The Palgrave Handbook of Music in Comedy Cinema
Emile Wennekes et al.
In The Palgrave Handbook of Music in Comedy Cinema, Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University) and Emilio Audissino (Linnaeus University) tackle the understudied relationship between music en comedy cinema by analysing nature, perception, and function of music from fresh perspectives.
Wennekes and Audissino’s approach is not only multidisciplinary, but also interdisciplinary in its close examination of how music and the other cinematic devices interact in the creation of comedy. The Palgrave Handbook of Music in Comedy Cinema addresses gender representation, national identities, and stylistic strategies and employs inputs from cultural studies, musicology, psychology, cognitivism, semiotics, formal and stylistic film analysis, and psychoanalysis. It is organised along the lines of theoretical investigations, music, and comedy within national cinemas, and exemplary case studies of films or authors.