Ulster University Logo

Renegotiating the Overture: The Use of Sound and Music in the Opening Sequences of A Single Man and Shame

Melvin, Adam (2016) Renegotiating the Overture: The Use of Sound and Music in the Opening Sequences of A Single Man and Shame. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 403-419. ISBN 978-1137516794 [Book section]

[img] Text - Published Version
1MB

URL: http://www.palgrave.com/la/book/9781137516794

Abstract

Melvin explores the concept of the cinematic overture, addressing the broader interpretations of the term within current and classical filmic practices. The chapter focuses on two films—Tom Ford’s A Single Man (2009) and Steve McQueen’s Shame (2011)—and in particular their opening sequences, neither of which constitutes an overture in the conventional sense, yet nonetheless seems to embrace many of its preconceived functional and aesthetic connotations. By considering the integration of sound, music and image in each example, Melvin offers a more holistic reading of the overture that renegotiates its established notions within the vernacular of contemporary cinema.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Overture, music, sound, film, diegesis, Shame, A Single Man, Tom Ford (director), Steve McQueen (director),
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:36869
Deposited By: Dr Adam Melvin
Deposited On:07 Mar 2017 09:25
Last Modified:07 Mar 2017 09:25

Repository Staff Only: item control page