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Alex North, film composer : a biography, with musical analyses of A streetcar named desire, Spartacus, the misfits, Under the volcano, and Prizzi's honor

Author: Sanya Shoilevska Henderson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alex North (1910-1991) was one of America's most renowned film composers. He developed his career in Hollywood over a 40 year period, from the early fifties to his death, and enhanced and enriched over 60 major motion pictures, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, to name a few. He accumulated 15 Oscar nominations, and received the Lifetime Achievement Oscar for his
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Alex North; Alex North; Alex North; Alex North
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sanya Shoilevska Henderson
ISBN: 0786414707 9780786414703
OCLC Number: 52166335
Description: xiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: North's life and career --
Musical analyses.
Responsibility: Sanya Shoilevska Henderson ; foreword by John Williams.
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