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Global Soundtracks

Worlds of Film Music

Edited by Mark Slobin
The first volume focusing on film music as a worldwide phenomenon

This stimulating collection of essays analyzes the music of films ranging from mainstream and subcultural American films through case studies of those from China, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Latin American, and the Caribbean, and includes a variety of key films, periods, and studio practices. The focus of the essays is the social and cultural meanings of film music, not just composers' careers and the musical support of storyline and psychology that are the center of most film music studies. Global Soundtracks is the first anthology to suggest methods for understanding how the conventions of standard film music became localized and expanded around the world in many different periods and cinema systems, and to suggest comparative approaches of analysis.

Contributors include: ABDALLA UBA ADAMU, B. BALASUBRAHMANIYAN, BRENDA BERRIAN, GREG BOOTH, ERIC A. GALM, JOSEPH GETTER, MARILYN MILLER, MARTIN STOKES, SUMARSAM, and SUE M.C. TUOHY.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.

About the Author

MARK SLOBIN is a professor of music at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World (2000) and Subcultural Sounds: Micromusics of the West (1993, 2000).

Reviews

"The essays in Global Soundtracks are without exception rewarding for their grounded knowledge of the musical traditions, historical context, cultural complexities and political and economic forces within and among world film industries. This collection would also serve as an excellent background to the close analysis that scholars and students in the fields of cinema and popular music studies might pursue."—Helen O'Shea, Popular Music

"The essays in Global Soundtracks are without exception rewarding for their grounded knowledge of the musical traditions, historical context, cultural complexities and political and economic forces within and among world film industries. This collection would also serve as an excellent background to the close analysis that scholars and students in the fields of cinema and popular music studies might pursue."—Helen O'Shea, Popular Music

"Providing a broad survey of film music practices around the world, by emphasizing the cultural, historical and creative specificities of musical practices in varied cinema contexts, Global Soundtracks makes for a much required intervention into the broader rubric of studying world cinema."—Aparna Sharma, Film-Philosophy

Endorsements

"Global Soundtracks provides a wide range of interesting and scholarly material. It is a welcome addition to a growing body of scholarship focused on traditionally marginalized and less well-known cinemas."—Wendy Everett, reader, University of Bath

"We are in good hands with Slobin and his collaborators. Readers will delight in the journey of Global Soundtracks, which gives sound insights into scores ranging from Angelitos negros to Donald Duck.""—Caryl Flinn, author of Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman

"Global Soundtracks provides a wide range of interesting and scholarly material. It is a welcome addition to a growing body of scholarship focused on traditionally marginalized and less well-known cinemas."—Wendy Everett, reader, University of Bath
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