Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks by Kevin J. DonnellyMagical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks by Kevin J. Donnelly

Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks

byKevin J. Donnelly

Hardcover | October 22, 2015

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Winner of the Southwest Popular and American Culture Association's 2016 Peter C. Rollins Book Award in the category of Film/Television The popular music industry has become completely interlinked with the film industry. The majority of mainstream films come with ready-attached songs that may or may not appear in the film but nevertheless will be used for publicity purposes and appear on a soundtrack album. In many cases, popular music in films has made for some of the most striking moments in films and the most dramatic aesthetic action in cinema, like Ben relaxing in the pool to Simon and Garfunkel's 'The Sound of Silence' in The Graduate (1967), and the potter's wheel sequence with the Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' in Ghost (1990). Yet, to date, there have only been patchy attempts to deal with popular music's relationship with film. Indeed, it is startling that there is so little written on subject that is so popular as a consumer item and thus has a significant cultural profile. Magical Musical Tour is the first sustained and focused survey to engage the intersection of the two on both an aesthetic and industrial level. The chapters are historically-inspired reviews, discussing many films and musicians, while others will be more concentrated and detailed case studies of single films. Including an accompanying website and a timeline giving a useful snapshot around which readers can orient the book, Kevin Donnelly explores the history of the intimate bond between film and music, from the upheaval that rock'n'roll caused in the mid-1950s to the more technical aspects regarding 'tracking' and 'scoring'.
K.J.Donnelly is a Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor (with Phi...
Title:Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film SoundtracksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 22, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1628921285

ISBN - 13:9781628921281

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction: Rock Aesthetics and their Relation to Film Aesthetics Chapter 2 - The Beatles and the Beat Boom: Exploitation Cinema Chapter 3 - The Psychedelic Screen Chapter 4 - Obscured by Pink Floyd Chapter 5 - Progressive Rock and Visualized Live Albums Chapter 6 - Blaxploitation: Singing Across 110th Street Chapter 7 - Bowie Falling to Earth: The Failed Film Soundtrack Chapter 8 - Cohabitation: Elfman and Prince's Batman Chapter 9 - New Careers: Rock Musicians Become Film Composers Chapter 10 - Golden Years: 90s Hip Song Compilation Films Chapter 11 - Copyright and Musical Censorship: Gangsta Rap and Bad Lieutenant Chapter 12 - New Music for Old Movies Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

Magical Musical Tour gives readers not only the best seat in the house but the best beat too, focusing on the extensive growth of rock and pop in film soundtracks ... [This] in-depth book should appeal to anyone with an interest in cinema music.