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- ISBN: 9780415281591 | 0415281598
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/21/2003
Bringing together material from the areas of documentary, fandom and animation,Movie Music, the Film Readercomprises important writings about film music. It is divided into four sections, each with an introduction by the editor.Essays in The Meanings of the Scorelooks at instrumental scores, their production and reception, and questions the onscreen power of the nineteenth century classical genre.The Place of the Songturns to popular music, asking how the pop score supports the film narrative.Formal Politics of Music on Filmconsiders the subversive power of film music, and inCrossing Over Into the Narrative, articles address the use of musicians within film narratives, from rockumentaries to pop-stars-as-movie-stars, such as Madonna inDesperately Seeking Susan.