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              Books by Heather Laing

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              The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film
               

              The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film (Hardback, New edition)

              By Laing, Heather; Series edited by Scott, Professor Derek B.; Burns, Professor Lori; Hawkins, Professor Stan

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              Examines the issues of gender and emotion that underpin the classical style of film scoring. This book considers the effects of this association by progress through three stages: cultural-historical precedents, the generic parameters of melodrama and the woman's film, and the nar...rativization of music in film through diegetic performance.
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              ISBN 9780754651000
              Released NZ 23 Nov 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film
               

              The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laing, Heather

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              Heather Laing examines, for the first time, the issues of gender and emotion that underpin the classical style of film scoring, but that have until now remained unquestioned and untheorized, thus providing a benchmark for thinking on more recent and alternative styles of scoring.... Many theorists have discussed this type of music in film as a signifier of emotion and 'the feminine', a capacity in which it is frequently associated with female characters. The full effect of such an association on either female or male characterization, however, has not been examined. This book considers the effects of this association by progress through three stages: cultural-historical precedents, the generic parameters of melodrama and the woman's film, and the narrativization of music in film through diegetic performance and the presence of musicians as characters. Case studies of specific films provide textual and musical analyses, and the genres of melodrama and the woman's film have been chosen as representative not only of the epitome of the Hollywood scoring style, but also of the narrative association of women, emotion and music. Laing leads to the conclusion that music functions as more than merely a signifier of emotion. Rather, it takes a crucial role in both indicating and determining how emotion is actually understood as part of the construction of gender and its representation in film.
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              ISBN 9781138264731
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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              Gabriel Yared's The English Patient: A Film Score Guide
                

              Gabriel Yared's The English Patient: A Film Score Guide (Hardback)

              By Laing, Heather

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              ISBN 9780810849655
              Released NZ 27 Dec 2003
              Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishin
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              Series Film Score Guides
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              Gabriel Yared's The English Patient: A Film Score Guide
               

              Gabriel Yared's The English Patient: A Film Score Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laing, Heather

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              This resource offers the most in-depth examination to date of the work of composer Gabriel Yared, through a uniquely interdisciplinary analysis that integrates film theory and musicology.

              ISBN 9780810859104
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2007
              Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishin
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              Series Film Score Guides
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