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Celluloid symphonies : texts and contexts in film music history

Author: Julia Bess Hubbert
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
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A sourcebook of writings on music for film, bringing together fifty-three critical documents. It includes essays by those who created the music and outlines the major trends, aesthetic choices,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Bess Hubbert
ISBN: 9780520241015 0520241010 9780520241022 0520241029
OCLC Number: 759179996
Description: xiv, 507 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Playing the pictures : music and the silent film (1895-1925). Plain talk to theater managers and operators (1909) / F.H. Richardson ; Incidental music for Edison Pictures (1909) ; Jackass music (1911) / Louis Reeves Harrison ; from What and how to play for pictures (1913) / Eugene A. Ahern ; Music for the picture (1911) / Clarence E. Sinn ; The art of exhibition : Rothapfel on motion picture music (1914) / W. Stephen Bush ; from Musical accompaniment of moving pictures (1920) / Edith Lang and George West ; from Musical presentation of motion pictures (1921) / George Beynon ; from Encyclopaedia of music for pictures (1925) / Erno Rapee ; Two thematic music cue sheets : The thief of Bagdad (1924) and Dame chance (1926) ; Music and motion pictures (1926) / Hugo Riesenfeld ; Publishers win movie music suit (1924) --
All singing, dancing, and talking : music in the early sound film (1926-1934). New musical marvels in the movies (1926) ; Musicians to fight sound-film devices (1928) ; The truth about voice doubling (1929) / Mark Larkin ; Westward the course of Tin-Pan Alley (1929) / Jerry Hoffman ; What's wrong with musical pictures? (1930) / Sigmund Romberg ; Present day musical films and how they are made possible (1931) / Verna Avery ; Alfred Hitchcock on music in films (1934) / Stephen Watts --
Carpet, wallpaper, and earmuffs : the Hollywood score (1935-1959). Composers in movieland (1935) / George Antheil ; The aesthetics of the sound film (1935) / Leonid Sabaneev ; Scoring the film (1937) / Max Steiner ; Some experiences in film music (1940) / Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; What Is a filmusical? (1937) / Denis Morrison ; Music in the films (1941) / Aaron Copland ; Music or sound effects? (1947) / Harold C. Schonberg ; The new musical resources (1947) / Theodor Adorno and Hanns Eisler ; Movie music goes on record (1952) / Arthur Knight ; The man with the golden arm (1956) / Elmer Bernstein ; Forbidden planet (1956) / Louis and Bebe Barron ; Interview with Stanley Donen (1977) / Jim Hillier ; One thing's for sure, R 'n' R is boffo B.O. (1958) / Alan Freed --
The recession soundtrack : from albums to auteurs, songs to serialism (1960-1977). Film themes link movie, disk trades (1960) / June Bundy ; Mancini debunks album values (1961) / Eddie Kalish ; Herrmann says Hollywood tone deaf as to film scores (1964) ; The new sound on the soundtracks (1967) / Gene Lees ; Movies : tuning in to the sound of new music (1968) / Renata Adler ; Towards an interior music (1997) / Ennio Morricone ; Keeping score on Schifrin : Lalo Schifrin and the art of film music (1969) / Harvey Siders ; BBC interview with Jerry Goldsmith (1969) ; The jazz composers in Hollywood : a symposium (1972) / Harvey Siders ; George Lucas : stinky kid hits the bigtime (1974) / Steven Farber ; The annotated Friedkin (1974) / Elmer Bernstein ; Whatever became of movie music? (1974) / David Raksin --
The postmodern soundtrack : film music in the video and digital age (1978-present). Selling a hit soundtrack (1979) / Susan Peterson ; Interview with John Williams (1997) / Craig L. Byrd ; Scoring with synthesizers (1982) / Terry Atkinson ; Rock movideo (1985) / Marianne Meyer ; How rock is changing Hollywood's tune (1989) / Stephen Holden ; Danny Elfman : from boingo to Batman (1990) / Randall D. Larson ; Interviews from The celluloid jukebox (1995) / Jonathan Romney and Adrian Wootton ; Composing with a very wide palette : Howard Shore in conversation (1999) / Philip Brophy ; Hollywood sound (2005) / Rob Bridgett.
Responsibility: edited by Julie Hubbert.
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