The Soundtracks of Woody Allen

The Soundtracks of Woody Allen

This comprehensive guide covers all of the music used in Woody Allen's films from Take the Money and Run (1969) to Match Point (2005). Each film receives scene-by-scene analysis with a focus on how Allen utilized music.

Author: Adam Harvey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786429684

Category: Music

Page: 228

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This comprehensive guide covers all of the music used in Woody Allen's films from Take the Money and Run (1969) to Match Point (2005). Each film receives scene-by-scene analysis with a focus on how Allen utilized music.
Categories: Music

Film Music in the Sound Era

Film Music in the Sound Era

“Walking, Talking, Singing, Exploding ... and Silence: Chantal Akerman's Soundtracks.” Film Quarterly 70, no. 1 (Fall 2016): 39–47. Discusses News from Home, Toute une nuit, Je tu il elle, and D'Est. Albou, Karin See E221. Allen, Woody ...

Author: Jonathan Rhodes Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000091281

Category: Music

Page: 1096

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Film Music in the Sound Era: A Research and Information Guide offers a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on music in sound film (1927–2017). Thematically organized sections cover historical studies, studies of musicians and filmmakers, genre studies, theory and aesthetics, and other key aspects of film music studies. Broad coverage of works from around the globe, paired with robust indexes and thorough cross-referencing, make this research guide an invaluable tool for all scholars and students investigating the intersection of music and film. This guide is published in two volumes: Volume 1: Histories, Theories, and Genres covers overviews, historical surveys, theory and criticism, studies of film genres, and case studies of individual films. Volume 2: People, Cultures, and Contexts covers individual people, social and cultural studies, studies of musical genre, pedagogy, and the industry. A complete index is included in each volume.
Categories: Music

Woody Allen and Philosophy

Woody Allen and Philosophy

8 “You Don't Deserve Cole Porter”: Love and Music According to Woody Allen JAMES B. SOUTH There are many features typical of a Woody Allen movie: the use of New York as a kind of character; the hyper-intellectual conversation; ...

Author: Mark T. Conard

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697469

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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Fifteen philosophers representuing different schools of thought answer the question what is Woody Allen trying to say in his films? And why should anyone care? Focusing on different works and varied aspects of Allen's multifaceted output, these essays explore the philosophical undertones of Anne Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Manhattan, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy and reminds us that just because the universe is meaningless and life is pointless is no reason to commit suicide.
Categories: Philosophy

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Thus we see him very early in his career experimenting with soundtrack, using it to alter the meaning of a film, and radically changing the viewer's perception of what is seen on the screen. Soundtrack, for Allen, is already much more ...

Author: Kimball King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135670535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

Since Allen prefers old recordings of songs, naturally sometimes the quality of the music is scratchy or worn. When the movie requires a fresh interpretation of popular music from the past, such pianists as Dick Hyman or Bernie Deighton ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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This reference work consists of entries on every film, television, stage, and literary work by Woody Allen. The volume also includes entries on people (actors, producers, writers, etc.) who have worked with Allen as well as various topics (acting roles, awards, themes, film locations, etc.).
Categories: Performing Arts

Opera as Soundtrack

Opera as Soundtrack

Chapter 3 Opera in Woody Allen's Match Point “Allen—Woody, that is—manages to be both irreverent and absolutely true to the music and the spirit of the work ... But what is perhaps most surprising about Allen's production, ...

Author: Jeongwon Joe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317085485

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Filmmakers' fascination with opera dates back to the silent era but it was not until the late 1980s that critical enquiries into the intersection of opera and cinema began to emerge. Jeongwon Joe focusses primarily on the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces in film, effects which differ from other types of soundtrack music, such as jazz or symphony. These effects are examined from three perspectives: peculiar qualities of the operatic voice; various properties commonly associated with opera, such as excess, otherness or death; and multifaceted tensions between opera and cinema - for instance, opera as live, embodied, high art and cinema as technologically mediated, popular entertainment. Joe argues that when opera excerpts are employed on soundtracks they tend to appear at critical moments of the film, usually associated with the protagonists, and the author explores why it is opera, not symphony or jazz, that accompanies poignant scenes like these. Joe's film analysis focuses on the time period of the post-1970s, which is distinguished by an increase of opera excerpts on soundtracks to blockbuster titles, the commercial recognition of which promoted the production of numerous opera soundtrack CDs in the following years. Joe incorporates an empirical methodology by examining primary sources such as production files, cue-sheets and unpublished interviews with film directors and composers to enhance the traditional hermeneutic approach. The films analysed in her book include Woody Allen’s Match Point, David Cronenberg’s M. Butterfly, and Wong Kar-wai’s 2046.
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The Films of Woody Allen

The Films of Woody Allen

Dialogue as well as interior and spoken monologues articulate Allen's woes , worries , and wants . The soundtrack invariably establishes a distinctive Allen ambiance that suggests a love for classical music , jazz , and traditional ...

