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Popular Music and the New Auteur: Visionary Filmmakers after MTV

Arved Ashby


Music videos widened the creative vocabulary of filmmaking, starting with the launch of MTV in 1981, and continuing through the expansion of cable TV and the proliferation of the PC and of digital video. Writers have pointed to the music video's influence in increasing speed of event, as well as deflection away from Aristotelian understandings of narrative, characterization, and storytelling toward a concentration on situation, feeling, mood, and new approaches to time and the passage of time. Just as important is the music video's introduction of different performative sensibilities. Popular ... More

Keywords: music video, mtv, popular music, auteurism, martin scorsese, sofia coppola, david lynch, wong kar-wai, coen brothers, quentin tarantino, wes anderson

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199827336
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827336.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arved Ashby, editor
The Ohio State University

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Arved Ashby

Part One Music and Cinematic Time

Part Two Music and the Image

Chapter 4 Songs of Delusion

Giorgio Biancorosso

Part Three Music as Instrument of Irony and Authenticity

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