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Copland, Hollywood, and American Musical Modernism: Of Mice and Men

Sally Bick

in Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042812
eISBN:
9780252051678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042812.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a detailed musical and cinematic analysis of Of Mice and Men, Copland’s first Hollywood film score. The discussion begins by outlining Copland’s interest in film and Hollywood, ... More


“The Goose Hangs High”

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter first focuses on The General Died at Dawn, a melodrama set amid the political turmoil of contemporary China, a collaboration with playwright Clifford Odets, a newcomer to Hollywood. ... More


Of Mice and Men: A Feminist Fragment on Animal Rights

Catharine A. Mackinnon

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents a feminist view on animal rights. It investigates why it is necessary for animals to be like people to be protected from them or to be entitled to their own lives, and presents ... More


Copland on Hollywood

Sally Bick

in Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042812
eISBN:
9780252051678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042812.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a critical discussion on Copland’s writings about film music, particularly the lecture he delivered at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) but also in his other publications, such ... More


Copland and the Cinematic West

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Aaron Copland's film career, which began in 1939 at the World's Fair in New York City. Copland got his “big break” when Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke approached him on ... More


Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler

Sally Bick

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042812
eISBN:
9780252051678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042812.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Unsettled Scores treats the Hollywood activities of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler, who were among the earliest modernist composers to negotiate the collision of the high/low dichotomy within these ... More


During and After the War, 1942–48

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

in The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter chronicles the events in Aaron Copeland's life throughout World War II up until its aftermath. Copeland returned to Hollywood in 1943, after the success of his film scores for Of Mice ... More


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