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A history of film music /

Mervyn Cooke.

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Main Author: Cooke, Mervyn.
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Topics: Motion picture music - History and criticism.
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245 12|aA history of film music /|cMervyn Cooke.
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300 |axxi, 562 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (p. [511]-529) and indexes.
505 0 |aThe 'silent' cinema -- Sound on track -- Hollywood's Golden Age : narrative cinema and the classical film score -- Stage and screen -- The mainstream divides : post-war 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.
520 |aAn 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.
650 0|aMotion picture music|xHistory and criticism.
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