Renaissance or afterlife? Nostalgia in the new jazz films

Heile, B. (2018) Renaissance or afterlife? Nostalgia in the new jazz films. In: Gebhardt, N., Rustin-Paschal, N. and Whyton, T. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies. Series: Routledge music companions. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 423-431. ISBN 9781138231160

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After many years of dormancy, the jazz film appears to have returned to vibrant life with such titles as Whiplash (2014), Miles Ahead (2015), Born to be Blue (2015), and La La Land (2016). Reading these movies in the context of the history of the genre of jazz film, I argue, however, that what these films celebrate is not jazz’s present as a living art but its past, its afterlife.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heile, Professor Bjorn
Authors: Heile, B.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies: 423-431
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