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  1. Key Bibliography 8 items
    1. Silent Film Sound - Rick Altman 2004

      Book Essential

    2. The American Film Musical - Rick Altman 1987

      Book Essential

    3. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen - Michel Chion, Claudia Gorbman 1994

      Book Essential

    4. Analysing Musical Multimedia - Nicholas Cook 1997

      Book Essential

    5. Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music - Claudia Gorbman 1987

      Book Essential

    6. European Film Music - Miguel Mera, David Burnand 2006

      Book Essential

    7. Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-Existing Music in Film - Phil Powrie, Robynn Jeananne Stilwell 2006

      Book Essential

  2. Preliminary reading 4 items
    Before the start of the course, you are encouraged to read the following
    1. Music in Film and Television - Julie Brown 2009

      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

  3. Session 1: Introduction and key concepts 13 items
    1. Further reading 13 items
      1. Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music - Royal S. Brown 1994

        Book Further Read chapter 4 (pp.67-91).

      2. Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music - Royal S. Brown 1994

        Book Further Read chapter 4 (pp.67-91).

      3. Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History - James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer 2010

        Book Further Read Introduction to Part 1 & Chapter 1 (pp. 1-33).

      4. Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen - Michel Chion, Claudia Gorbman 1994

        Book Further Read chapter 1 (pp.3-24).

      5. Film Music: Critical Approaches - K. J. Donnelly 2001

        Book Further Read ‘Analytical and Interpretive Approaches to Film Music (I): Analysing the Music’, pp.16-38 and ‘Analytical and Interpretive Approaches to Film Music (II): Analysing Interactions of Music and Film’, pp.39-61.

      6. Film-Music Theory - Guido Heldt

        Chapter Further

      7. Film-Music Theory - Guido Heldt

        Chapter Further Guido Heldt, ‘Film-Music Theory’, pp 97-113.

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

        Book Further Read chapter 2, pp.17-134.

      9. The Fantastical Gap between Diegetic and Nondiegetic - Robynn J. Stilwell

        Chapter Further Read: Robynn J. Stilwell, ‘The Fantastical Gap between Diegetic and Nondiegetic’, pp. 184-200.

      10. The Fantastical Gap Between Diegetic and Nondiegetic - Robynn J. Stilwell

        Chapter Further Read: Robynn J. Stilwell, ‘The Fantastical Gap between Diegetic and Nondiegetic’, pp. 184-200.

  4. Session 2: The Sounds of Silent Cinema 13 items
    1. Key reading 2 items
      1. A History of Film Music - Mervyn Cooke 2008

        Book Essential Read Chapter 1, and pp. 347-53.

      2. Silent Film Sound - Rick Altman 2004

        Book Essential Read chapters 13 and 18.

    2. Viewing 2 items
      1. Metropolis - Fritz Lang, Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm 2010

        Audio-visual document Recommended Must watch: 2010 restoration, issued by Kino. Also available to stream from Box of Broadcasts below.

      2. Metropolis 1927

        Audio-visual document Recommended

    3. Further reading 9 items
      1. Overture - Julie Brown, Annette Davison

        Chapter Further

      2. Overture - Julie Brown, Annette Davison

        Chapter Further

      3. Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History - James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer 2010

        Book Further Read chapter 10.

      4. Sounds for the Silents: Photoplay Music From the Days of Early Cinema - J. B. Lampe, J. S. Zamecnik, Joseph Carl Breil, Walter C. Simon 2013

        Book Further

      5. Playing the Pictures - Clyde Martin 1819

        Article Further

      6. Jackass Music - Louise Reeves Harrison 1911

        Article Further

      7. The Toning Method - Ernst J. Luz 1912

        Article Further

  5. Session 3: From Silent to Sound Film 14 items
    1. Set reading 3 items
      1. Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History - James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer 2010

        Book Essential Read chapter 11: ‘The Transition to Sound Film (1926–1932)

      2. 'The Plasterers' and Early Sound Cinema Aesthetics - Michael Slowik 2010

        Article Essential It’s the detailed description on pp. 66–68 of how sound was recorded in 1929 that I’d really like you to take in, but by all means read the rest too.

