We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick (Oxford Music / Media) (Paperback)

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We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick (Oxford Music / Media) (Paperback)

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Unique and often startling encounters between music and the moving image in the films of Stanley Kubrick are trademarks of his style; witness the powerful effects of Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" in 2001: A Space Odyssey and of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in A Clockwork Orange, each excerpt vetted by Kubrick himself. We'll Meet Again argues that, for Kubrick, music is neither post-production afterthought nor background nor incidental, but instead is core to films' effects and meanings. The book first identifies the building blocks in Kubrick's sonic world and illuminates the ways in which Kubrick uses them to support his characters and to define character relationships. It then delves into the effects of Kubrick's signature musical techniques, including the use of texture, form, and inscription to render and reinforce psychological ideas and spectator responses. Finally it presents case studies that show how the history of the music plays a vital and dynamic role for the
films. As a whole, the book locates Kubrick as a force in music reception history by examining the relationship between his musical choices and popular culture, and reveals the foundational role of music in his filmmaking.
Kate McQuiston is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Product Details ISBN: 9780199767663
ISBN-10: 0199767661
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Oxford Music / Media