22 Fév “Play it again, Sam !”
Since the invention of the cinema in the 1890s, film entertained a complex relationship with songs in its various forms (aria, Lied, pop song, etc.). The liaison of song and film assumed many different shapes throughout the past century. From the illustrated song to early attempts of synchronizing film and sound to the first musicals to pop soundtracks of the 1960s and 70s to Tarantino’s illustrated soundtracks: songs can play crucial narrative roles in films and superimpose semantic layers on the film text. In addition to intrinsic audiovisual connections, economic aspects such as music’s suitability as a marketing tool, make both media the ideal collaborators. With the profession of the music supervisor on the rise, song placement in films is gaining more recognition both in- and outside the film industry.