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‘A Great American Service’

Elizabeth Titrington Craft.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 10021 words.

This chapter looks at the musical biopic Yankee Doodle Dandy. George M. Cohan was still alive when the movie about his life was made and his influence is seen on how it depicts aspects of...

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‘A Humane, Practical, and Beautiful Solution’

Megan Woller.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 11185 words.

This chapter deals with sexuality in the much-maligned film adaptation of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon, the least popular of the team’s three 1960s film adaptations (My Fair Lady and null...

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Acting

Simon Williams.

in The Oxford Handbook of Opera

November 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 9367 words.

Acting and singing have often been considered incompatible activities, but most successful operatic performances depend in part on successful acting. Acting in opera is, however, different...

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American Rhapsody

Judith Zilczer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

August 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Musicology and Music History. 7592 words.

The opening decades of the twentieth century saw painters renounce mimetic representation for the formal rigors and spiritual transcendence of visual art divorced from reproduction of the...

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‘An Elegant Legacy?’

Danielle Birkett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 9652 words.

Different issues challenged the screen adaptation of Finian’s Rainbow, which was one of the most successful Broadway musicals of the 1940s but took more than twenty years to be released as...

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‘And I’ll Sing Once More’

Dominic McHugh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 7419 words.

This chapter outlines some of the key trends in the history of the screen musical adaptation. Noting how Hollywood initially seemed like an exciting prospect for some of the leading...

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Audiovisual Aesthetics in Contemporary Experimental Film

Gabriele Jutz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

August 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Musicology and Music History. 12925 words.

This chapter maps the territory of the contemporary audiovisual cinematic avant-garde, which arose at the very moment of celluloid’s passage from mass use to obsolescence. It presents films...

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Audiovisual Palimpsests

Julie Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 14307 words.

This chapterexamines questions about musical scores of silent films. It highlights the ephemeralityof exhibition practices for the silent film and describes the reconstruction and...

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Auteurship and Agency In Television Music

Ronald Rodman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 14931 words.

This chapteroffers a survey of literature and analytical approaches in the study of television music. It explains the distinction between composer-based,auteurist models and agency-oriented...

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The Avant-Garde in the Family Room: American Advertising and the Domestication of Electronic Music in the 1960s and 1970s

Timothy D. Taylor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies

December 2011; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Sound Studies; Musicology and Music History. 9701 words.

Today, the world is surrounded by electronic sounds of all kinds, which were not always so omnipresent or accepted. This article offers a history of the domestication of sounds that were...

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Between Generation and Suspension

Ruth HaCohen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Western Art

August 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Musicology and Music History. 11198 words.

The chapter discusses two modes of combining music and moving images that developed in modernism. The first mode, which the author terms generation, relates to a type of animated narrative...

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Brain-computer music interface

Anne Beetem Acker.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music and Media; Music; Music Therapy; Contemporary Music. 580 words.

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Technology that allows a person to control a music-related output with commands expressed by brain signals. The output signal can control physical and virtual...

Brigadoon and Its Transition to MGM Dance Musical

Susan Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 13527 words.

This chapter offers an analysis of Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse’s contribution to the MGM adaptation of Brigadoon. On the stage, this musical was designed for singers, but the film version...

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Carol Burnett and the Ends of Variety

Robynn J. Stilwell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 12112 words.

This chapter examines Hollywood’s great rival, television, in a study of how television adapted the Broadway musical. Rather than looking at conventional stage-to-small-screen adaptations,...

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Case Studies

Robynn J. Stilwell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 3295 words.

This chapterintroduces two case studies of film music. These are analyses of the musical scores for Cecil B. DeMille’sThe Ten Commandments and Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys. It suggests that...

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Classical Music, Virtual Bodies, Narrative Film

Lawrence Kramer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 6442 words.

This chapterexamines the connections between music, particularly classical music, and the representation of the human body in narrative films. It evaluates the validity of several relevant...

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Clausen, Alf Heiberg

Daniel Goldmark.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 349 words.

(b Minneapolis, MN, 28 March, 1941). Composer for television, conductor, arranger, and orchestrator. Clausen grew up in Jamestown, ND, where he took up French horn and piano, as well as...

Cole Porter’s List Songs on Stage and Screen

Cliff Eisen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

August 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 5225 words.

This chapter focuses on Cole Porter’s list songs on stage and screen. In his private life, Porter liked to make lists of things: the chapter uncovers a list made by Porter of things he...

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Colpix

Christopher Doll.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 253 words.

Record company. Formed in 1958 by Columbia Pictures, Colpix originally aimed to market soundtracks and spin-off recordings of Columbia’s movies and Screen Gems’ (another Columbia...

The Compilation Soundtrack from the 1960s to the Present

Julie Hubbert.

in The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History; Music and Media. 14322 words.

This chapterexamines the film soundtrack compilation from the 1960s to the present. It describes the music video compilation, the compilation by Tower Records, and the digital records of...

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