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Author Fleeger, Jennifer

Title Sounding American : Hollywood, opera, and jazz / Jennifer Fleeger
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (x, 220 pages) : illustrations
Series The Oxford music/media series
Oxford music/media series.
Contents Archiving America: sound technology and musical representation -- Opera cut short: from the castrato to the film fragment -- Selling jazz short: Hollywood and the fantasy of musical agency -- Opera and jazz in the score: toward a new spectatorship
Summary 'Sounding American' looks at the role played by 1920s musical shorts in crafting studio identity and establishing American film sound. It argues that the persistence of opera and jazz on the soundtrack during and after the conversion produces a fragmentary text and encourages an active spectator
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Motion pictures and opera.
Opera in motion pictures.
Jazz in motion pictures.
Musical films -- History and criticism.
Jazz in motion pictures
Motion pictures and opera
Musical films
Opera in motion pictures
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199366514