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Dorothy Miell, Raymond MacDonald, and David J. Hargreaves

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198529361

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.001.0001

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The role of music communication in cinema

The role of music communication in cinema

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(p.383) Chapter 18 The role of music communication in cinema
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Musical Communication
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Scott D. Lipscomb

David E. Tolchinsky

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529361.003.0018

This chapter explores musical communication in a cinematic context. It presents empirical and theoretical models of film music perception and the role of music in film. It illustrates some of the ways in which a film's soundtrack can not only contribute towards but also expand upon the meaning of a film's narrative, and on what it communicates to the audience.

Keywords:   musical communication, film music, soundtracks, atmosphere, customer activity

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