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Author Joe, Jeongwon.

Title Opera as soundtrack / Jeongwon Joe
Published Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Series Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera
Ashgate interdisciplinary studies in opera.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Tracing Opera as Soundtrack; 1 Opera as Geno-Song; 2 Opera in Cinematic Death; 3 Opera in Woody Allen's Match Point; 4 Is Cinema's Anxiety Opera's Envy?; 5 Film Divas: The Problem and the Power of the Singing Women; 6 Behind the Discourse on the Opera-Cinema Encounter: Film Music Criticism and the "Great Divide" between Modernism and Postmodernism; Epilogue: An Ethnographic Postscript; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Jeongwon Joe examines the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, and what elements set opera apart from other types of soundtrack music, such as jazz or symphony. The author explores why opera tends to accompany poignant, pivotal scenes; she argues that when soundtracks employ opera excerpts, the pieces tend to appear at critical moments in the film, and are usually associated with the protagonists. The book focusses on the post-1970s, a period distinguished by an increase of opera excerpts on blockbuster film soundtracks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Opera in motion pictures.
Motion pictures and opera.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Musicals, Film & TV.
Motion pictures and opera
Opera in motion pictures
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781472411310