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L Guevarra <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 May 2007 11:18:39 -0700
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Dear Screen-L:

The University of California Press  is pleased to announce the publication of:

Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema

Daniel Goldmark is Assistant Professor of Music History at Case 
Western Reserve University. He is the author of _Tunes for 'Toons: 
Music and the Hollywood Cartoon_ (UC Press). Lawrence Kramer is 
Professor of English and Music at Fordham University and editor of 
_19th Century Music._ His many books include _Opera and Modern 
Culture, Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History,_ and _Why 
Classical Music Still Matters,_ all from UC Press. Richard Leppert is 
Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor in Cultural Studies and 
Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. His many books 
include _Theodor W. Adorno: Essays on Music,_ and _The Sight of 
Sound: Music, Representation, and the History of the Body,_ both from 
UC Press.

"Put briefly, this is a superb collection of essays. They are lucidly 
and eloquently written, and make their points with wit and clarity. 
They are full of perceptive, highly stimulating, and occasionally 
provocative illustrations of how practice connects to theory (and 
vice versa) without getting bogged down in academic language."-Derek 
B. Scott, author of _From the Erotic to the Demonic: On Critical 

This groundbreaking collection by the most distinguished 
musicologists and film scholars in their fields gives long overdue 
recognition to music as equal to the image in shaping the experience 
of film. Refuting the familiar idea that music serves as an unnoticed 
prop for narrative, these essays demonstrate that music is a fully 
imagined and active power in the worlds of film. Even where films do 
give it a supporting role-and many do much more-music makes an 
independent contribution. Drawing on recent advances in musicology 
and cinema studies, _Beyond the Soundtrack_ interprets the cinematic 
representation of music with unprecedented richness. The authors 
cover a broad range of narrative films, from the "silent" era (not so 
silent) to the present. Once we think beyond the soundtrack, this 
volume shows, there is no unheard music in cinema.

Full information about the book, including the table of contents, is 
available online:

Lolita Guevarra
Electronic Marketing Coordinator
University of California Press
Tel. 510.643.4738 | Fax 510.643.7127
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