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Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Frank Lehman

Abstract

Film music represents one of the few remaining underexplored frontiers for the field of music theory. Discovering its inner workings from a theoretical perspective is imperative if we wish to understand its tremendous effects on the ears (and eyes) of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Hollywood Harmony applies for the first time the tools of contemporary music theory and analysis to this corpus in a thorough and systematic way. In order to help readers appreciate how film music works, this study enlists a number critical apparatuses, ranging from abstract theoretical description to psy ... More

Keywords: film music, film music studies, musicology, music theory, music analysis, neo-Riemannian theory, music aesthetics, music psychology, Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190606398
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190606398.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Lehman, author
Tufts University