Music, Sound and the Moving Image

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring

Editorial
As the closing music of Volume 5 of MSMI fades out and the theme tune to Volume 6 starts up you may notice some new names in the title credits. After five years Anahid Kassabian has stepped down as co-editor, and joining me are Helen Hanson and Jay Beck,...
Inside/Outside the Klein Bottle: Music in Narrative Film, Intrusive and Integral
The figure represented on the previous page, that of a Klein bottle,1 will form part of this paper's attempt to identify and distinguish between functions performed by music in narrative film. One of the aims of the present argument is to circumvent...
Musical Wallpaper? towards an Appreciation of Non-Narrating Music in Film
Film music studies has a history stretching back beyond the mid 1980s, but talk about its rebirth - occasioned by the appearance of Gorbman's landmark study, Unheard Melodies (1987) - is perhaps not far offthe mark. It is a rebirth, moreover, that is...
Music and Narrative: An Introduction
This special issue has its origins in a paper session at the 6th Biennial International Conference on Music since 1900, at Keele University in July 2009. One of the conference's sub-themes was 'Music and Narrative' and co-organiser Nicholas Reyland convened...
Outing the Score: Music, Narrative, and Collaborative Process in Little Ashes
As part of his essay 'Film Music and Narrative Agency' Jerrold Levinson argued that the narrative function of nondiegetic music is principally to enable that which 'would not otherwise be true, or not to the same degree or with the same definiteness'...
Spaces, Gaps, and Levels: From the Diegetic to the Aesthetic in Film Theory
In Jean-Luc Godard's Band of Outsiders (Bande à part, 1964) - one in a remarkable series of ground-breaking films in the French director's 1960s corpus - the three principal characters sit in a Parisian café and attempt to remain silent for one minute....
The Beginnings of a Beautiful Friendship? Music Narratology and Screen Music Studies
One of the most famous lines of dialogue in cinema, 'Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship', was a last-minute addition to Casablanca, dubbed in by Humphrey Bogart after shooting had wrapped. Intensive screen music studies have...
'... There's No Music Playing, and It's Not Snowing': Songs and Self-Reflexivity in Curtisland
Solid Gold Shit, MaestroIn a mixed bunch of reviews (with a Tomatometer reading of 63% on www.rottentomatoes.com), the one thing almost all critics agreed on about Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003) was thatBill Nighy, playing a superannuated rocker...
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