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Published: 29 May 2014

240 Pages | 14 halftones


ISBN: 9780199366491

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Sounding American

Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz

Jennifer Fleeger

Oxford Music / Media

  • Focuses on little-studied short films
  • Incorporates new sources, including archival materials, contracts, and screenplays
  • Argues that opera and jazz contributed equally to the development of the modern film score
  • Analyzes film scores as fragments designed for individual scenes rather than unified bodies of work