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♦ ♦ Pop Stars Who Can’t Act and the Limits of Celebrity “Flexibility”

Kay Dickinson

in Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines a particular type of film and music combination in which pop music stars appear in motion pictures. It suggests that these films exemplify film-music alliances that do not work. ... More


Introduction

Yiu-Wai Chu

in Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Despite its immense popularity in Chinese communities across the globe, Cantopop has been receiving far less attention than that of Chinese film and other genres of popular culture in the academy. ... More


Introduction

Eric Weisbard

in Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The tension between format and genre, pop plasticity on the one hand and rock, soul, country or hip-hop claims of sonic identity on the other, has animated much of the debate around American popular ... More


Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958–1980

Jonathyne Briggs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199377060
eISBN:
9780199377091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377060.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This book reveals how French society mediated the challenges of globalization through the consumption and production of popular music, itself increasingly an expression of globalized culture. As ... More


Rock and Pop Electronic Music

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199746392
eISBN:
9780199332496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746392.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter focuses on the development of rock and pop electronic music. It argues that the steady integration of electronic devices with more traditional rock and pop instruments established an ... More


Introduction: James Bond and the End(s) of the Pop Song

Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold

in The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190234522
eISBN:
9780190234553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234522.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The introduction describes the unique aesthetic phenomenon we call the Bond-song: a recognizable, evolving canon of pop songs that ask their audience to remember a back-catalogue of almost 30 songs ... More


“When You’ve Got a Job to Do”: The 70s

Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold

in The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190234522
eISBN:
9780190234553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234522.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter traces how the early- to mid-70s Bond-songs used their aesthetic outmodedness to grapple with a new world that looked and sounded quite different. Songs like “Diamonds are Forever” and ... More


“We’re an All Time High”: James Bond, Pop, and the Endless 1970s

Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold

in The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190234522
eISBN:
9780190234553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234522.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

1977’s “Nobody Does It Better” took a strange angle on the Bond-song. Carly Simon addresses Bond as the object of a monogamous love affair; the sound connects more with contemporary styles than with ... More


The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism

Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190234522
eISBN:
9780190234553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234522.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Starting with the 1963 film From Russia With Love, every James Bond film has followed the same ritual. After an exciting action sequence, the screen goes black and we spend three minutes with ... More


The Blonde Who Knew Too Much: The Whiteness of Doris Day

Philip M. Gentry

in What Will I Be: American Music and Cold War Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190299590
eISBN:
9780190299620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190299590.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Doris Day was one of the most iconic members of the postwar generation of “girl singers,” such as Rosemary Clooney and Patti Page, who dominated the pop music charts. The chapter traces how her ... More


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