Springsteen as soundtrack : the sound of the Boss in film and television /

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Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,, United States, p.x, 232 pages : (2020)

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(OCoLC)fst01027201, fast, History and criticism., Motion picture music, Motion picture music.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Baby It's You -- Mask -- In Country -- Philadelphia -- Dead Man Walking -- No Looking Back -- The Sopranos -- High Fidelity -- Prozac Nation -- Reign Over Me -- The Wrestler -- Show Me a Hero -- American Honey.""A catalog nearly fifty years in the making, Bruce Springsteen's music remains popular and a frequent subject of study yet little critical attention has been given to its inclusion in film and television. This book examines a selection of films and TV shows from the 1980s to the present-including Mask, High Fidelity, The Sopranos and The Wrestler-that feature Springsteen's music on the soundtrack. Relating his thematic preoccupations with religion, the Vietnam War, the promise of the open road, economic disparity and blue-collar malaise, his songs color narrative and articulate the inner lives of characters. This book explores the many on-screen contexts of Springsteen's work from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. to Springsteen on Broadway."-Provided by publisher"--