Five Illustrations of Film/Music Analysis

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture book series (PSAVC)

Abstract

In this set of five case studies can be found: (1) an examination and criticism of Robynn Stilwell’s ‘Fantastical Gap’ as applied to Laura, The Witches of Eastwick, and The Sea Hawk; (2) a discussion of Chion’s ‘anempathetic effect’ in Hangover Square and A Clockwork Orange; (3) a look into how songs and lyrics operate in films, with examples from Breaking Bad and Casablanca; (4) an analysis of how music combines with the other cinematic elements in the opening-title sequences to set the tone for the narrative and prefigure future developments, with examples from classical Hollywood films and a more extended analysis of the opening sequence of The Hateful Eight; and (5) a study of the macro-emotive function of the music in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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