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Sounds of the Future: Essays on Music in Science Fiction Film



Covering titles ranging from Rocketship X-M (1950) to Wall-E (2008), these insightful essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey specific compositions utilized in science fiction movies; Broadway’s relationship with the genre; science fiction elements in popular songs; the conveyance of subjectivity and identity through music; and such individual composers as Richard Strauss (2001: A Space Odyssey)…


Sounds Of The Future

Pub Date : 2010-03-09 | Author : Mathew J. Bartkowiak | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 0786456507
ISBN 13 : 9780786456505

"These essays measure the relationship between music and science fiction film from a variety of academic perspectives. Thematic sections survey compositions utilized in science fic..


Music In Science Fiction Television

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Kevin J. Donnelly | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9780415641074
ISBN 13 : 0415641071

The music for science fiction television programs, like music for science fiction films, is often highly distinctive, introducing cutting-edge electronic music and soundscapes. The..


The Oxford Handbook Of Science Fiction

Pub Date : 2014-09-01 | Author : Rob Latham | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199838851
ISBN 13 : 0199838852

The excitement of possible futures found in science fiction has long fired the human imagination, but the genre's acceptance by academe is relatively recent. No longer marginalized..


Afrofuturism And Black Sound Studies

Pub Date : 2017-11-06 | Author : Erik Steinskog | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319660417
ISBN 13 : 3319660411

This book interrogates the meeting point between Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies. Whereas Afrofuturism is often understood primarily in relation to science fiction and specula..


Teaching History With Musicals

Pub Date : 2017-01-26 | Author : Kathryn Edney | Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN 10 : 9781442278431
ISBN 13 : 1442278439

Popular media has become a common means by which students understand both the present and the past. Consequently, more teachers are using various forms of popular culture as pedago..



Off The Planet

Pub Date : 2004 | Author : Philip Hayward | Publisher : Indiana University Press

ISBN 10 : 0861966449
ISBN 13 : 9780861966448

This volume features a collection of essays on a variety of topics relating to music, sound and science fiction cinema by academics from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the ..


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