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Author Hrycaj, Lara, 1973-
Title What is this music? auteur music in the films of Wes Anderson [electronic resource] / by Lara Hrycaj.
Publication Info. 2013
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Libraries Electronic Books  Electronic Resource - WSU ETD    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 263 p.
Note Advisor: Jackie Byars.
Thesis Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Wayne State University, 2013.
Summary The purpose of this dissertation is to analyze the different types of music featured in the films of contemporary American film director Wes Anderson utilizing Claudia Gorbman's concepts of auteur music and auteur melomane. This analysis establishes the music in Anderson's films as auteur music and Anderson himself as an auteur melomane - a director with a passion for music. To establish Anderson as a melomane, it is important to look not only at the different types of music found in his films but also the different ways that the music is used within the films and his collaboration with composer Mark Mothersbaugh and music supervisor Randall Poster. Anderson's films feature several different ways that music is used, but there are three specific uses that contribute to his overall authorial signature: the songs associated with montage sequences, the songs and original score used to accompany scenes featuring slow-motion sequences, and finally the songs that emanate from musical devices. The music used in Anderson's films is a significant part of his overall authorial signature, and this is established by detailing the specific ways that the music is used in his first five feature-length films and two of his short films.
Subject Music
Motion pictures
Mass communication
Added Title Wayne State University thesis (Ph.D.) : Communications
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