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Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
9780754660422 300W
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Author(s) Paul Attinello
Janet K. Halfyard
Vanessa Knights
Publication date February 28, 2010
Length 278 pages
Published by Ashgate Publishing Limited
ISBN ISBN 0754660427
978-0754660422

Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an academic publication relating to the fictional Buffyverse established by TV series, Buffy and Angel.

"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.

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