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Rodman, Ronald W. (Ronald Wayne)
Tuning in : American narrative television music / Ron Rodman
Alternate Title American narrative television music
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  ML2080 .R63 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Television music -- United States -- History and criticism
Physical Description xii, 356 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-331) and index
Contents Introduction : what were musicians saying about television music during the first decade of broadcasting? -- Toward an associative theory of television music -- "Hello out there in TV land" : musical agency in the early television anthology drama -- "And now a word from our sponsor" : musical structure and mediation in early TV commercials -- "Beam me up, Scottie!" : leitmotifs, musical topos, and ascription in the sci-fi drama -- "Go for your guns" : narrative syntax and musical functions in the TV western -- Tube of pleasure, tube of bliss : television music as (not so) drastic experience -- "And now another word from our sponsor" : strategies of occultation and imbuement in musical commercials -- "Just the facts, ma'am" : musical style change and markedness in the police drama -- "The truth is out there" : music in modern/postmodern television
Series Oxford music/media series

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