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Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Frank Lehman


Film music represents one of the few remaining underexplored frontiers for the field of music theory. Discovering its inner workings from a theoretical perspective is imperative if we wish to understand its tremendous effects on the ears (and eyes) of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Hollywood Harmony applies for the first time the tools of contemporary music theory and analysis to this corpus in a thorough and systematic way. In order to help readers appreciate how film music works, this study enlists a number critical apparatuses, ranging from abstract theoretical description to psy ... More

Keywords: film music, film music studies, musicology, music theory, music analysis, neo-Riemannian theory, music aesthetics, music psychology, Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190606398
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190606398.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Lehman, author
Tufts University