    2. Focus Viewing 1 item
      1. The Jazz Singer - Alan Crosland, Al Jolson 2007

        Audio-visual document Essential

    3. Further Viewing 3 items
      1. Frankenstein - James Whale, Boris Karloff 2008

        Audio-visual document Further

      2. Or

      3. Dracula - Tod Browning 2002

        Audio-visual document Further

    4. Further reading 7 items
      1. Evolving Practices for Film Music and Sound, 1925–1935 - James Buhler, Hannah Lewis

        Chapter Further

      2. After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934 - Michael Slowik 2014

        Book Further Based on his PhD, available below.

  6. Session 4: Classical Hollywood and its influence 16 items
    1. Set viewing 2 items
      1. Casablanca - Michael Curtiz 1999

        Audio-visual document Essential

      2. Casablanca (1942) 2018

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Set reading 1 item
      1. Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music - Claudia Gorbman 1987

        Book Essential Read chapter 4 (pp.70-98).

    3. Further viewing 6 items
      1. King Kong - Merian C Cooper 2001

        Audio-visual document Further

      2. King Kong (1933) 2013

        Audio-visual document Further

      3. The Adventures of Robin Hood - Michael Curtiz 2009

        Audio-visual document Further

      4. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) - Michael Curtiz 2014

        Audio-visual document Further

      5. Star Wars Trilogy : The Empire Strikes Back - George Lucas 2004

        Audio-visual document Further

    4. Further reading 7 items
      1. Composing for the Films - Theodor W. Adorno, Hanns Eisler 1994

        Book Further Read chapter 1, pp. 3-19.

      2. Returning to Casablanca - Peter Franklin

        Chapter Further

      3. Erich Wolfgang Korngold's The Adventures of Robin Hood: A Film Score Guide - Ben Winters 2007

        Book Essential Especially Chapter 1 (pp.5-20) on authorship, but useful and accessible throughout

      4. Erich Wolfgang Korngold's The Adventures of Robin Hood : A Film Score Guide - Ben Winters 2007

        Book Essential Especially Chapter 1 (pp.5-20) on authorship, but useful and accessible throughout

  7. Session 5: Television music 12 items
    1. Set viewing 1 item
      1. Set of four episodes from across different Star Trek television series.

    2. Set reading 4 items
      1. The Spectre of Sound: Music in Film and Television - Kevin Donnelly 2005

        Book Essential Read K. J. Donnelly, ‘Music for Television 1: Music for Television Drama’, pp.110-33

    3. Extension Viewing 1 item
      1. Supplied TV title themes including The Rifleman and Kojak

    4. Further reading 6 items
      1. The Spectre of Sound: Music in Film and Television - K. J. Donnelly 2005

        Book Further Chapter 6

      2. Sounds of Fear and Wonder: Music in Cult TV - Janet K. Halfyard 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

  8. Session 6: Commerce and the pop score 16 items
    1. Set reading 2 items
      1. Popular Songs and Comic Allusion in Contemporary Cinema - Jeff Smith

        Chapter Essential Read Jeff Smith, ‘Popular Songs and Comic Allusion in Contemporary Cinema’ pp. 407-430.

    2. Further reading 14 items
      1. Popular Music and Film - Ian Inglis 2003

        Book Further Useful throughout, but see especially Melissa Carey and Michael Hannan, 'Case Study 2: The Big Chill', pp.162–77.

      2. Celluloid Jukebox: Popular Music and Movies Since the 50s - Jonathan Romney, Adrian Wootton 1995

        Book Further

      3. Back to the Future - Andrew Shail, Robin Stoate, British Film Institute 2010

        Book Further Skim for info on music

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

        Book Further Especially Chapter 2 (pp.24-44) but useful throughout. This is still the key book on the topic.

