• Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same: The Musical Moment in Film

    Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same: The Musical Moment in Film (Hardback) By (author) Amy Herzog

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    DescriptionMusical spectacles are excessive and abstract, reconfiguring time and space and creating intense bodily responses. Amy Herzog's engaging work examines those instances where music and movement erupt from within more linear narrative frameworks. The representational strategies found in these films are often formulaic, repeating familiar story lines and stereotypical depictions of race, gender, and class. Yet she finds the musical moment contains a powerful disruptive potential."Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same" investigates the tension and the fusion of difference and repetition in films to ask, How does the musical moment work? Herzog looks at an eclectic mix of works, including the Soundie and Scopitone jukebox films, the musicals of French director Jacques Demy, the synchronized swimming spectacles of Esther Williams, and an apocalyptic musical by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang. Several refrains circulate among these texts: their reliance on cliches, their rewriting of cultural narratives, and their hallucinatory treatment of memory and history.Drawing on the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze, she explores all of these dissonances as productive forces, and in doing so demonstrates the transformative power of the unexpected.

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    Dreams of Difference, Songs of the Same
    The Musical Moment in Film
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Herzog
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    ISBN 13: 9780816660872
    ISBN 10: 0816660875

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    BIC subject category V2: AV
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15940
    BISAC V2.8: MUS041000
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    DC22: 791.436, 781.542
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, AV
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    52 b&w illustrations
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country