Coverart for item
The Resource Nino Rota : music, film, and feeling, Richard Dyer

Nino Rota : music, film, and feeling, Richard Dyer

Label
Nino Rota : music, film, and feeling
Title
Nino Rota
Title remainder
music, film, and feeling
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dyer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nino Rota wrote some of the loveliest and most beloved of all film music The Godfather, The Leopard, the Zeffirelli Shakespeares, nearly all of Fellini and more than 140 popular Italian movies. Yet his music doesn't quite work the way we've come to assume music in film works: it doesn't seek to draw us in and identify, nor to overwhelm and excite us. In itself, its pretty but reticent melodies, its at once comic and touching rhythms, and in its relation to what's on screen, Rota's music is close and affectionate towards characters and events but still held back, not detached but ironically attached. This book gives a detailed account of Rota's aesthetic, suggesting it as a new approach to how we understood both film music and feeling and film more broadly. In the process it also provides a first full account in English of his life and work, linking it to notions of plagiarism and pastiche, genre and convention, irony and narrative. Rota's practice is related to some of the major ways music is used in film, such as the motif, musical reference, underscoring and the difference between music in and music outside the film's fictional world, showing the way that Rota both conforms to and undermines the standard understanding of these. There is a section considering the issue of queer cultural production and chapters on Rota's favourite genre, comedy, and his most productive directorial association with the great Federico Fellini
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyer, Richard
Dewey number
781.5/42092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.R82
LC item number
D94 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
British Film Institute
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rota, Nino
  • Motion picture music
Label
Nino Rota : music, film, and feeling, Richard Dyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-216), filmography (pages [205]-210), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tales of plagiarism and pastiche -- Nino Rota: life, works and times -- Ironic attachment -- Comedy -- Fellini -- Notes -- Synopses -- Re-uses -- Filmography -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm613433801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781844572106
Lccn
2010032624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613433801
  • (Sirsi) a1081952
Label
Nino Rota : music, film, and feeling, Richard Dyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-216), filmography (pages [205]-210), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tales of plagiarism and pastiche -- Nino Rota: life, works and times -- Ironic attachment -- Comedy -- Fellini -- Notes -- Synopses -- Re-uses -- Filmography -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm613433801
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781844572106
Lccn
2010032624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613433801
  • (Sirsi) a1081952

Library Locations

    • Central Library, Jesse H. Jones BuildingBorrow it
      500 McKinney St., Houston, TX, 77002, US
      29.759431 -95.369953
Processing Feedback ...