Roger Beebe,Jason Middleton,Kay Dickinson,Amy Herzog's Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones PDF

By Roger Beebe,Jason Middleton,Kay Dickinson,Amy Herzog

Music movies can be found on extra channels, in additional codecs, and in additional nations than ever sooner than. whereas MTV—the community that brought song video to such a lot viewers—is relocating clear of song video programming, different media advancements sign the toughness and dynamism of the shape. between those are the proliferation of niche-based cable and satellite tv for pc channels, the globalization of track video construction and programming, and the supply of movies not only on tv but in addition through mobile phones, DVDs, superior CDs, PDAs, and the web. within the context of this reworked media panorama, Medium Cool showcases a brand new new release of scholarship on song video. students of movie, media, and tune revisit and revise latest examine as they supply traditionally and theoretically expansive new views on track video as a cultural form.

The essays tackle a number themes, together with questions of authenticity, the strain among high-art affects and mass-cultural charm, the prehistory of song video, and the construction and dissemination of song movies outdoors the U.S.. one of the 13 essays are a attention of the way the rapper Jay-Z makes use of song video because the basic web site for appearing, solidifying, and discarding his a number of personas; an exam of the new emergence of indigenous song video construction in Papua New Guinea; and an research of the cultural concerns being negotiated inside of Finland’s constructing tune video undefined. participants discover precursors to modern tune video clips, together with Fifties song tv courses reminiscent of American Bandstand, Elvis’s the world over broadcast 1973 Aloha from Hawaii live performance, and sorts of brief musical movies that may be considered in “musical jukeboxes” of the Forties and Sixties. even if theorizing track video in connection to postmodernism or rethinking the relation among sound and the visible snapshot, the essays in Medium Cool reveal tune video as wealthy terrain for additional scholarly investigation.

Contributors. Roger Beebe, Norma Coates, Kay Dickinson, Cynthia Fuchs, Philip Hayward, Amy Herzog, Antti-Ville Kärjä, Melissa McCartney, Jason Middleton, Lisa Parks, Kip Pegley, Maureen Turim, Carol Vernallis, Warren Zanes

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