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John Williams's film music : Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the return of the classical Hollywood music style

Author: Emilio Audissino
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Wisconsin film studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An in-depth examination of how the legendary film composer ("Star Wars," "Jaws," "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark") restored the classical Hollywood music style and became a pivotal figure the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Williams; John Williams; John Williams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emilio Audissino
ISBN: 9780299297343 0299297349
OCLC Number: 856579584
Description: xxvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The classical Hollywood music style. The classical Hollywood music : a chronicle ; The classical Hollywood music : a stylistic definition --
John Williams and the classical Hollywood music style. The modern Hollywood music style : the context of Williams's restoration ; Star wars : an oppositional score ; Williams's early years : spotting the first traces of neoclassicism ; Jaws : Williams's neoclassicism floats up to the surface ; Williams's neoclassisicm : style and habits ; Williams's naysayers : a deconstruction of classical and new criticisms ; Raiders of the lost ark background : a neoclassical film ; Raiders of the lost ark analysis : the return of Max Steiner ; Beyond the films : conductor John Williams. Appendix 1. Completing the picture. Williams's versatility for Spielberg (and others) ; The Spielberg/Williams collaboration ; Williams's eclecticism besides Spielberg (and Lucas) --
Appendix 2. Film and TV scores, concert pieces, and arrangements. Scores for feature films ; TV scores ; Principal early-year collaborations ; Fanfares, orchestral miniatures, and concert pieces ; Catalogue of film-music concert pieces ; Principal medleys and arrangements from film scores, songs, and popular music.
Series Title: Wisconsin film studies.
Responsibility: Emilio Audissino.

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"Emilio Audissino should be commended for his passion and research of such a stellar composer as John Williams."--Larry Timm, author of "The Soul of Cinema: An Appreciation of Film Music"

 
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