Music and Levels of Narration in Film: Steps across the Border
by Guido Heldt
Intellect Books, 2013
Cloth: 978-1-84150-625-8
Library of Congress Classification ML2075
Dewey Decimal Classification 781.542

Music and Levels of Narration in Film is the first book-length study to synthesize scholarly contributions toward a narrative theory of film music. Moving beyond the distinction between diegetic and nondiegetic music—or music that is not understood as part of a film’s “story world”—Guido Heldt systematically discusses music at different levels of narration, from the extrafictional to “focalizations” of subjectivity. Heldt then applies this conceptual toolkit to study the narrative strategies of music in individual films, as well as genres, including musicals and horror films. The resulting volume will be an indispensable resource for anyone researching or studying film music or film narratology.

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and is part of Knowledge Unlatched.

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