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The sound of pictures : listening to the movies, from Hitchcock to High Fidelity

Author: Andrew Ford
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The sound of pictures is an illuminating journey through the soundtracks of more than 400 films. How do filmmakers play with sound? And how does that affect the way we watch their movies? Sweeping or sparse, classical or pop, music can play a crucial role in our cinematic experience. Other sounds can be even more evocative: the sounds of nature, of cities and of voices."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ford
ISBN: 9781863955102 1863955100
OCLC Number: 666848329
Notes: Includes index.
Description: volumes 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The role of music --
Five composers. Ennio Morricone ; Richard Rodney Bennett ; Dick Hyman ; lalo Schifrin ; Howard Shore --
Listenign to the music. Classical music in films ; Pop goes the score ; Pictures of sound ; Listening for clues in Hitchcock ; The sound of voices ; The sounds of silence (and Bumps in the night) --
Five driectors. Bruce Beresford ; Sally Potter ; Wim Wenders ; Peter Greenaway ; Peter Weir --
Epilogue: The shared experience of sound.
Responsibility: Andrew Ford.

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