Music in the Shadows

Smoke Shadows Moody Strains Of Jazz Welcome To The World Of Noir Musical Films, Where Tormented Antiheroes And Hard Boiled Musicians Battle Obsession And Struggle With Their Music And Ill Fated Love Triangles Sultry Divas Dance And Sing The Blues In Shrouded Nightclubs Romantic Intrigue Clashes With Backstage Careers.In Her Pioneering Study, Music In The Shadows, Film Noir Expert Sheri Chinen Biesen Explores Musical Films That Use Film Noir Style And Bluesy Strains Of Jazz To Inhabit A Disturbing Underworld And Reveal The Dark Side Of Fame And The American Dream While Noir Musical Films Like A Star Is Born Include Musical Performances, Their Bleak Tone And Expressionistic Aesthetic Closely Resemble The Visual Style Of Film Noir Their Narratives Unfold Behind A Stark Noir Lens Distorted, Erratic Angles And Imbalanced Hand Held Shots Allow The Audience To Experience A Tortured, Disillusioned Perspective.While Many Musicals Glamorize The Quest For The Spotlight In Hollywood S Star Factory, Brooding Noir Musical Films Such As Blues In The Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, And Round Midnight Stretch The Boundaries Of Film Noir And The Musical As Film Genres Collide Deep Shadows, Dim Lighting, And Visual Composition Evoke Moodiness, Cynicism, Pessimism, And Subjective Psychological Points Of View.As In Her Earlier Study Of Film Noir, Blackout World War II And The Origins Of Film Noir, Biesen Draws On Extensive Primary Research In Studio Archives To Situate Her Examination Within A Historical, Industrial, And Cultural Context.Music in the Shadows

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Music in the Shadows
  • Sheri Chinen Biesen
  • 09 December 2017
  • 9781421408378

10 thoughts on “Music in the Shadows

  1. says:

    Opera is sometimes defined as an art form where someone is stabbed and then sings an aria Perhaps a noir musical is where someone is shot and then sings.This was a frustrating book It could have been very good, because Biesen points out how flexible noir is as a category, and how close it connects with musicals Also, how important music is in film noir.Unfortunately, the book struck me as very badly organized Parts of it read like pure history of noir in general, or even how Hollywood changed over the decades Some films were discussed very thoroughly, such as Blues in the Night, which seems to have inspired this book Other films were rushed through Surely a book about music in film noir should devote attention to the jazz nightmare scene in Phantom Lady, but Biesen does not Instead, she treats The Red Shoes as a film noir, and while there is a tragic overtone to that film, The Red Shoes ...

  2. says:

    Exploration of the ties between Musicals and Noir is very thorough and presents some interesting viewpoints on pictures one might not instantly associate with noir Moulin Rouge, West Side Story The picture that the book revolves around is BLUES IN THE NIGHT and jazz plays a prominent role in Bi...

  3. says:

    to you by OBS reviewer JoAnneSince I am a huge classic film especially noir lover I couldn t wait to read this book Ms Biesen has written an outstanding book on the use of music in film noir, and the impact it makes Drawing upon such films as Gilda, Young Man with a Horn, Blues in the Night, Double Indemnity, and even The Major and the Minor a film which uses the song A Woman s a Two Face sung by a cadet to Ginger Rogers masquerading as a teenager, believe it or not she has written a comprehensive and extensive work that is well written and fascinating to read.Anyone who is interested in film noir would find this indispensable as a reference after all, who can forget Dooley Wilson in Casablanca crooning As Time Goes By She covers both well known and not so well known films Christmas Holiday being one of my favorites Gene Kelly and Deanna Durbin in a dark noir film, both playing against character I suggest you try to find a copy...

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