March 10: The Captive Viewer: Glamour and Desire in the Hollywood Musical

Don’t miss the first event of 2020!

Glamour is addictive. Hollywood stylists and music arrangers developed a fund of enhancement techniques so that visual, tactile and sonic surfaces could arouse inner desires. If we want to understand this experience better, how do we give in to its spell without letting our rational faculties drift off to sleep?

Our speaker, Lloyd Whitesell, will use musical production numbers from the classical studio era to illustrate how sound and image were shaped and styled to generate allure, encouraging particular frames of mind in the viewer.

March 10, 2020, 7:30 PM @ Schulich School of Music