Author: Sam B. Girgus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521009294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

In the fifteen years since Reluctant Film Art was published, it's difficult to tell whether Woody Allen's fifteen films have changed more substantially or the cinematic context in which they are regarded is more significantly altered.

Author: Peter J. Bailey

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813167701

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 426

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For five decades, no American filmmaker has been as prolific—or as paradoxical—as Woody Allen. From Play It Again, Sam (1972) to Midnight in Paris (2011) and Blue Jasmine (2013), Allen has produced an average of one film a year; yet in many of these movies Allen reveals a progressively skeptical attitude toward both the value of art and the cultural contributions of artists. In this second edition Peter J. Bailey extends his classic study to consider Allen's work during the twenty-first century. He illuminates how the director's decision to leave New York to shoot in European cities such as London, Paris, Rome, and Barcelona has affected his craft. He also explores Allen's shift toward younger actors and interprets the evolving critical reaction to his films—authoritatively demonstrating why the director's lifelong project of moviemaking remains endlessly deserving of careful attention.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinema as Weather

Cinema as Weather

Stig Bjorkman, Woody Allen on Woody Allen (New York: Grove Press, 1993), 184. Ibid., 186. Ibid., 184. Ibid., 187. So lulling is this music, in fact, that Pauline Kael rails against his clichéd choice: “The opening music . . . is like ...

Author: Kristi McKim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415894128

Category: Art

Page: 217

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How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through analysis of films ranging from The Wizard of Oz to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, from Citizen Kane to In the Mood for Love, Kristi McKim calls our attention to the ways that we read our atmospheres both within and beyond the movies. Building upon meteorological definitions of weather's dynamism and volatility, this book shows how film weather can reveal character interiority, accelerate plot development, inspire stylistic innovation, comprise a momentary attraction, convey the passage of time, and idealize the world at its greatest meaning-making capacity (unlike our weather, film weather always happens on time, whether for tumultuous, romantic, violent, suspenseful, or melodramatic ends). Akin to cinema's structuring of ephemera, cinematic weather suggests aesthetic control over what is fleeting, contingent, wildly environmental, and beyond human capacity to tame. This first book-length study of such a meteorological and cinematic affinity casts film weather as a means of artfully and mechanically conquering contingency through contingency, of taming weather through a medium itself ephemeral and enduring. Using film theory, history, formalist/phenomenological analysis, and eco-criticism, this book casts cinema as weather, insofar as our skies and screens become readable through our interpretation of changing phenomena.
Categories: Art

Schubert s Late Music

Schubert s Late Music

Indeed, Allen's familiarity with this music, which long predatedCrimes and Misdemeanors, was such that when it occurred to him to fill up the suggestive signs of Schubert's ... 12 Quoted in Harvey, The Soundtracks of Woody Allen, 43.

Author: Lorraine Byrne Bodley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316453759

Category: Music

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Schubert's late music has proved pivotal for the development of diverse fields of musical scholarship, from biography and music history to the theory of harmony. This collection addresses current issues in Schubert studies including compositional technique, the topical issue of 'late' style, tonal strategy and form in the composer's instrumental music, and musical readings of the 'postmodern' Schubert. Offering fresh approaches to Schubert's instrumental and vocal works and their reception, this book argues that the music that the composer produced from 1822–8 is central to a paradigm shift in the history of music during the nineteenth century. The contributors provide a timely reassessment of Schubert's legacy, assembling a portrait of the composer that is very different from the sentimental Schubert permeating nineteenth-century culture and the postmodern Schubert of more recent literature.
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A Companion to Woody Allen

A Companion to Woody Allen

In Match Point Allen rids his work of any such distancing irony or diffusion of its appalling implications. The mesh of a film with its music always matters to Allen, but never - even in Everyone Says I Love You and Sweet and Lowdown ...

