Music and Levels of Narration in Film: Steps Across the Border (Paperback)Guido Heldt (author)
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 29/10/2013
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This is the first book-length study of the narratology of film music. It brings together work on film music theory and analysis and the literature of narratology and film narratology. It proposes a narratological toolkit for the description and analysis of music in film. It is an indispensable resource for anyone researching or studying film music or film narratology. The first book-length study of film music narratology, "Music and Levels of Narration in Film" brings together the so-far piecemeal scholarly contributions on the subject. Extending the discussion beyond the current fixation on the diegetic/non-diegetic distinction (music that is or is not understood as part of the story world of a film), Heldt systematically discusses music on different levels of narration: from the extra-fictional to 'focalizations' of subjectivity, and music's movement between them. Heldt proposes a toolkit of narratological concepts for understanding film music and introduces the reader to the less widely known French and German language literature on the subject. Including a study of genres and of the narrative strategies of music in individual films, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone researching or studying film music or film narratology.
Publisher: Intellect Books
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 230 x 170 x 25 mm
"The first book-length study of musical narrativity, Heldt's Music and Levelsof Narration in Film: Steps Across the Border is an essential resource for one interested in the relationship between music and film. Written for scholars with a background in film music and film narratology, Heldt's study unifies and expands upon current work in the field and is a welcome and necessary addition to the literature."
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