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