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Varda's Music
Music and the Moving Image (2008)
  • Claudia L. Gorbman, University of Washington Tacoma

Agnes Varda has produced films since 1954 that show prodigious inventiveness in their uses of images, sounds, and music. A "melomane", Varda has experimented with music ranging from classical to high modernism to pop and hip-hop in her films. The relationship between diegetic and nondiegetic plays a determining role in the elaboration of subjectivity in Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961) and what we might call the objectivity of Vagabond (1985).

  • Agnes Varda,
  • music,
  • film music,
  • Cleo from 5 to 7,
  • Vagabond,
  • Le Bonheur
Publication Date
Fall 2008
Citation Information
Claudia L. Gorbman. "Varda's Music" Music and the Moving Image Vol. 1 Iss. 3 (2008)
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