Music Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

... was represented most poignantly in the series not through noise and music but through the gaps and silences.3 in the original Buffy film (1992), Whedon himself twice articulates the link between silence and death using Hamlet's ...

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Author: JanetK. Halfyard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351557023

Category: Music

Page: 304

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The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound, and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately covered area of research - the many roles of music in contemporary television. In addressing this significant gap, this book provides an exemplary overview of the functions of music and sound in the interpretation of a television show. This is done through analyses that focus on scoring and source music, the title theme, the music production process, the critically acclaimed musical episode (voted number 13 in Channel Four's One Hundred Greatest Musicals), the symbolic and dramatic use of silence, and the popular reception of the show by its international fan base. In keeping with contemporary trends in the study of popular musics, a variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, specifically employing critique, musical analysis, industry studies, and hermeneutics.

The Whedonverse Catalog

Music, Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, edited by Paul Attinello, et al., Ashgate, 2010, pp. 235–4 . Bach, Jacqueline. “Not Just Another Love Song: Buffy's Music as Representation of Emerging Adulthood.

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Author: Don Macnaughtan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670591

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 270

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"The author describes all of Whedon's work, covering both the original texts of the Whedonverse, along with secondary materials focusing on Whedon's projects, including 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations"--

Joss Whedon vs the Horror Tradition

Ed. by Emily Dial-Driver, Sally Emmons-Featherston, Jim Ford, and Carolyn Anne Taylor (London: McFarland, 2008), 38–54; Katy Stevens, “Battling the Buzz: Contesting Sonic Codes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” in Music, Sound, and Silence ...

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Author: Kristopher Karl Woofter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786735416

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Although ostensibly presented as “light entertainment,” the work of writer-director-producer Joss Whedon takes much dark inspiration from the horror genre to create a unique aesthetic and perform a cultural critique. Featuring monsters, the undead, as well as drawing upon folklore and fairy tales, his many productions both celebrate and masterfully repurpose the traditions of horror for their own means. Woofter and Jowett's collection looks at how Whedon revisits existing feminist tropes in the '70s and '80s “slasher” craze via Buffy the Vampire Slayer to create a feminist saga; the innovative use of silent cinema tropes to produce a new fear-laden, film-television intertext; postmodernist reflexivity in Cabin in the Woods; as well as exploring new concepts on “cosmic dread” and the sublime for a richer understanding of programmes Dollhouse and Firefly. Chapters provide the historical context of horror as well as the particular production backgrounds that by turns support, constrain or transform this mode of filmmaking. Informed by a wide range of theory from within philosophy, film studies, queer studies, psychoanalysis, feminism and other fields, the expert contributions to this volume prove the enduring relevance of Whedon's genre-based universe to the study of film, television, popular culture and beyond.

Sounds of Fear and Wonder

Sound Theory/Sound Practice. London: Routledge. Attinello, Paul, Janet K. Halfyard and Vanessa Knights (eds) (2010). Music, Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing. Bauer, Amy (2010).

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Author: Janet K. Halfyard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857729408

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 941

Characters and plot developments, similarly, are enhanced by their musical accompaniment. The different scoring strategies employed in supernatural and horror-based genres, comprising for example True Blood and Supernatural, are considered alongside cult shows set in our reality, such as Dexter, The Sopranos and 24. These discussions are complimented by in-depth case studies of musical approaches in two high-profile series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Hannibal. Written from a musicological standpoint but fully accessible to non-musicologists, the book significantly advances television and music studies.

The Buffyverse Catalog

A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992–2010 Don Macnaughtan. Costa, Allie. “Part of Something: Or, ... Music, Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Author: Don Macnaughtan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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This bibliographic guide covers the “Buffyverse”—the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest and most inclusive work of its kind. The author organizes and describes both the original texts of the Buffyverse (episodes, DVDs, novels, comic books, games, and more) and the secondary materials created about the shows, including books, essays, articles, documentaries, dissertations, fan production and websites. This vast and diverse collection of information about these two seminal shows and their feature-film forebear provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive survey of the subject.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2010, pp. 149–163. 3876. Cover, Rob. “Bliss and Time: Death, Drugs, and Posthumanism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Slayage: The Journal of ...

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Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

View: 101

This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Music In Video Games

Elisabeth Weis, The Silent Scream_ Alfred Hitchcock's Sound Track (Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University ... “And the Rest is Silence: Silence and Death as Motifs in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” in Music, Sound, and Silence in ...

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Author: K.J. Donnelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134692118

Category: Music

Page: 246

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From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies, the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, to investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.

Sounds of Fear and Wonder

Written from a musicological standpoint but fully accessible to non-musicologists, the book significantly advances television and music studies.

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Author: Janet K. Halfyard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857727367

Category: Music

Page: 232

View: 467

Characters and plot developments, similarly, are enhanced by their musical accompaniment. The different scoring strategies employed in supernatural and horror-based genres, comprising for example True Blood and Supernatural, are considered alongside cult shows set in our reality, such as Dexter, The Sopranos and 24. These discussions are complimented by in-depth case studies of musical approaches in two high-profile series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Hannibal. Written from a musicological standpoint but fully accessible to non-musicologists, the book significantly advances television and music studies.

Reading Joss Whedon

“Love, Death, Curses, and Reverses (in E minor): Music, Gender, and Identity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.” In Music, Sound, and Silence in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” edited by Paul Attinello, Janet K. Halfyard, ...

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Author: Rhonda V. Wilcox

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815633648

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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In an age when geek chic has come to define mainstream pop culture, few writers and producers inspire more admiration and response than Joss Whedon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Much Ado About Nothing, from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to The Avengers, the works of Whedon have been the focus of increasing academic attention. This collection of articles represents some of the best work covering a wide array of topics that clarify Whedon's importance, including considerations of narrative and visual techniques, myth construction, symbolism, gender, heroism, and the business side of television. The editors argue that Whedon's work is of both social and aesthetic significance; that he creates "canonical television." He is a master of his artistic medium and has managed this success on broadcast networks rather than on cable. From the focus on a single episode to the exploration of an entire season, from the discussion of a particular narrative technique to a recounting of the history of Whedon studies, this collection will both entertain and educate those exploring Whedon scholarship for the first time and those planning to teach a course on his works.

Music in Television

foregrounds the neglect of music in animation in general, despite the fine work of Daniel Goldmark regarding the ... to the academic reception of its music is the 2010 volume Music, Sound, and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ...

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Author: James Deaville

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136826368

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 160

Music in Television is a collection of essays examining television’s production of meaning through music in terms of historical contexts, institutional frameworks, broadcast practices, technologies, and aesthetics. It presents the reader with overviews of major genres and issues, as well as specific case studies of important television programs and events. With contributions from a wide range of scholars, the essays range from historical-analytical surveys of TV sound and genre designations to studies of the music in individual programs, including South Park and Dr. Who.