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Cozarinsky's La guerre d'un seul homme and musical categories : (Re)-framing Pfitzner, Strauss, Schreker, and Schoenberg cinematically (2017)
Book Chapter
Binns, A. (2018). Cozarinsky's La guerre d'un seul homme and musical categories : (Re)-framing Pfitzner, Strauss, Schreker, and Schoenberg cinematically. In N. Attfield, & B. Winters (Eds.), Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical EarTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

The framing of music, especially that of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is bound up not only with the effects of the two World Wars that (dis)figured the period but also with the discourse on musical value and identity within whic... Read More

'Sounding' Japanese : traditions of music in Japanese cinema (2017)
Book Chapter
Binns, A. (2017). 'Sounding' Japanese : traditions of music in Japanese cinema. In M. Mera, R. Sadoff, & B. Winters (Eds.), The Routledge companion to screen music and sound, 428-439. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

The cinema of Japan, known as nihon eiga [日本映画] is vast and is not easily encapsulated because of the wide range of cultural practices that have informed its identity, including the music it deployed. And yet, it arguably presents a distinctive s... Read More

Looking and listening : music and sound as visual trope in Ukiyo-e (2011)
Book Chapter
Binns, A. (2011). Looking and listening : music and sound as visual trope in Ukiyo-e. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). doi:10.4324/9780203629987

The word ukiyo-e comes from a combination of “Ukiyo” , which means “floating world,” and “e” , which means picture or image. So, ukiyo-e offer both a description of the world of Edo (present-day Tokyo)—in particular the pleasures, foods, daily life,... Read More

Women through music in golden age Hollywood cinema (2009)
Book
Binns, A. (2009). Women through music in golden age Hollywood cinema. Sound and music in film and visual media: an overview, 375 - 387. Continuum

Explores the ways in which classical Hollywood cinema used music, among other components, to encode the presence and aura of women and, in so doing, perpetuated entrenched models of female sexuality.Examples are provided from David Lean's 1945 film B... Read More

The development of film musicology: an overview (2009)
Book
Binns, A. (2009). The development of film musicology: an overview. Sound and music in film and visual media : an overview, 725 - 738. Continuum

Surveys some of the contributions to film music scholarship by musicologists who have, in the process, absorbed film music into the realm of traditional musicology.Among the scholars mentioned are David Neumeyer, James Buhler, Claudia Gorbman, Roy Pr... Read More

Daniel Goldmark, Lawrence Kramer, and Richard Leppert, eds, Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007), ISBN 978-0-520-25069-7 (hb), 978-0-520-25070-3 (pb) (2009)
Journal Article
BINNS, A. (2009). Daniel Goldmark, Lawrence Kramer, and Richard Leppert, eds, Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007), ISBN 978-0-520-25069-7 (hb), 978-0-520-25070-3 (pb). Twentieth-century music, 6(1), 122-126. doi:10.1017/s1478572210000101

Desiring the diegesis: music and self-seduction in the films of Wong Kar Wai (2008)
Book
Binns, A. (2008). Desiring the diegesis: music and self-seduction in the films of Wong Kar Wai. CineMusic?: constructing the film score, 127 - 140. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Examines Hong Kong art cinema, especially the work of film director Wong Kar-Wai, as a means of illustrating a use of music in film that puts a strain on the distinctions between diegetic music and its authoritative other, the non-diegetic, which hav... Read More