Kassabian, Anahid. Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music. New York: Routledge, Roberston. Read “Hearing Film Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music” by Anahid Kassabian with Rakuten Kobo. Music is central to any film. While Anahid Kassabian also largely draws on Hollywood films for her case studies, her Hearing Film book is refreshing in dealing with films of.

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A History of Film Music.

The editors, as teachers interested in film and popular music, set out to compile a reader for graduate and undergraduate students, a collection of essays that would not only attract film or popular music students and scholars hearinv would be accessible to the larger community.

The second, seemingly contradictory stream, again centers fim the narrative and its relations with score, but is certainly more nuanced in its approaches. Queerness in Iassabian Music. Nevertheless, Gushee makes clear their importance in jazz history. Michelle Macklem marked it as to-read Apr 04, 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 other cinematic elements.

And finally, in “Opening Scores,” she considers how films such as Dangerous Minds, The Substitute, Mississippi Masala and Corrina, Corrina bring together several different entry points of identification through their scores.

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Alessio Ilardi is currently reading it Sep 03, It is also relatively rare to find film music books that seriously explore scores that rely to a large extent on popular music tracks. Other editions – View all Hearing Film: In their own terms, they have clearly succeeded.


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. Kassabian tackles a methodological deaf spot in dilm discussion of semioticians like Philip Tagg and Robert Clarida in their reception studies examinations of audience responses to musical items 3. I fully recommend the book to all interested in an important link in the history of jazz.

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Published January 11th by Routledge first published December 5th One of these items ships sooner than the other. Reviews The hexring are cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural, international, and range in focus from the in-depth case study to work that is broadly theoretical.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Such an argument assumes a high-culture model of concert music and spectatorship that entirely omits music pro- duced as a function of dance the dominant global model. The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature.

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Still his argument lacks nuance in terms of history and reception.

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Drum Lessons hearinv Beginners. Natasha marked it as to-read Sep 16, Turning her attention from the traditional, male, European realm of classical Hollywood composers to the contemporary, female, American sphere of music supervisors and compiled scores, Kassabian brilliantly shows how contemporary film music anchors a gendered identification process. Write a customer review. Jeff Lee rated it really liked it Oct 26, How to write a great review. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


After outlining the history of film scoring and discussing some basic techniques, Kassabian focuses on contemporary film sound tracks and the issues that they raise. Contemporary Black American Cinema. Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity.

Gestures of Music Theater. Sounding Like a No-No. In these kasswbian 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 of writing film and film music.

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Also includes eleven musical examples. A book that dares much, after all, is apt at points to issue clarion-like conclusions where the evidence allows only for honest surmise. Lists with This Book. Along the way, we get an interesting view of America in the s. Top Reviews Kasxabian recent Top Reviews. Hearing Film allows for a radicalization of the scholarly film music vocabulary. Film Genre Reader IV.

Hearing Film is a useful volume. 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.