Author: Peter J. Bailey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118514832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

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Edited by two renowned Allen experts, A Companion to WoodyAllen presents a collection of 26 original essays on thedirector’s films. Contributions offer a number of divergentcritical perspectives while expanding the contexts in which hiswork is understood. A timely companion by the authors of two of the most importantbooks on Allen to date Illuminates the films of Woody Allen from a number of divergentcritical perspectives Explores the contexts in which his work should beunderstood Assesses Allen’s remarkable filmmaking career from itsearly beginnings and investigates the conflicts and contradictionsthat suffuse it Discusses Allen’s recognition as a global cinematicfigure
Categories: Performing Arts

Music in the Films of Woody Allen

Music in the Films of Woody Allen

- This thesis is an exploration of the use and effects of public domain music in the films of Woody Allen.

Author: Alexander Binns

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:863599349

Category: Incidental music

Page: 550

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Categories: Incidental music

Musicals

Musicals

Woody Allen's films thus become meta - musicals , soundtracks that hold in balance contrasting musical styles which alternately drive the action , and look forward to its narrative resolution . The swing music that connotes action is ...

Author: Bill Marshall

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841500038

Category: Music

Page: 187

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The profound influence of the Hollywood musical across geographical and cultural boundaries has long been neglected. This original collection of essays seeks to initiate a new critical debate by approaching classic Hollywood films from perspectives such as 'musicology'. Broadening the scope of previous studies, this volume also examines the manner in which European cinema appropriated the musical to create new meanings. It provides an innovative reading of the influence of the musical on youth culture, and its endorsement in modern dance movies and the music video. The volume covers the themes of: • Music and Structure • Classical Hollywood Musical Cinematic Practice • Star Texts • European Musical Forms • Minority Identities • Youth Cultures This is an entertaining and valuable text for students on degree courses in Film and Music. Thought-provoking and authoritative, it will also be a welcome resource for those researching and teaching in the area.
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Focus On 100 Most Popular United States National Film Registry Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular United States National Film Registry Films

The Soundtracks of Woody Allen: A Complete Guide to the Songs and Music in Every Film, 1969-2005 . Herzogenrath, Bernd (May 20, 2009). The Films of Edgar G. Ulmer . Johnson, Rian (2011). "Annie Hall (Interview by Robert K. Elder.)".

Author: Wikipedia contributors

Publisher: e-artnow sro

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Chronology of American Popular Music 1900 2000

Chronology of American Popular Music  1900 2000

During that span, the Spoonful released eight hit albums—including the soundtracks to Woody Allen's What's Up, TigerLily? (Kama Sutra 8053; 1966) and Francis Ford Coppola's You're a Big Boy Now (Kama Sutra 8058; ...

Author: Frank Hoffmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135868857

Category: Music

Page: 552

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The field of Popular Music Studies is growing, but still lacks some basic reference materials. The Chronology of American Popular Music, 1899-2000 fills this gap by offering a comprehensive overview of the field. It will be a must-own for libraries and individuals interested in this growing field of research.
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The International Who s Who in Popular Music 2002

The International Who s Who in Popular Music 2002

Career : TPT with Benny Goodman , 1985–86 , with Buck Clayton , 1986–90 ; Concord Recording Artist , 1993– ; Written several suites for Carnegie Hall Jazz Band ; Performed on soundtracks of 3 Woody Allen films .

Author: Andy Gregory

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1857431618

Category: Musicians

Page: 12

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TheInternational Who's Who in Popular Music 2002offers comprehensive biographical information covering the leading names on all aspects of popular music. It brings together the prominent names in pop music as well as the many emerging personalities in the industry, providing full biographical details on pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world and country artists. Over 5,000 biographical entries include major career details, concerts, recordings and compositions, honors and contact addresses. Wherever possible, information is obtained directly from the entrants to ensure accuracy and reliability. Appendices include details of record companies, management companies, agents and promoters. The reference also details publishers, festivals and events and other organizations involved with music.
Categories: Musicians

Sonatas Screams and Silence

Sonatas  Screams  and Silence

Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman Alexis Luko ... Listening to Stanley Kubrick: The Music in his Films. ... The Soundtracks of Woody Allen: A Complete Guide to the Songs and Music in Every Film, 1969–2005.

