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The Routledge Music and Screen Media Series offers edited collections of original essays on music in particular genres of film, television, video games and new media. These edited essay collections are written for an interdisciplinary audience of students and scholars of music and film and media studies.

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Music in the Role-Playing Game: Heroes & Harmonies

Music in the Role-Playing Game: Heroes & Harmonies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

William Gibbons, Steven Reale
July 30, 2019

Music in the Role-Playing Game: Heroes & Harmonies offers the first scholarly approach focusing on music in the broad class of video games known as role-playing games, or RPGs. Known for their narrative sophistiation and long playtimes, RPGs have long been celebrated by players for the quality...

Music and Sound in Silent Film: From the Nickelodeon to The Artist

Music and Sound in Silent Film: From the Nickelodeon to The Artist

1st Edition

Ruth Barton, Simon Trezise
December 13, 2018

Despite their name, the silent films of the early cinematic era were frequently accompanied by music and other sound elements of many kinds, including mechanical instruments, live performers, and audience sing-alongs. The 12 chapters in this concise book explore the multitude of functions...

Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs

Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs

1st Edition

Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward
March 15, 2017

The study of television and music has expanded greatly in recent years, yet to date no book has focused on the genre of comedy television as it relates to music. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs fills that gap, breaking new critical ground. With contributions from an array of established...

Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity

Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity

1st Edition

Jayson Beaster-Jones, Natalie Sarrazin
October 13, 2016

Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the...

Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle

Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle

1st Edition

Stephen C. Meyer
September 12, 2016

As both a distinct genre and a particular mode of filmmaking, the idea of the epic has been central to the history of cinema. Including contributions from both established and emerging film music scholars, the ten essays in Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle provide a cross-section of...

Music and Sound in Documentary Film

Music and Sound in Documentary Film

1st Edition

Holly Rogers
November 20, 2014

This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience’s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of...

Music In Video Games: Studying Play

Music In Video Games: Studying Play

1st Edition

K.J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, Neil Lerner
February 25, 2014

From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier...

The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop

The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop

1st Edition

Benjamin Halligan, Robert Edgar, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs
March 27, 2013

The Music Documentary offers a wide-range of approaches, across key moments in the history of popular music, in order to define and interrogate this prominent genre of film-making. The writers in this volume argue persuasively that the music documentary must be considered as an essential cultural...

Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuned to the Future

Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuned to the Future

1st Edition

K.J. Donnelly, Philip Hayward
December 10, 2012

The music for science fiction television programs, like music for science fiction films, is often highly distinctive, introducing cutting-edge electronic music and soundscapes. There is a highly particular role for sound and music in science fiction, because it regularly has to expand the vistas...

Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema

Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema

1st Edition

James Wierzbicki
April 26, 2012

Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema is a collection of essays that examine the work of filmmakers whose concern is not just for the eye, but also for the ear. The bulk of the text focuses on the work of directors Wes Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Peter Greenaway,...

Music in the Western: Notes From the Frontier

Music in the Western: Notes From the Frontier

1st Edition

Kathryn Kalinak
October 05, 2011

Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier presents essays from both film studies scholars and musicologists on core issues in western film scores: their history, their generic conventions, their operation as part of a narrative system, their functioning within individual filmic texts and their...

Music in Television: Channels of Listening

Music in Television: Channels of Listening

1st Edition

James Deaville
February 28, 2011

Music in Television is a collection of essays examining television’s production of meaning through music in terms of historical contexts, institutional frameworks, broadcast practices, technologies, and aesthetics. It presents the reader with overviews of major genres and issues, as well as...

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