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Seeing Through Music – Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores

Peter Franklin


Critical theorists have noted a regressive discourse of gender running through much modernist cultural commentary; they have highlighted ways in which its value-laden language is often attached to discussion of entertainment film, as a powerful branch of mass culture. It has similarly attached itself to film music, as a supposedly overemotional and manipulative remnant of European late romanticism. The purpose of this book is to interrogate some of the implications of the opposition between film music and serious “classical music,” drawing the former into closer historical alignment with the l ... More

Keywords: film music, classical music, gender, modernism, late romanticism, Hollywood

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195383454
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383454.001.0001


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Peter Franklin, author
University of Oxford
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