Emilio Audissino

Researcher in Film Studies, University of Southampton

Emilio Audissino is a filmmaker and film scholar. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pisa and his research interests are Hollywood cinema, Italian cinema, film style, film dubbing, and film music. He holds a Vice Chancellor's Award in Film at the University of Southampton where he is working on a new approach to the analysis of music in films from a film scholar's perspective.

Among his publications: 'John Williams, 'Star Wars' and the Canonization of Hollywood Film Music'; 'Childhood in Steven Spielberg's Cinema'; 'John Williams, the Boston Pops Orchestra and Film Music in Concert'; 'Italian Doppiaggio. Dubbing in Italy: Some Notes and (In)famous examples'; 'The Aesthetic Cost of Marketing. The Economical Motivation of Pop Songs in Films'; 'Metropolis, a Never-ending Story'; 'Overruling a Romantic Prejudice. Forms and Formats of Film Music in Concert Programs'; 'Dubbing as a Formal Interference. Reflections and Examples.'

He is the author of John Williams's Film Music: 'Jaws', 'Star Wars', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and the Return of the Classical Hollywood Film Music Style (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), the first English-language monograph on the composer.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Film Studies, University of Southampton


  • 2012 
    University of Pisa, PhD in History of Visual and Performing Arts (Film Programme)