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Listening to Fellini : music and meaning in black and white

"For decades scholarship on Federico Fellini has focused on the figure of the director himself, while formal analysis based on the craft of filmmaking has been largely ignored. Fellini spent countless hours in the studios of Cinecitta recording, mixing, and editing music, voices, and sound effects for his films, but his unique and often revolutionary uses of cinematic sound have never been systematically studied. This book reveals the singularly important role played by music in the construction of meaning in Fellini's black-and-white feature-length films, and presents a substantial re-reading of the seven films made during the most creative period of Fellini's artistic development."
Print Book, English, ©2009
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison [N.J.], ©2009
Criticism, interpretation, etc
275 pages ; 24 cm.
9780838641750, 9781611473889, 083864175X, 1611473888
Lo sceicco bianco : an early break with neorealism
I vitelloni : music and social ritual
La strada : music and redemption
Fellini betrayed : the English-language sound track of La strada
Il bidone : metacinema and the sound track
Le notti di Cabiria : music and transcendence
Brecht/Weill, Respighi, and the equivocal tone of La dolce vita
8 1/2 : music, self, and other