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Author Marks, Martin Miller.

Title Music and the silent film : contexts and case studies, 1895-1924 / Martin Miller Marks.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  781.542 MARK  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Harvard University, 1990.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-294) and index.
Contents 1. Film and Music: An Introduction to Research. The Material. The Literature: A Survey to 1990 -- 2. First Stages, Dimly Lit: Sources and Scores Prior to 1910. The Origins of Film Music. Compilation and Composition: First Cases -- 3. Film Scores in America, 1910-14. Overview. Preliminary Steps and Early Scores. The Kalem Series and Walter Cleveland Simon's Music for An Arabian Tragedy. Postscript: The Special Case of From the Manger to the Cross. Pioneers of Orchestral Scores, 1912-14. Samuel Lionel Rothapfel's Art of Exhibition. Joseph Carl Breil's Earliest Film Scores -- 4. Breil's Score for The Birth of a Nation. Significance. Sources. The Breil Score. The Clune's Score. The Origin of the Breil Score. Relationships of Film and Music. Overview. Types of Music. Function and Form -- 5. Erik Satie's Score for Entr'acte. Significance. Musical Scores and Structure. Music and Film.
Summary In this book a leading authority on film music examines scores of the silent film period. The first of three volumes investigating music for film, this thoughtful, pathbreaking study demonstrates the richness of silent film music as it details the way scores were often planned from the start as an integral part of the cinematic whole. Recovering a vibrant and important aspect of twentieth-century music, Music and the Silent Film will interest scholars of film theory, film history, modern music, and modern aesthetics.
Subject Silent film music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0195068912 (acid-free paper)