History of Film Music

ISBN-10: 0521010489

ISBN-13: 9780521010481

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mervyn Cooke

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"From silent cinema to the modern-day Hollywood blockbuster, this volume provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the major trends in the history of film music, and is the first study of film scoring to present a genuinely international perspective on the subject. The book: includes case studies of the national cinemas of the USA, UK, France, India, Italy, Japan and the early Soviet Union; contains 'behind the scenes' accounts of production and critical reception; provides detailed non-technical analyses of the interaction between image track and soundtrack in a wide range of film genres, styles and historical periods; covers technological developments and aesthetic issues; and is ideal for both students and film enthusiasts."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 586
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Preface
The 'silent' cinema
Sound on track
Hollywood's Golden Age: narrative cinema and the classical film score
Stage and screen
The mainstream divides: postwar horizons in Hollywood
'Never let it be mediocre': film music in the United Kingdom
Defectors to television: the documentary film Animation
Film music in France
Global highlights: early sound films in the Soviet Union
India: Bollywood and beyond
From Italy to Little Italy
Japan
Popular music in the cinema
Classical music in the cinema
State of the art: film music since the New Hollywood
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