Functions of film music and sound within a genre: the revenge western.

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dc.contributor.advisor Boyd, Jean Ann. Timmons, Lena G.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. School of Music. en 2006-08-08
dc.description.abstract The music of two scenes from four revenge westerns made between 1956 and 2001 is analyzed for generic similarities possibly shared between the films. The thesis looks at how four directors and composers set similar dramatic moments to music and how each film treats elements of sound during these moments. Though the plots shared by these films are similar their usage of music and sound at two shared moments (a tragic offense and the moment of revenge or rescue) is remarkably different. The flexibility of the genre itself is discussed as well as unique aspects of each film's director and composer. Despite the differences, each film displays adherence to and detraction from principles of film music set forth by the Classical Hollywood Cinema prevalent between the 1930s and 1950s. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Motion picture music -- History and criticism. en
dc.subject Western films -- History and criticism. en
dc.subject Cowboys -- Songs and music -- History and criticism. en
dc.title Functions of film music and sound within a genre: the revenge western. en
dc.type Thesis en M.M. en
dc.rights.accessrights Baylor University access only en
dc.contributor.department Music. en

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