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  1. Preliminary Reading 4 items
    1. Music in Film and Television - Julie Brown

      Chapter Essential

    2. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction - Kathryn Marie Kalinak 2010

      Book Essential

    3. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction - Kathryn Marie Kalinak 2010 (electronic book)

      Book Essential

  2. Session 1: Introduction: Concepts and Sources 9 items
    1. Set Reading 2 items
      1. Film-Music Theory - Guido Heldt 2016

        Chapter Essential

      2. Film-Music Theory - Guido Heldt 2016 (electronic resource)

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further Reading 7 items
      1. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen - Michel Chion, Claudia Gorbman 1994

        Book Further Chapter 1 (pp.3-24)

      2. Analysing Musical Multimedia - Nicholas Cook 1997

        Book Further Chapter 3 (pp.98-129).

      3. Film music: critical approaches - K. J. Donnelly 2001

        Book Further

  3. Session 2: Film music and narrative: debates 19 items
    1. Set Viewing 2 items
      Read Winters first, then watch this with his analysis in mind.
      1. Saving Private Ryan. - Steven Spielberg 2000

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Set Reading 2 items
      1. Film Music and Narrative Agency - Jerrold Levinson 1996

        Chapter Essential

    3. Further Reading 15 items
      1. Overtones and Undertones Reading Film Music - Royal S. Brown 1994

        Book Further Chapter 4 (pp.67-91).

      2. Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music - Royal S. Brown, American Council of Learned Societies 1994 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Chapter 4 (pp.67-91).

      3. The End of Diegesis as We Know It - Anahid Kassabian 2013

        Chapter Further

      4. The End of Diegesis as We Know It - Anahid Kassabian 2013 (electronic resource)

        Chapter Further

  4. Session 3: Minimalist aesthetics 21 items
    1. Essential Reading 1 item
    2. Essential Viewing 1 item
      1. Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance - Francis Ford Coppola 1939- 2003

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Extension Reading 14 items
      1. Analytical Model for the Study of Multimedia Compositions - Atkinson, Sean 2009

        Article Further Chapters 1 and 2, pp.1–29

      2. Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice - Robert Wallace Fink 2005

        Book Further Chapter 3: The Media Sublime, last section on Koyaanisqatsi

      3. Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice - Robert Fink 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Further Chapter 3: The Media Sublime, last section on Koyaanisqatsi

      4. Music and Levels of Narration in Film: Steps Across the Border - Guido Heldt 2013

        Book Further Chapter V part II, 217–227

      5. Music and Levels of Narration in Film: Steps Across the Border - Guido Heldt 2013

        Book Further Chapter V part II, 217–227

      6. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's the Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide - Vasco Hexel 2016

        Book Further Skip-read Chapter 4: Analysis of the Score to get an idea of the approach.

      7. Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's The Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide - Vasco Hexel 2016

        Book Further Skip-read Chapter 4: Analysis of the Score to get an idea of the approach.

      8. Chiming the Hours: A Philip Glass Soundtrack - Deborah Crisp, Roger Hillman 2010

        Article Further

      9. Minima Romantica - Susan McClary

        Chapter 

    4. Extension viewing 5 items
      1. The Dark Knight. - Christopher Nolan 2008

        Audio-visual document Further Read Hexel to support

      2. The Dark Knight (2008) 2016

        Audio-visual document Further Read Hexel to support

      3. The Truman Show - Peter Weir 2007

        Audio-visual document Further Read Heldt to support

      4. The Truman Show (1998) 2011

        Audio-visual document Further Read Heldt to support

      5. The Hours (2002) - Stephen Daldry 2014

        Audio-visual document Recommended Read McClary and Crisp/Hillman to support

  5. Session 4: Cinematic Listening 11 items
    1. Viewing 2 items
      1. Fantasia. - Walt Disney 1901-1966. 2014

        Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Fantasia (1940) 2013

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Set Reading 2 items
      1. Some Thoughts on Cinematic Listening - Davison, Annette C. 2015

        Article Essential

    3. Further Reading 7 items
      1. Analysing musical multimedia - Nicholas Cook 1997

        Book Further 174–214

      2. Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores - Peter Franklin 2011

        Book Further Chapter 4, Symphonic Narratives

      3. Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores - Peter Franklin 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Further Chapter 4, Symphonic Narratives

      4. Beautiful Monsters - Michael Long 2008

        Book Further Introduction

  6. Session 5: Film, Music, and Intertextuality 10 items
    1. Set Reading 2 items
      1. Reeled In: Pre-Existing Music in Narrative Film - Jonathan Godsall 2018

        Book Further Chapter 2: ‘Intention and Interpretation’, pp.52–91

    2. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Intertextuality - Graham Allen 2000

        Book Further

      2. Reeled In: Pre-Existing Music in Narrative Film - Jonathan Godsall 2018

        Book Further Further chapters of Godsall, Reeled In.

