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“I Am On Show”

Murray Pomerance

Murray Pomerance is an independent scholar living in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the "Techniques of the Moving Image" series and the Horizons of Cinema series, and co-editor, with Lester D. Friedman and Adrienne L. McLean respectively, of the Screen Decades and Star Decades series. Pomerance has written, edited and co-edited several books, including Cinema, If You Please (2018), Moment of Action (2016), Alfred Hitchcock's America (2013), The Horse who Drank the Sky: Film Experience beyond Narrative and Theory (2008), and two BFI Classics on Marnie (2014) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virtuoso : Film Performance and the Actor’s Magic

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...An awkwardly stimulating, possibly embarrassing moment, at some distance from virtuosity: Fred Astaire (l.), Nanette Fabray, and Jack Buchanan singing “That’s Entertainment!” in The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, MGM, 1953). Digital frame...

Fantasy, Authorship and Genre

James Walters

Tom Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at King's College London, UK. He is co-editor, with James Bennett, of Film and Television After DVD (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

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...Who Made What In Chapter 1 I suggested that a series of creative decisions taken by Fritz Lang in the concluding moments of You Only Live Once effectively transform both the tone and narrative possibilities of the film, giving rise...

Soundtracks without Films

K. J. Donnelly

Kevin Donnelly is Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks (Bloomsbury, 2015), Occult Aesthetics: Sound and Image Synchronization (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (British Film Institute, 2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (British Film Institute, 2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001), co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012) and co-editor (with Will Gibbons and Neil Lerner) of Music in Video Games: Studying Play (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Spectre of Sound : Music in Film and Television

BFI Publishing, 2005

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...While films and film music have become an increasingly significant influence on pop music, pop music has exerted a steadily increasing influence on film music. We can now go to record shops and buy pop music CDs without visiting a ‘pop...

Loose Ends and Last Words

K. J. Donnelly

Kevin Donnelly is Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks (Bloomsbury, 2015), Occult Aesthetics: Sound and Image Synchronization (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (British Film Institute, 2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (British Film Institute, 2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001), co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012) and co-editor (with Will Gibbons and Neil Lerner) of Music in Video Games: Studying Play (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Spectre of Sound : Music in Film and Television

BFI Publishing, 2005

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...This sounds remarkably like a description of film music, and adumbrates a magical sound space that predated cinema. Music’s aural bath of affect and essentially emotional character make it a potent aspect of film and television...

Music on Television 1: Music for Television Drama

K. J. Donnelly

Kevin Donnelly is Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Magical Musical Tour: Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks (Bloomsbury, 2015), Occult Aesthetics: Sound and Image Synchronization (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (British Film Institute, 2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (British Film Institute, 2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001), co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012) and co-editor (with Will Gibbons and Neil Lerner) of Music in Video Games: Studying Play (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Spectre of Sound : Music in Film and Television

BFI Publishing, 2005

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...It is all too easy to take television for granted. For many, it is just a box that sits in the corner of the room that we switch on and off as we please. But, of course, it is so much more than that. It has become one of the most defining...

The Caves of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 1950s French Cinema

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...In the aftermath of World War Two, Saint-Germain-des-Prés was the Parisian neighbourhood that probably best represented modernity. An ebullient intellectual and artistic life fuelled by various feats and legends soon made it famous...

Musical Address: Expansion, Confinement and Kinaesthetic Contagion

Samantha Colling

Samantha Colling is Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In the previous chapter I explored how the spectacle of the body in sports performances invites particular kinaesthetic pleasures. The musical numbers in girl teen films rely on similar pleasures that bring the body in action...

From Homosocial to Heterosexual: The Musical’s two Projects

Rick Altman

Rick Altman is a professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, USA. His many books include ‘Film/Genre’ (BFI 1999) and ‘Silent Film Sound’ (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sound of Musicals

British Film Institute, 2010

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...This article takes a fresh look at the beginnings of Hollywood musicals. I argue that existing treatments of the musical are so attendant to endings and to synchronic analysis that the beginnings of musicals have been lost in the shuffle...

When Are We Now? Walls and Memory in David Bowie’s Berlins

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...On his sixty-sixth birthday, following ten years without a release, David Bowie re-emerged with a new song and music video, ‘Where Are We Now?’ (The Next Day, 2013), which appeared in cyberspace unannounced and without fanfare. Within...

When the Golden Kids Met the Bright Young Men and Women

Popular Music and the Moving Image in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Communist culture industry There is a song from the Czechoslovak dissident community, originally broadcast in English over Radio Free Europe during the 1980s, that lists an array of privileges, consumer goods and creature comforts only...