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By Jean Ma
Published: 13 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
... Hong Kong cinema diaspora film music musicals opera films ...
Published: 13 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375623-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
.... Film songs flourished in this period bookended by the Chinese jazz age and the era of rock ‘n’ roll. Hong Kong cinema diaspora film music musicals opera films ...
Published: 13 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375623-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7562-3
... This chapter takes a single film as its starting point: The Wild, Wild Rose (1960), a Mandarin musical inspired by the music and plot of Bizet’s opera Carmen. The film’s portrayal of its songstress amalgamates two very different iconic fictional personas, the fiery temptress Carmen, and the self...
Series: Theory Q
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7404-6
...The Impossible Situation This chapter examines an anomalous moment in Beethoven’s opera, the one place where speaking voice is accompanied by music (a combination that defines melodrama). It suggests that the inventiveness of this moment does not so much suggest a way beyond the political...