The Role of Music Communication in Cinema

Scott D. Lipscomb, David E. Tolchinsky

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This chapter explores musical communication in a cinematic context. It presents empirical and theoretical models of film music perception and the role of music in film. It illustrates some of the ways in which a film's soundtrack can not only contribute towards but also expand upon the meaning of a film's narrative, and on what it communicates to the audience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusical Communication
EditorsDorothy Miell, Raymond MacDonald, David J Hargreaves
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-0191689628
ISBN (Print)978-0198529361
StatePublished - Oct 2005


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