Dyer’s “In the Space of a Song” essential for film and music buffs alike

book-cover-in-the-space-of-a-songFor those unfamiliar with the material discussed in the collected essays of Richard Dyer‘s In the Space of a Song: The Uses of Song In Film, I would highly suggest a viewing party before reading each section. While quite familiar with Meet Me In St. Louis, I was astounded at the depth to which Dyer gets with his dissection of the film. Having never seen A Star Is Born, I was hopelessly lost as to what Dyer was specifically referring. Having a fresh image of the films spoken of will make this a much easier read.
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