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The invisible art of film music : a comprehensive history

Author: Laurence E MacDonald
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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In this updated and expanded edition of The Invisible Art of Film Music, Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. This volume is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films and the development of the films themselves. Arranged as a chronological survey from the silent era to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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MacDonald, Laurence E.
Invisible art of film music.
Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2012048888
(OCoLC)821206816
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence E MacDonald
ISBN: 9780810883987 0810883988
OCLC Number: 843881844
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 605 pages) : portraits
Contents: List of biographical sketches --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Music and the birth of film --
Evolution of synchronized sound, 1920-1929 --
Dawn of the Golden age, 1930-1939 --
World War II and its aftermath, 1940-1949 --
Decline of the studio system, 1950-1959 --
Changing of the guard, 1960-1969 --
Revival of the symphonic film score, 1970-1979 --
Influence of synthesized sound, 1980-1989 --
Rise of independent films, 1990-1999 --
Derivative decade, 2000-2009 --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
General index --
Title index --
Name index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Laurence E. MacDonald.

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In this updated and expanded edition of The Invisible Art of Film Music, Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. This volume is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films and the development of the films themselves. Arranged as a chronological survey from the silent era to the present day, this volume offers readers insight into the vital contribution film scores have made.

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The second edition of this film history (1st ed., 1998) covers music scored for such films as Brokeback Mountain, Unbreakable, Sweeney Todd, Nine, and others released between 2000 and 2011. Read more...

 
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