Cooke, Mervyn. (2008) A history of film music /New York : Cambridge University Press,MLA Citation
Cooke, Mervyn. A History Of Film Music. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008. Print.
A history of film music /
|Main Author:||Cooke, Mervyn.|
|Published:||New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.|
|Topics:||Motion picture music - History and criticism.|
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|Physical Description:||xxi, 562 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -529) and indexes.
|Summary:||An introduction to the major trends in film scoring from the silent era to the present day, focusing not only on dominant Hollywood practices but also offering an international perspective by including case studies of the national cinemas of the UK, France, India, Italy, Japan, and the early Soviet Union. Includes overviews of film genres, modes of production and critical reception with descriptions of the interaction between image track and soundtrack in representative individual films. Separate sections are devoted to music in documentary and animated films, film musicals and the uses of popular and classical music in the cinema.The author analyzes the varying technological and aesthetic issues that have shaped the history of film music, and concludes with an account of the modern film composer's working practices.