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The sound of satire; or, trading places with Mozart

Winters, Ben (2014). The sound of satire; or, trading places with Mozart. In: Evans, Mark ed. Sounding Funny: Sound and Comedy Cinema. Genre, Music and Sound. Equinox Press, (In press).

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[About the book]

Comedy has been a feature of cinema since its inception. From mickey-moused accompaniments to slapstick scenes, ironic musical statements, clever musical allusions and jokes, well-worn sound effects, and even laugh tracks, sound has been integral to the development of the comedy on screen. This volume covers all aspects of sound (including dialogue) and music as they have been utilised in comedy film. The volume looks at various subsets of the ‘comedy film’ from the post-War period, including black comedy, romantic comedy, slapstick, dialogue comedy, parody and spoofs. This volume aims to explore the way in which music and sound articulate humour, create comedic situations and direct comedic identifications for viewer/listeners.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2013 Winters
ISBN: 1-78179-099-X, 978-1-78179-099-1
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Music
Item ID: 30507
Depositing User: Benjamin Winters
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 12:33
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 11:49
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