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Film music

Author: Peter Larsen; John Irons
Publisher: London : Reaktion, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Larsen traces the history of music in film and discusses central theoretical questions concerning its narrative and psychological functions. He looks in depth at film classics such a Howard Hawks's 'The Big Sleep' and Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest' as well as later blockbusters such as 'Star Wars' and 'Bladerunner'.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larsen, Peter, 1943-
Film music.
London : Reaktion, ©2007
(OCoLC)639785191
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Larsen; John Irons
ISBN: 9781861893413 1861893418
OCLC Number: 132314768
Notes: Translation of: Filmmusikk : historie, analyse, teori.
Description: 254 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: Silent films, talking music --
Analysing film music --
Back to the future: Metropolis, 1927 --
Musical meanings --
Enter the sound film --
Film music from the golden age: The big sleep, 1946 --
Other ways: North by northwest, 1959 --
Striking a new note: film music after the golden age --
Necessity or possibility?: the psychology of film music --
Musical functions.
Other Titles: Filmmusikk.
Responsibility: Peter Larsen ; English translation by John Irons.

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Film and music belong together; classics like Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (1927) and Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967) are renowned for their brilliant soundtracks. But what exactly is film music?  Read more...

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... contains some salient points about the function of film music and its development, from the silent period (when films had live accompaniment) through to the present. It will certainly be a must Read more...

 
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