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Author Timm, Larry M.

Title The soul of cinema : an appreciation of film music / Larry M. Timm.

Published Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.542 TIMM    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-330) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Functions of Film Scoring 1 -- Chapter 2 Operational Aspects of the Film Music Industry 12 -- Chapter 3 In the Beginning: Music for Silent Films (1895-1927) 57 -- Chapter 4 Music in the Early Sound Film (Late 1920s to 1933) 73 -- Chapter 5 Rise of the Symphonic Film Score (the 1930s) 89 -- Chapter 6 Golden Age of Film Music (the 1940s and 1950s) 114 -- Chapter 7 Golden Age of Film Music Continues 150 -- Chapter 8 Age of Versatility (the 1960s through the 1990s) 183 -- Chapter 9 Age of Versatility Continues (the 1970s, from Patton to Star Wars) 227 -- Chapter 10 New Faces Enter the Ranks (the 1980s, from Altered States to Batman) 250 -- Chapter 11 Sailing into the Twenty-First Century (the 1990s, from Jurassic Park to Titanic and Beyond) 275.
Summary Filling a void in the literature on film music appreciation, this volume provides a consolidation of relevant film music with information about film composers and their scores. The volume also features well-illustrated information about each film with a text that clearly illustrates a well-rounded and in-depth look at film music. The reference addresses the functions of film scoring, the operational aspects of the industry, music for silent films, early sound film, the rise of the symphonic film score, the golden age of film music, the age of versatility, new faces enter the ranks and the 21st century. For film and music enthusiasts and others interested in the evolution of music in film.
Subject Motion picture music -- Analysis, appreciation.
ISBN 0130304654 (paperback)