In the Space of a Song: The Uses of Song in Film Richard Dyer

ISBN: 9780415223744

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In the Space of a Song: The Uses of Song in Film by Richard Dyer
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Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyers 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 whoMoreSongs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyers 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 cinemaIn the Space of a Song is ideal for both scholars and students of film studies.



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