The singing voice in contemporary cinema

Diane Hughes, Mark Evans

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This contextual analysis of singing traditions in film situates singing and its expressive capabilities in ways that inform the development of a taxonomy of cinematic singing. This taxonomy is complemented with an overview of the volume’s contributions that respectively encompass vocality, cultural considerations, industry signifiers and character/agency revelation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe singing voice in contemporary cinema
EditorsDiane Hughes, Mark Evans
Place of PublicationSouth Yorkshire
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781781797389
ISBN (Print)9781781794456, 9781781791127
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • singing
  • music
  • song
  • film


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