Epic Sound: Music in Postwar Hollywood Biblical Films by Stephen C. Meyer

By Stephen C. Meyer

Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a distinct grandeur to the hot widescreen, stereophonic sound motion picture event of postwar biblical epics comparable to Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer exhibits how song used to be applied for varied results, occasionally serving as a motor vehicle for narrative plot and now and then complicating biblical and cinematic interpretation. during this method, the soundscapes of those movies mirrored the ideological and aesthetic tensions in the style, and extra in general, inside postwar American society. through reading key biblical motion pictures, Meyer adeptly engages musicology with movie reviews to discover cinematic interpretations of the Bible through the Nineteen Forties in the course of the 1960s.

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