The Musicality of Narrative Film

  • Danijela Kulezic-Wilson

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Topography of Film Musicality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
      Pages 3-17
    3. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
      Pages 18-33
  3. Comparative Analysis of Music and Film

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
      Pages 37-51
    3. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
      Pages 52-72
    4. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
      Pages 73-92
    5. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
      Pages 93-113
  4. Case Studies

  5. Conclusion

    1. Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
      Pages 179-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 186-218

About this book


The Musicality of Narrative Film is the first book to examine in depth the film/music analogy. Using comparative analysis, Kulezic-Wilson explores film's musical potential, arguing that film's musicality can be achieved through various cinematic devices, with or without music.


Film musicality flow film rhythm film time film movement film music film/music analogy comparative analysis metaphor musicalized sound design Aronofsky Jarmusch Joe Wright analogy bibliography cinema comparative composing film model music nature time

Authors and affiliations

  • Danijela Kulezic-Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.University College CorkIreland

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