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Film music : a very short introduction

Author: Kathryn Marie Kalinak
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Series: Very short introductions.
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Film music is as old as cinema itself. Years before synchronized sound became the norm, projected moving images were shown to musical accompaniment, whether performed by a lone piano player or a hundred-piece orchestra. Today film music has become its own industry, indispensable to the marketability of movies around the world. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction is a compact, lucid, and thoroughly engaging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kalinak, Kathryn Marie, 1952-
Film music.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009022731
(OCoLC)370387981
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Marie Kalinak
ISBN: 9780199707973 0199707979 9780199746040 0199746044
OCLC Number: 550612857
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 143 pages).
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; 1 What does film music do?; 2 How does film music work?; 3 Why does film music work?; 4 A history of film music I: 1895-1927; 5 A history of film music II: 1927-1960; 6 A history of film music III: 1960-present; 7 Composers and their craft; Conclusion; References; Further reading; Recommended viewing; Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Kathryn Kalinak.

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Film music is as old as cinema itself. Years before synchronized sound became the norm, projected moving images were shown to musical accompaniment, whether performed by a lone piano player or a hundred-piece orchestra. Today film music has become its own industry, indispensable to the marketability of movies around the world. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction is a compact, lucid, and thoroughly engaging overview written by one of the leading authorities on the subject. After opening with a fascinating analysis of the music from a key sequence in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Kathryn.

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