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Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music

Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music

  • Author: Knight, Arthur
  • Author: Wojcik, Pamela



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  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Overture / Arthur Knight and Pamela Robertson Wojcik
  • I. Popular vs. "Serious"
  • Cinema and Popular Song: The Lost Tradition / Rick Altman
  • Surreal Symphonies: "L'Age d'or and the Discreet Charms of Classical Music / Priscilla Barlow
  • "The Future's Not Ours to See": Song, Singer, and Labryinth in Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much / Murray Pomerance
  • "You Think They Call Us Plastic Now . . . ": The Monkees and Head / Paul B. Ramaeker
  • II. Singing Stars
  • Real Men Don't Sing Ballads: The Radio Crooner in Hollywood, 1929-1933 / Allison McCracken
  • Flower of the Asphalt: The Chanteuse Realiste in 1930s French Cinema / Kelley Conway
  • The Embodied Voice: Song Sequences and Stardom in Popular Hindi Cinema / Neepa Majumdar
  • III. Music as Ethnic Marker
  • Music as Ethnic Marker in Film: The "Jewish" Case / Andrew P. Killick
  • Sounding the American Heart: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Contemporary American Film / Barbara Ching
  • Crossing Musical Borders: The Soundtrack for Touch of Evil / Jill Leeper
  • Documented/Documentary Asians: Gurinder Chadha's I'm British But . . . and the Musical Mediation of Sonic and Visual Identities / Nabeel Zuberi
  • IV. African American Identities
  • Class Swings: Music, Race, and Social Mobility in Broken Strings / Adam Knee
  • Borrowing Black Masculinity: The Role of Johnny Hartman in The Bridges of Madison County / Krin Gabbard
  • V. Case Study: Porgy and Bess
  • It Ain't Necessarily So That It Ain't Necessarily So: African American Recordings of Porgy and Bess as Film and Cultural Criticism / Arthur Knight
  • "Hollywood Has Taken On a New Color": The Yiddish Blackface of Samuel Goldwyn's Porgy and Bess / Jonathan Gill
  • VI. Contemporary Compilations
  • Picturizing American Cinema: Hindi Film Songs and the Last Days of Genre / Corey K. Creekmur
  • Popular Songs and Comic Allusion in Contemporary Cinema / Jeff Smith
  • VII. Gender and Technology
  • The Girl and the Phonograph; or the Vamp and the Machine Revisited / Pamela Robertson Wojcik
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index