The Dance Hall, Nazi Germany, and Hell: Accruing Meaning through Filmic Uses of Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing"
Abstract

Abstract:

Benny Goodman's "Sing Sing Sing" has been used in a number of films since its first recording. Examining these filmic uses reveals the manner in which period music accumulates meanings. Furthermore, it gives us greater understanding of the roles pre-existing music plays in narrative filmmaking.