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The Routledge film music sourcebook

Author: James Eugene Wierzbicki; Nathan Platte; Colin Roust
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012
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The Routledge Film Music Source Book is an annotated, thematically organized collection of approximately eighty source readings pertaining to film music dating from its beginnings to the present, from the US and other select countries around the globe. The documents represent a wide variety of music-related issues that were heatedly debated during cinema' s early decades and which by and large remain of concern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Eugene Wierzbicki; Nathan Platte; Colin Roust
ISBN: 9780415888738 9780415888745 0415888735 0415888743
OCLC Number: 770727300
Notes: Pt. 1. "Silent" film. Early approaches to film accompaniment. Music for the picture / Clarence E. Sinn (1910). Playing the pictures / Clyde Martin (1910). Jackass music / Lou Reeves Harrison (1911). Dreams of the future. Music for the movies / Carl Van Vechten (1916). The surveys of Le film : music and the cinema (1919). Practical advice in the heyday of the silent film. Musical accompaniment to the feature picture / Erno Rapee (1925). Scoring a motion picture / Victor Wagner (1926). The artistic feature film and music : its genres / Hans Erdmann (1927)
Pt. 2. Early sound film. Transitional concerns. Music and the cinema / Edwin Evans (1929). About the music to New Babylon / Dmitry Shostakovich (1929). Experimenting with sound films / Darius Milhaud (1930). Accounts of the sound film's early years. Musical picture quietly undergoes renaissance / Philip K. Scheurer (1931). Musical pictures are here again / Helen Louise Walker (1931). Film music experiences its sanest development / Edwin Schaller (1932). Debates on the future of music in sound films. A little about movie music / Virgil Thomson (1933). Music and the synchronized film / Clarence Raybould (1933). Musical surprises / Azary Azarin (1935). The experience of the composer / Nikolai Krykov (1936)
Pt. 3. Music in the classical-style film. Practical advice as film music's "classical style" takes shape. Film music / Arthur Benjamin (1937). On the Hollywood front / George Antheil (1938). History of motion picture music / Franz Waxman (1940). Memoranda / David O. Selznick (1937, 1941). Aesthetic squabbles. Music and cinema : an impossible marriage / Gianandrea Gavazzeni (1943). Music and cinema : a difficult marriage / Fedele d'Amico (1943). Music and the screen / Erich Leinsdorf (1945). Music in films : a rebuttal / Bernard Herrmann (1945). Heard melodies / Bosley Crowther (1945)
Description: xv, 389 s. : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. 1. "Silent" film : early approaches to film accompaniment ; dreams of the future ; practical advice in the heyday of the silent film. pt. 2. Early sound film : transitional concerns ; accounts of the sound film's early years ; debates on the future of music in sound films. pt. 3. Music in the classical-style film : practical advice as film music's "classical style" takes shape ; aesthetic squabbles. pt. 4. The postwar years : European vs. American attitudes ; foreign ideas ; stylistic novelties. pt. 5. Changing times : gloom and doom ; plenty of optimism. pt. 6. The business of film music : labor pains ; soundtrack albums. pt. 7. A whole new world : new instruments ; new methods. pt. 8. Today, tomorrow : fin de siècle ; onward and upward?
Responsibility: edited by James Wierzbicki, Nathan Platte, and Colin Roust

Abstract:

The Routledge Film Music Source Book is an annotated, thematically organized collection of approximately eighty source readings pertaining to film music dating from its beginnings to the present, from the US and other select countries around the globe. The documents represent a wide variety of music-related issues that were heatedly debated during cinema' s early decades and which by and large remain of concern today. Each document is prefaced by a brief introduction that gives details on both the author and the particular issue at hand. Also, each group ...

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