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Author Bang, Derrick, 1955- author.

Title Crime and spy jazz on screen, 1950-1970 : a history and discography / Derrick Bang ; foreword by Cheryl Pawelski.

Publication Info. Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.542 BAN    Available
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Description ix, 312 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300), discography (pages 266-289) and index.
Summary ""Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn theme. Lalo Schifrin's Mission: Impossible theme. John Barry's arrangement of the James Bond theme. These iconic melodies have remained a part of the pop culture landscape since their debuts in the late 1950s and early '60s: a "golden decade" that highlighted an era when movie studios and TV production companies employed full orchestral ensembles to provide a jazz backdrop for the suspenseful adventures of secret agents, private detectives, cops, spies and heist-minded criminals. Hundreds of additional films and television shows made during this period were propelled by similarly swinging title themes and underscores, many of which have (undeservedly) faded into obscurity. This meticulously researched book traces the embryonic use of jazz in mainstream entertainment from the early 1950s-when conservative viewers still considered this genre "the devil's music"-to its explosive heyday throughout the 1960s."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
Jazz in motion pictures.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Crime films -- History and criticism.
Spy films -- History and criticism.
Television music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781476667478 (paperback)

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