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by Richard Dyer

Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Author: Richard Dyer
ISBN: 0415223741
ISBN13: 978-0415223744
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (November 30, 2011)
Pages: 224
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Dyer investigates commonplace ideas about the use of songs in film and shows how these are enacted in the .

Dyer investigates commonplace ideas about the use of songs in film and shows how these are enacted in the detail of a particular sequence, of a single movie, across a genre or over a performer’s career. He demonstrates expertly that the coupling of song and film narrative also involves choreography in relationships of race, gender and sexuality. What a pleasure to find Richard Dyer returning to the musical! In the Space of a Song combines reprints of some older pieces with several substantive new ones in a collection of insightful essays about the double function of song and singing in the musical.

Songs take up space and time in films

Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyer's In the Space of a Song takes off from this perception, arguing that the way songs take up space indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature of the feelings they present, and who is allowed to present feelings how, when and where. In the Space of a Song explores this perception through a range of examples, from Songs take up space and time in films

Songs take up space and time in films

Songs take up space and time in films. In the Space of a Song explores this perception through a range of examples, from classic MGM musicals to blaxploitation cinema, with the career of Lena Horne providing a turning point in the cultural dynamics of the feeling. Chapters include: The perfection of Meet Me in St. Louis

Songs take up space and time in films. Dyer investigates commonplace ideas about the use of songs in film and shows how these are enacted in the detail of a particular sequence, of a single movie, across a genre or over a performer’s career

Songs take up space and time in films. Dyer investigates commonplace ideas about the use of songs in film and shows how these are enacted in the detail of a particular sequence, of a single movie, across a genre or over a performer’s career.

Book, Online - Google Books. Dyer, Richard, 1945-. London : Routledge, 2012 ix, 202 p. : il. ports. 5. The space of happiness in the musical. 6. Singing prettily : Lena Horne in Hollywood. 7. Is Car wash a musical? 8. Music and presence in blaxploitation cinema. 2. The perfection of Meet me in St. Louis. 3. A star is born and the construction of authenticity. Includes bibliographical references (p. -192) and index. Musical films - History and criticism. Motion picture music - History and criticism. Louis

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Songs take up space and time in films. The Uses of Song in Film.

Russian Popular Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries (R83114). Section: A) General reading in Popular Music Studies Previous: Sound Tracks: Popular Music, Identity and Place.

Richard Dyer (born 1945) is an English academic who held a professorship in the Department of Film Studies at. .

Richard Dyer (born 1945) is an English academic who held a professorship in the Department of Film Studies at King's College London Throughout his career he has also been commissioned by the British Film Institute to write film analyses, some of which include Seven (1999) and Brief Encounter (1993). Thus Dyer is recognised as both an academic and film critic. Public intellectual life.

Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyer's In the Space of a Song takes off from this perception, arguing that the way songs take up space indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature of the feelings they present, and who is allowed to present feelings how, when and where. In the Space of a Song explores this perception through a range of examples, from classic MGM musicals to blaxploitation cinema, with the career of Lena Horne providing a turning point in the cultural dynamics of the feeling.

Chapters include:

The perfection of Meet Me in St. Louis A Star Is Born and the construction of authenticity ‘I seem to find the happiness I seek’: Heterosexuality and dance in the musical The space of happiness in the musical Singing prettily: Lena Horne in Hollywood Is Car Wash a musical? Music and presence in blaxploitation cinema

In the Space of a Song is ideal for both scholars and students of film studies.

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