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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

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

Scott D. Lipscomb

David E. Tolchinsky

Oxford University Press

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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