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POP! Goes My Heart: The Sound of Specific and General Love in Romantic Comedies and Dramas

Dosser, Max (2021) POP! Goes My Heart: The Sound of Specific and General Love in Romantic Comedies and Dramas. Music and the Moving Image, 14 (3). pp. 46-60. ISSN 2167-8464

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This article argues the original compositions in the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics (2007) and the romantic drama A Star is Born (2018) illustrate the differing depictions of love in the two films—one rooted in the specificity of the on-screen relationship and the other more general and rooted in the emotion of the relationship—which reflect a distinctive positioning within their respective genres.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dosser, Maxmad382@pitt.edumad3820000-0001-5081-3294
Date: 9 November 2021
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Music and the Moving Image
Volume: 14
Number: 3
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Page Range: pp. 46-60
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.5406/musimoviimag.14.3.0046
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Communication: Rhetoric and Communication
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2167-8464
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2024 18:51
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2024 06:15


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