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Author Cooke, Mervyn.

Title A history of film music / Mervyn Cooke.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


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Physical description xxi, 562 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-529) and indexes.
Contents 1. The 'silent' cinema -- 2. Sound on track -- 3. Hollywood's Golden Age: narrative cinema and the classical film score -- 4. Stage and screen -- 5. The mainstream divides: post-war horizons in Hollywood -- 6. 'Never let it be mediocre': film music in the United Kingdom -- 7. Defectors to television -- 8. Film music in France -- 9. Global highlights -- 10. Popular music in the cinema -- 11. Classical music in the cinema -- 12. State of the art: film music since the New Hollywood.
Summary "From silent cinema to the modern-day Hollywood blockbuster, this volume provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the major trends in the history of film music, and is the first study of film scoring to present a genuinely international perspective on the subject. The book: includes case studies of the national cinemas of the USA, UK, France, India, Italy, Japan and the early Soviet Union; contains 'behind the scenes' accounts of production and critical reception; provides detailed non-technical analyses of the interaction between image track and soundtrack in a wide range of film genres, styles and historical periods; covers technological developments and aesthetic issues; and is ideal for both students and film enthusiasts."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780521811736 (hardback)
0521811732 (hardback)
9780521010481 (paperback)
0521010489 (paperback)