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British Film Music

Musical Traditions in British Cinema, 1930s–1950s

  • Paul Mazey
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Audio-Visual Culture book series (PSAVC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul Mazey
    Pages 1-10
  3. Paul Mazey
    Pages 83-113
  4. Paul Mazey
    Pages 149-188
  5. Paul Mazey
    Pages 189-196
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-213

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a fresh approach to British film music by tracing the influence of Britain’s musical heritage on the film scores of this era. From the celebration of landscape and community encompassed by pastoral music and folk song, and the connection of both with the English Musical Renaissance, to the mystical strains of choral sonorities and the stirring effects of the march, this study explores the significance of music in British film culture. With detailed analyses of the work of such key filmmakers as Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Laurence Olivier and Carol Reed, and composers including Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Brian Easdale, this systematic and in-depth study explores the connotations these musical styles impart to the films and considers how each marks them with a particularly British inflection. 

Keywords

British Cinema Film Music British Music Art Music Musical Styles

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Mazey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Film and TelevisionUniversity of BristolBristolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33550-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33549-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33550-2
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