Brian Wilson presents Smile!: En studie av omständigheterna kring Smileskivans nedläggning
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Calle Strand: Brian Wilson presents Smile! – a study of the circumstances surrounding theabandonment of Smile - Uppsala University, Department of Musicology, C-essay.
This essay is about the course of events that led to the abandonment of the Beach Boys albumSmile in 1967. The purpose of the essay is to differentiate the medial assumption of why Smilewas never released and also investigate to what extent media have influenced this assumption.The medial assumption is compared to actual events of the time of the abandonment andthe difference is then being discussed in a media-theoretical perspective.The theoretical framework is based on theories by Denis McQuail. His ideas aboutmedia's influences on the reception of its audience are of great importance for the essay andthe notions of agenga-setting and framing has a central role.Finally the conclusion is drawn that the medial assumption is a simplified and distortedexplanation to why Smile was never released. The actual events discover several alternativereasons, but media choose to focus on the assumption that gain them the most (they set theagenda and frame the information to their advantage) and present it as the only reason to theabandonment of Smile.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. , 50 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-153735OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-153735DiVA: diva2:417747