Sounds of the Future: Essays on Music in Science Fiction Film

Sounds of the Future: Essays on Music in Science Fiction Film
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ISBN10:
0786444800
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Pages:
231
ISBN13:
9780786444809
Goodreads Rating:
4.67
Published:
February 15th 2010 by McFarland & Company

Covering titles ranging from Rocketship X-M (1950) to Wall-E (2008), these insightful essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey specific compositions utilized in science fiction movies; Broadway's relationship with the genre; science fiction elements in popular songs; the conveyance of subjectivity and identity through music; and such individual composers as Richard Strauss (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Bernard Herrmann (The Day the Earth Stood Still).