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Published: 07 October 2021 (Estimated)

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780190932695

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The Presence of the Past

Temporal Experience and the New Hollywood Soundtrack

Daniel Bishop

Oxford Music / Media

  • Uses detailed readings of the soundtrack to explore overlooked aesthetic and philosophical dimensions of an era of cinema that is more frequently viewed through lenses of political ideology, auteur theory, and the aesthetics of modernism.
  • Deepens musicological engagement with the field of film philosophy and draws the thought of figures such as film theorist André Bazin and philosopher Gaston Bachelard into new dialogue with film music studies.
  • Explores how images of experience and actuality are also woven into (counter-)cultural contexts, film culture and reception.

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