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Cultural memory on film soundtracks

Hillman, Roger


This article addresses issues of cultural memory arising from the use of classical music on film soundtracks. The phenomenon is considered in three forms: (1) historical layering, as in Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady and Kieslowski's Three Colours: Blue; (2) memory and nostalgia, especially in Benigni's Life is Beautiful, and in the possibilities available to classical music in European compared with US films; (3) musical memory in a given culture, from It Happened Here (Brownlow/Mollo)...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of European Studies


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