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Henry Mancini : reinventing film music

Author: John Caps
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the composer's influence on film music, discussing his collaborations with directors to create musical effects resonant with the plots of each film he worked on and his lasting impact on the subsequent role of music in film.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henry Mancini; Henry Mancini; Henry Mancini
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Caps
ISBN: 9780252036736 0252036735 9780252093845 0252093844
OCLC Number: 734002493
Description: 278 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Here was something fresh --
Allegheny River launch --
Not quite jazz --
The music factory --
Big screen, little screen --
Blake Edwards and the high times --
Career crescendos --
First cadence --
The break with Blake --
Off to see the world --
Back to television? --
The curse of the Pink Panther --
Maturity, the second cadence --
Frustration --
Stolen moments --
A closing door that wasn't there before --
Almost to Broadway --
Lookin back, looking on.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Responsibility: John Caps.

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"A stimulating chronicle of the life and works of film and television composer Henry Mancini. Consistently thorough and detailed, this book contains a considerable wealth of information and insight Read more...

 
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