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Music and Meaning in the Cinema of Federico Fellini: from "Lo sceicco bianco" to "8 1/2"
M. Van Order, Middlebury College
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Listening to Fellini: Music and Meaning in Black and White (Book)
Title: Listening to Fellini: Music and Meaning in Black and White
Author: M. Thomas Van Order
Abstract: Music in narrative film almost always functions as a subliminal reinforcement that cues viewers' emotional responses to the visual image. Federico Fellini radically alters cinematic conventions by using Nino Rota's soundtracks as a vehicle for meaning as well as feeling. In Fellini's films the soundtrack acts as an internal voice that interprets the visual image on an intellectual plane as well as on an emotional one. Much as the study of prosody reveals the relationships between forms and themes in poetry, "Listening to Fellini" brings to light the beauty and significance of the pairing of music and image in Fellini's early films.
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/listening-to-fellini-music-and-meaning-in-black-and-white/oclc/228744402&referer=brief_results
Type: Single author monograph