Knowledge Organization in Film Music and its Theatrical Origins
Recapitulation and Coda
Keywords:Musicological film studies, film music, melodrama, Kinothek, photoplay music, The Twilight Zone
The knowledge organization of film scores composed today reflects the history of repertoire practice systematized by the Kinothek (Cinema Library) of the silent era, which was based upon the melos of theatrical stage melodrama in the nineteenth century. Musicology can only benefit from understanding that system of knowledge organization and applying it to studying the practice of film scoring, past and present.
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