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‘We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes. Haven't You?’ Musical Empathy in Hitchcock's Psycho

‘We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes. Haven't You?’ Musical Empathy in Hitchcock's Psycho This essay explores a web of cognised and embodied empathies that emerge while watching Hitchcock's Psycho, focusing on the role of musical empathy as it relates to Marion Crane's story. Drawing on work on empathetic music in film music studies, I explore how the actors, the characters, the musical score and the filmic audience are drawn together by a ‘sigh’ figure, a symbolic gesture that unifies the soundtrack. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

‘We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes. Haven't You?’ Musical Empathy in Hitchcock's Psycho

Music Analysis , Volume 37 (1) – Jan 1, 2018

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Wiley
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Music Analysis © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN
0262-5245
eISSN
1468-2249
DOI
10.1111/musa.12108
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Abstract

This essay explores a web of cognised and embodied empathies that emerge while watching Hitchcock's Psycho, focusing on the role of musical empathy as it relates to Marion Crane's story. Drawing on work on empathetic music in film music studies, I explore how the actors, the characters, the musical score and the filmic audience are drawn together by a ‘sigh’ figure, a symbolic gesture that unifies the soundtrack.

Journal

Music AnalysisWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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