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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Wednesday, June 14 • 13:00 - 14:00
LP Todd Berliner: Bursting into Song in the Hollywood Musical

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This presentation traces the history and aesthetic experience of the convention that characters in Hollywood musicals spontaneously burst into song without realistic motivation. The convention emerged in 1929 and largely vanished by 1960. Illustrated with clips from The Jazz Singer, Love Me Tonight, Top Hat, and other films, the presentation studies how filmmakers developed novel conventions that exploited the aesthetic possibilities of song in cinema. 

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Todd Berliner

Professor of Film Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Keywords: Film aesthetics, style, and storytelling.Todd Berliner, Professor of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, teaches film aesthetics, narration, and style and American film history. He is an SCSMI fellow and officer and the author of Hollywood Aesthetic... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 13:00 - 14:00 EEST
A-301 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki