Sounds of Fear and Wonder: Music in Cult TV

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An examination of development and innovation in musical scoring practices in largely US cult TV series from the 1990s to 2015, with case studies on The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, Supernatural, The Sopranos, Dexter, and Hannibal. Topics focus on differences between film and TV scoring practices; music for opening title and end credit sequences; thematic scoring in Buffy; music and vampires; TV musical episodes; music and fantasy in realistic dramas; and music and sound design in Hannibal.


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Number of pages215
ISBN (Electronic)9780857729408
ISBN (Print)9781784530280, 9781784530297
Publication statusPublished or Performed - Jul 2016

Publication series

NameInvestigating Cult TV
PublisherI. B. Tauris

Author keywords

  • cult television, music, media studies