Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Author: JanetK. Halfyard

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Music

Page: 304

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The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound, and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately covered area of research - the many roles of music in contemporary television. In addressing this significant gap, this book provides an exemplary overview of the functions of music and sound in the interpretation of a television show. This is done through analyses that focus on scoring and source music, the title theme, the music production process, the critically acclaimed musical episode (voted number 13 in Channel Four's One Hundred Greatest Musicals), the symbolic and dramatic use of silence, and the popular reception of the show by its international fan base. In keeping with contemporary trends in the study of popular musics, a variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, specifically employing critique, musical analysis, industry studies, and hermeneutics.
Literary Criticism

Beckett and Death

Author: Steven Barfield

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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A collection of research by leading international scholars on Beckett, as well as younger academics, analysing a number of Beckett's poems, plays and short stories through consideration of mortality and death.
Biography & Autobiography

Something About the Author

Author: Alan Hedblad



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 592

Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

The Tablet




Category: Religion


View: 171

The international Catholic weekly.