Estella Tincknell and Ian Conrich

in Film's Musical Moments

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780748623440
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651115 | DOI:

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This book is about musical performance on film, the use of music within film and film musicals: a triple focus that articulates the complex relationship that exists between music and the cinematic text. While the film musical has always been seen as the main vehicle for cinematic musical performance, it is by no means the only place where singing, dancing, jazz bands or even on-screen orchestras are featured. Indeed, the sheer range of musical performances or what we call ‘musical moments’ that have appeared throughout cinema history, together with the extraordinary procession of featured stars and performers is remarkable.

Keywords: musical performance; film; film musicals; music; musical moments; cinema; fan cultures; reception; love; desire

Chapter.  5805 words. 

Subjects: Film

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