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Epic Sound: Music in Postwar Hollywood Biblical Films

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Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating biblical and cinematic interpretation. In this way, the soundscapes of these films reflected the ideological and aesthetic tensions within the genre, and more generally, within postwar American society. By examining key biblical films, Meyer adeptly engages musicology with film studies to explore cinematic interpretations of the Bible during the 1940s through the 1960s.

Product Specifications

Author
Stephen C. Meyer
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Stephen C Meyer
EAN
9780253014511
EANList
  • 9780253014511
Feature
Epic Sound Music in Postwar Hollywood Biblical Films
ISBN
0253014514
ItemDimensions
  • 900 hundredths-inches
  • 600 hundredths-inches
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  • 75 hundredths-inches
Label
Indiana University Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Indiana University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
288
PackageDimensions
  • 70 hundredths-inches
  • 900 hundredths-inches
  • 90 Hundredths Pounds
  • 600 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2014-11-27
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Studio
Indiana University Press
Title
Epic Sound: Music in Postwar Hollywood Biblical Films
isbn-13-20
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