"Anything can happen" : narrative ambiguity and musical intertextuality in THE HOLIDAY

  • Romantic comedies are not renowned for intricate storytelling and have rarely been deemed worthy of the sustained scholarly attention of analytic ‘close readings’. What applies to the genre as a whole applies no less to its music, which has yet to be discovered by film musicology as a field of enquiry. But genre films such as romcoms can be highly self-conscious and self-reflexive, and can show a playfulness in their use of cinematic techniques that may be as much fun for the analyst as for the audience.

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Author:Jonathan Fletcher
Parent Title (ger):Kieler Beiträge zur Filmmusikforschung
Publisher:Kieler Gesellschaft für Filmmusikforschung
Place of publication:Kiel
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/01/11
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/01/11
Tag:Meyers; Nancy
GND Keyword:Filmmusik; Zimmer; Hans
First Page:135
Last Page:141
Source:http://www.filmmusik.uni-kiel.de/kielerbeitraege2/KB2-Fletcher.pdf ; (in:) Kieler Beiträge zur Filmmusikforschung 2, 2008, S. 135-141
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 79 Sport, Spiele, Unterhaltung / 791 Öffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
Sammlungen:Sammlung Musik, Theater, Film / Literatur zum Film
Sammlung Musik, Theater, Film / Literatur zur Musik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht