The Resource Playing to the camera : musicians and musical performance in documentary cinema, Thomas F. Cohen

Playing to the camera : musicians and musical performance in documentary cinema, Thomas F. Cohen

Label
Playing to the camera : musicians and musical performance in documentary cinema
Title
Playing to the camera
Title remainder
musicians and musical performance in documentary cinema
Statement of responsibility
Thomas F. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Playing to the Camera is the first full-length study devoted to the musical performance documentary. Its scope ranges from rock concert films to experimental video art featuring modernist music. Unlike the "music under" produced for films by unseen musicians, on-screen "live" performances show us the bodies that produce the sounds we hear. Exploring the link between moving images and musical movement as physical gesture, this volume asks why performance is so often derided as mere skill whereas composition is afforded the status of art, a question that opens onto a broader critique of attitudes regarding mental and physical labor in Western culture.--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Cohen, Thomas F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D6
LC item number
C5345 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nonfictions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary films
  • Music
  • Motion picture music
Label
Playing to the camera : musicians and musical performance in documentary cinema, Thomas F. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : In praise of performance -- Cool jazz, hot jazz, and hard bop on a summer's day -- Wild guitarists and spastic singers : virtuosic performance on film -- Direct cinema, rock's public persona, and the emergence of the rock star -- Instrumental technique and facial expression on screen -- Free jazz meets independent film : Shirley Clarke's Ornette: Made in America -- "I'm looking at them and they're looking at me" : observation and communication in Sex Pistols: Live at the Longhorn -- Conclusion : Simple gestures and smooth spaces in Robert Cahen's Boulez-Repons
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
154 p.
Isbn
9781906660239
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3956520-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3956520
  • (Sirsi) o373484154
  • (OCoLC)373484154
Label
Playing to the camera : musicians and musical performance in documentary cinema, Thomas F. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : In praise of performance -- Cool jazz, hot jazz, and hard bop on a summer's day -- Wild guitarists and spastic singers : virtuosic performance on film -- Direct cinema, rock's public persona, and the emergence of the rock star -- Instrumental technique and facial expression on screen -- Free jazz meets independent film : Shirley Clarke's Ornette: Made in America -- "I'm looking at them and they're looking at me" : observation and communication in Sex Pistols: Live at the Longhorn -- Conclusion : Simple gestures and smooth spaces in Robert Cahen's Boulez-Repons
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
154 p.
Isbn
9781906660239
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3956520-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3956520
  • (Sirsi) o373484154
  • (OCoLC)373484154

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