Journals Higher Education



01 November 2013

256 Pages | 28 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199842216

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Saying It With Songs

Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema

Katherine Spring

Oxford Music / Media

  • Offers a comprehensive history of a groundbreaking period of Hollywood film music
  • Is one of the first detailed studies of the origins of media convergence
  • Presents close analyses of Hollywood's earliest sound films from a range of genres
  • Draws on rarely seen archival materials that reflect the practices of Hollywood film music during the coming of sound
  • Is written in language accessible to scholars of Film Studies and Musicology