Author: Alexis Luko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135022747

Category: Music

Page: 292

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Sonatas, Screams, and Silence: Music and Sound in the Films of Ingmar Bergman is the first musical examination of Bergman’s style as an auteur filmmaker. It provides a comprehensive examination of all three aspects (music, sound effects, and voice) of Bergman’s signature soundtrack-style. Through examinations of Bergman’s biographical links to music, the role of music, sound effects, silence, and voice, and Bergman’s working methods with sound technicians, mixers, and editors, this book argues that Bergman’s soundtracks are as superbly developed as his psychological narratives and breathtaking cinematography. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book bridges the fields of music, sound, and film.
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The Essence of Music

The Essence of Music

... seen him in person, but did hear him performing on the soundtrack of woody Allen's movi-sweet and Lowdown what stood out about his guitar playing was the smoothness of his technique -- most like silk. There was a flawle-quality that ...

Author: Dr. Len Bergantino Ed.D. Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796029154

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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Do you think that some slug who looks very professional who "whispers" an occasional interpretation to you five times a week for 7 years can make one bit of difference in your life or does such a psychotoxic slug called a psychoanalyst merely stick you in an emotional toilet bowl for seven years having the cumulative result of turning you into a hopeless bastard who will never turn the tragic corner in his or her life? Can your analyst analyze an archaic liquid symbiotic or an osmotic transference, or can they even recognize this phenomena in order to analyze it? If the psychoanalyst cannot analyze these transferences they can't do an analysis! I used to get "good faith" patients who had the balls to work on the cutting edge at the same time I did because they had had combinations of twenty years of two seven year analyses plus several briefer psychotheraphies, only to be as crazy as the day they walked in! (-$200,000.00) As Dr. Donald Rinsley, M.D., fellow-American College of Psychoanalysts wrote about me, my work has both a healing effect and affect. Patients used to pay me six months in advance to hold the time open because I was irreplaceable; I was the only one who could analyze the psychotic core of the personality and I was the only who could actually do what Dr. Wilfred R. Bion, MRCS (Medical Royal College of Surgeons) wrote about analyzing the psychotic core of the personality/ As I am seventy-six years old, I have written five books that must be read and digested in their entirety. As these books are the thing-in-itself they will transform the reader into the kinds of analyst, patient and psychotherapist who can make a difference in helping people turn the tragic corner in their lives! In other words, these five books are analysis! These books were written to be around for a few hundred years and were directly guided by the Almighty! By: Dr. LEN BERGANTINO, Ed. D.(USC), Ph.D., A.B.P.P. The Essence of Music: Musicality, Pure Sound, the Art of Melody and Inner Peace They say that music is the international language, but what is music? For the Bergantino-Bredice family, music was the family business. In terms of what kind of music you listen to, my father, Dan Bergantino, always told me, “If you put shit in, shit will come out!” That is, it will reflect when you play music. My cousin Louis Bredice told me, “When I first started playing Jazz, I played a lot of notes. Then I realized that all I needed were the right ones.” My cousin Freddie Bredice had the fastest technique on guitar I had ever seen. The first time I met him was on a gig in 1967. His speed was blinding, faster than a speeding bullet! I was leaning against a wooden beam next to him, and when he finished, I said, “You must be cousin Fred.” He said, “Yeah, I don’t play chords! It fucks up your hands!” Freddie was one of Joe Diorio’s guitar teachers, and Joe said he still has nightmares about Freddie’s speed! Joe was known as the best jazz guitar player in the world of guitar players. I got him to play songs again in a CD entitled Falling in Love where I played mandolin, and Joe accompanied me on guitar. This is a multi-purpose book, just like the previously published book entitled “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” which had more to do with human growth than motorcycle maintenance. This book is a natural model for how musicians, as human beings, deal with each other, thereby providing a baseline for humans in answering Shakespeare’s question, “To be or not to be!” Further, this book is substantive and full of depth, enough to be used in music schools no matter what musical genre since it focuses on musicality, pure sound, the art of musicality, and peace. It can be utilized in the psychotherapeutic arts, and its content is healing in nature. The Reverend Dr. Len Bergantino Professional Musician from 1196–2012 (Age: 56–70) Musician’s Local 47 American Federation of Musicians
Categories: Psychology