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Epic sound : music in postwar Hollywood biblical films / Stephen C. Meyer.

By: Meyer, Stephen C, 1963- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780253014597; 025301459X.Other title: 灅捩匠畯摮 Subject(s): Motion picture music -- History and criticism | Bible films -- United States | Film composersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Epic soundDDC classification: 781.5/420973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A biblical story for the post-World War II generation? : Victor Young's music for DeMille's Samson and Delilah -- Turning away from "concocted spectacle" : Alfred Newman's score for David and Bathsheba -- Spectacle and authenticity in Miklós Rózsa's Quo vadis score -- Novel and film, music and miracle : Alfred Newman's score to The robe -- Spirit and empire : Elmer Bernstein's score to The Ten Commandments -- The law of genre and the music for Ben-Hur -- King of kings and the problem of repetition -- Suoni nuovi, suoni antich i: the soundscapes of Barabbas -- Universality, transcendence, and collapse : music and the greatest story ever told.
Summary: Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating biblical and cinematic interpretation. In this way, the soundscapes of these films reflected the ideological and aesthetic tensions within the genre, and more generally, within postwar American society.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

A biblical story for the post-World War II generation? : Victor Young's music for DeMille's Samson and Delilah -- Turning away from "concocted spectacle" : Alfred Newman's score for David and Bathsheba -- Spectacle and authenticity in Miklós Rózsa's Quo vadis score -- Novel and film, music and miracle : Alfred Newman's score to The robe -- Spirit and empire : Elmer Bernstein's score to The Ten Commandments -- The law of genre and the music for Ben-Hur -- King of kings and the problem of repetition -- Suoni nuovi, suoni antich i: the soundscapes of Barabbas -- Universality, transcendence, and collapse : music and the greatest story ever told.

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Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating biblical and cinematic interpretation. In this way, the soundscapes of these films reflected the ideological and aesthetic tensions within the genre, and more generally, within postwar American society.

English.

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Stephen C. Meyer is director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture (CSC) and a founder of the intelligent design movement and of the CSC. Dr. Meyer is a Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science, the author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, philosophical and other books and journals. His signal contribution to ID theory is given most fully in Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, published by HarperOne in June 2009. <p> Meyer graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, in 1981 with a degree in physics and earth science. He later became a geophysicist with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in Dallas, Texas working in digital signal processing and seismic survey interpretation. As a Rotary International Scholar, he received his training in the history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University, earning a PhD in 1991. He returned to Whitworth College in 1990 to teach philosophy. He left Whitworth in 2002, giving up a tenured position, to found and direct the CSC at Discovery Institute. <p> Meyer's many other publications include a contribution to, and the editing of, the peer-reviewed volume Darwinism, Design and Public Education (Michigan State University Press, 2004) and the innovative textbook Explore Evolution (Hill House Publishers, 2007). He is also the author of New York Times bestseller Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design HaperOne June 2013. <p> Meyer has been widely featured in media appearance on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, PBS, and the BBC. In 2008, he appeared with Ben Stein in Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. He's also featured prominently in two other science documentaries, Icons of Evolution and Unlocking The Mystery of Life. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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