Cover

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pp. 1-1

Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

It almost goes without saying that books are never written in isolation. This particular book is no different. It simply would not exist without the insights...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

On the opening weekend for one of Disney/Pixar’s more recent animated films, Up (2009), my wife and I settled into two theater seats located in the midst of a frenetically undulating sea of parents and young children...

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1. Music in the Films of Pixar Animation Studios

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pp. 13-42

In order to demonstrate the rich interpretive potential of film music analyses and to identify the principal concerns that will drive the remainder...

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2. A Theological Explanation of Pixar’s Film Music

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pp. 43-62

Given the possibility that Pixar’s films may be functioning in the contemporary world as the kinds of stories that individuals of all ages hold...

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3. The Form of Film Music

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pp. 63-92

With a bit of playful abandon, we opened our discussion with a demonstration of the ways in which film music presents us with possibilities...

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4. The Feel of Film Music

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pp. 93-126

Film music is so much more than a simple tool that filmmakers use to communicate a story effectively. It is also, for lack of a better word, “powerful...

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5. The Presence of Film Music

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pp. 127-152

A young woman once attended a film discussion group that I was hosting. Although I had never met her before, in a moment of seemingly perfunctory...

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6. The Spirit of Film Music

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pp. 153-180

If film music does indeed possess the capacity to mediate a firstorder encounter with some manner of t/Transcendence, then we have come...

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Conclusion

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pp. 181-194

More often than not, we are incapable of articulating the profound depth of the human experience. Certain losses, sufferings, and wounds lie beyond...

Notes

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pp. 195-238

Bibliography

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pp. 239-248

Indices

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pp. 249-253