      5. Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music - Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Arthur Knight 2001

        Book Further

      6. Soundtrack Available: Essays on Film and Popular Music - Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Arthur Knight 2001 (electronic book)

        Book Further

  9. Session 7: Sound design 10 items
    1. Set viewing 1 item
    2. Set reading 2 items
      1. Sound Design is the New Score - Danijela Kulezic-Wilson 2009

        Article Essential

    3. Further reading 7 items
      1. Beyond Dolby (Stereo): Cinema in the Digital Sound Age - Mark Kerins 2011

        Book Further Read Chapter 3 (pp.84-111).

      2. Beyond Dolby (Stereo): Cinema in the Digital Sound Age - Mark Kerins 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Read Chapter 3 (pp.84-111).

  10. Session 8: Classical music and the moving image 10 items
    1. Set reading 1 item
      1. Listening to Beethoven in and Through the King’s Speech - the Avid Listener - Jonathan Godsall

        Webpage Essential Make sure you watch/listen to the clips included, and explore the other linked articles.

    2. Further reading 9 items
      1. Auteur Music - Claudia Gorbman

        Chapter Further

      2. Auteur Music - Claudia Gorbman

        Chapter Further

      3. Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-Existing Music in Film - Phil Powrie, Robynn Jeananne Stilwell 2006

        Book Further Particularly: Mike Cormack, ‘The Pleasures of Ambiguity: Using Classical Music in Film’, pp.19-30 and Claudia Gorbman, ‘Ears Wide Open: Kubrick’s Music’, pp.3-18.

  11. Session 9: Gender and Sexuality 19 items
    1. Set viewing 1 item
      1. Wonder Woman - Patty Jenkins 2017

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Set reading 2 items
      1. Gender, Sexuality and the Soundtrack - James Buhler

        Chapter Essential

    3. Extension Viewing 5 items
      1. Little Ashes - Paul Morrison 2010

        Webpage Further

      2. Rebecca (1940) 2016

        Audio-visual document Further

      3. Rebecca - Alfred Hitchcock 2007

        Audio-visual document Further

      4. Sucker Punch - Zack Snyder 2011

        Audio-visual document Further

    4. Further reading 11 items
      1. Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores - Peter Franklin 2011 (electronic book)

        Book Further Chapter 3 – Into the Mists

      2. Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music - Anahid Kassabian 2001

        Book Further Introduction and Chapter 3.

      3. Hearing Film: Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music - Anahid Kassabian 2001 (electronic book)

        Book Further Introduction and Chapter 3.

      4. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory - Elsie M. Walker 2015

        Book Further Chapter 7

      5. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory - Elsie M. Walker (electronic book)

        Book Further Chapter 7

  12. Session 10. Radical Approaches to Music and the Moving Image 15 items
    1. Set viewing/gaming 2 items
      1. Once Upon a Time in the West - Sergio Leone 2004

        Audio-visual document Essential

    2. Set reading 1 item
    3. Extension Viewing 3 items
      1. Forbidden Planet - Fred M Wilcox 2007

        Audio-visual document Further

      2. Alexander Nevsky - Sergei Eisenstein 2000

        Audio-visual document 

    4. Further reading 9 items
      1. Composing for the Films - Theodor W. Adorno, Hanns Eisler 1994

        Book Further pp.152–157

      2. Overtones and Undertones Reading Film Music - Royal S. Brown 1994

        Book Further Chapter 5 Part III

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

        Book Further Chapter 5 Part III

      4. Analysing Musical Multimedia - Nicholas Cook 1997

        Book Further pp.57–65

      5. A History of Film Music - Mervyn Cooke 2008

        Book Further pp. 347–353

      6. The Film Sense - Sergei Eisenstein 1968

        Book Further Chapter 4 (174–216) and Appendix diagram.

      7. Louis and Bebe Barron's Forbidden Planet: A Film Score Guide - James Eugene Wierzbicki 2005

        Book Further pp. 37–42 and Chapter 5.

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