      3. Changing tunes: the use of pre-existing music in film - Phil Powrie, Robynn Jeananne Stilwell 2006

        Book Further

  7. Session 6 - Silent Film Sound 30 items
    1. Pre-class activities: 1 item
      (1) Look through at least some of the MARCH 1913 issues of Moving Picture World, which you can find online here. (It's the 4th journal on the list.)
    2. Set Viewing 2 items
      The Epic of Everest (J.B. Noel, 1924). Please watch the 90min film on the DVD/BluRay choosing the recreated original compiled orchestral score as soundtrack. (Feel free to watch only part of the film to sample the approach to music and its ‘reconstruction’! This is a ‘travelogue’ about the 1924 expedition to Mt Everest, and without doubt has its longeurs.) However, explore the DVD extras which are other ephemeral parts of the original musical programme: prelude and prologue material, lama music, etc. Two copies of DVD/BluRay are in library. You can access the original orchestral score and music extras ONLY from the DVD/BluRay, NOT if you stream the film from a provider, or watch it on BoB.
      1. The Epic of Everest 2016

        Audio-visual document Essential

    3. Set Reading 4 items
      1. Silent Film Sound - Rick Altman 2004

        Book Essential (a) Flick through as much of this as you have time for, to get a sense of the world of silent film sound. It is the only comprehensive history of the sounds of silent cinema available, but please note that it focuses specifically on the United States. (b) Read Part I: Methodology ('crisis historiography'), 5-23

    4. Further Reading 23 items
      1. The Sounds of Early Cinema - Richard Abel, Rick Altman, Domitor Conference 2001

        Book Further Any of this.

      2. The Sounds of the Silents in Britain - Julie Brown, Annette Davison 2013

        Book Further

      3. Selsior Dancing Films, 1912-1917 - Stephen Bottomore

        Chapter Further

      4. The Sound of Music in Vienna’s Cinemas, 1910–1930 - Claus Tieber, Anna K. Windisch

        Chapter Further

  8. Session 7: Trailers 14 items
    1. Viewing: 1 item
      1. Trailers as Set

    2. Extension Viewing: 2 items
      1. Beyoncé LEMONADE : CD/DVD Album

        Audio-visual document Further

      2. Baby Driver - Edgar Wright 2017

        Audio-visual document Further

    3. Focus reading: 1 item
    4. Extension Reading: 10 items
      1. Analysing musical multimedia - Nicholas Cook 1997

        Book Further Chapter 4.

      2. Music Video Transformed - Mathias Bonde Korsgaard

        Chapter Further

      3. Music Video Transformed - Mathias Bonde Korsgaard

        Chapter Further

      4. Sounds of Commerce: Marketing Popular Film Music - Jeff Smith 1998

        Book Further Chapters 4 and 8.

      5. Music Video’s Second Aesthetic? - Carol Vernallis

        Chapter Further

  9. Week 7: Reality and Fiction in Musician Biopics (JG) 19 items
    1. Set viewing: 1 item
      1. Whiplash - Damien Chazelle 2015

        Audio-visual document Essential The film is also on Netflix.

    2. Set reading: 2 items
      1. Fabulating Jazz - Frederick Garber

        Chapter Essential

      2. Fabulating Jazz - Frederick Garber

        Chapter Essential

    3. Criticism of Whiplash: 3 items
    4. Further viewing: 4 items
      1. Amadeus : Director's Cut - Peter Shaffer 2001

        Webpage Further

      2. Amadeus (1984) 2010

        Audio-visual document Further

      3. Three Colours: Blue - Krzysztof Kieslowski 2001

        Audio-visual document Further

      4. Miles Ahead - Don Cheadle 2016

        Audio-visual document Further

    5. Further Reading 9 items
      1. A History of Film Music - Mervyn Cooke 2008

        Book Further pp.212-25 on Jazz.

      2. Images of Jazz - Krin Gabbard

        Chapter Further

      3. Images of Jazz - Krin Gabbard

        Chapter Further

  10. Session 9: Sound Design and Mixing 17 items
    1. Essential viewing: 2 items
      1. Touch of Evil - Orson Welles 2008

        Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Touch of Evil (1958) 2002

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Focus readings: 2 items
      1. Soundscape: the School of Sound lectures, 1998-2001 - Larry Sider, Diane Freeman, Jerry Sider 2003

        Book Essential

    3. Essential reading: 3 items
    4. Extension reading: 8 items
      1. Audio-Vision and Sound - Michel Chion

        Chapter Further

      2. Functions of Dialogue Underscoring in American Feature Film - Helvering, David Allen 2005

        Article Further p.71–90 on scenes from Touch of Evil.

      3. The Music of Film Silence - Danijela Kulezic-Wilson 2009

        Article Further On The Matrix.

      4. Touch of Silence - Walter Murch

        Chapter Further

    5. Extension viewing: 2 items
      1. The Matrix - Andy Wachowski 1999

        Audio-visual document Further Read Evans to support

      2. The Matrix (1999) 2015

        Audio-visual document Further Read Evans to support

  11. Session 10: Screen music in concert 10 items
    1. Focus readings: 2 items
      1. Overruling a Romantic Prejudice: Forms and Formats of Film Music in Concert Programs - Emilio Audissino

        Chapter Further Open-access version of the book available here [scroll to the bottom for ‘Volltext (PDF)’ download]

    2. Essential viewing: 1 item
      1. Hans Zimmer: Live In Prague 2017

        Book Essential also available on Netflix

    3. Further Reading: 7 items
      1. Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination - William Cheng 2014

        Book Further Chapter 2: 'How Celes Sang', pp.57–92.

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