22. From Mountain Songs to Silvery Moonlight

Some Notes on Music in Chinese Cinema

  1. Yingjin Zhang2,3
  1. Jerome Silbergeld

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch22

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A

How to Cite

Silbergeld, J. (2012) From Mountain Songs to Silvery Moonlight, in A Companion to Chinese Cinema, A (ed Y. Zhang), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355994.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of California, San Diego, USA

  2. 3

    Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Author Information

  1. Princeton University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330298

Online ISBN: 9781444355994

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Keywords:

  • Chinese cinema, From Mountain Songs to Silvery Moonlight;
  • Silbergeld, on lyrics than the melody, distinctive of Chinese cinema;
  • Chinese and Western film and music, mutual across genres, periods;
  • serious Chinese films, loosely considered “musicals”;
  • Yellow Earth, the turning point in Chinese film history;
  • strategic placement of songs and films’ thematic, justifying the “musical”;
  • Yellow Earth, opening doors to a new, liberated era of filmmaking;
  • Old Well, sound into music, a film on youths’ social efforts;
  • Chinese folk music, understanding a film, being an understanding of its music;
  • Western classics, a telling role in Yi Yi, and transferred identities

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