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Story-Music / Discourse-Music: Analyzing the Relationship between Placement and Function of Music in Films

Valerio Sbravatti
- Vol. 9, Iss: 3, pp 19-37
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In this article, the authors proposed a model to describe the positioning of music in films, which integrates the functional aspect of music with the diegetic/non-diegetic dichotomy.
Abstract
Many scholars have recently proposed new models to describe the positioning of music in films. The models attempt to improve on the “diegetic/ nondiegetic” dichotomy, but most of them lack some important elements. I believe the best way to approach this topic is by integrating it with the functional aspect of music in film narrative.

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