly accessible, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and film studies"--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.