Film Music A History

Film Music  A History

2 Since the late 1980s the academic press has issued a steady trickle of monographs and textbooks that deal not only with film music's history but also with its fundamental aesthetic and musico-dramatic theory. In the same period, ...

Author: James Wierzbicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135851439

Category: Music

Page: 328

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Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by considering large-scale aesthetic trends and structural developments alongside socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and philosophical circumstances. The book’s four large parts are given over to Music and the "Silent" Film (1894--1927), Music and the Early Sound Film (1895--1933), Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933--1960), and Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958--2008). Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of "great film scores" and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the film industry. Instead of celebrating film-music masterpieces, it deals—logically and thoroughly—with the complex ‘machine’ whose smooth running allowed those occasional masterpieces to happen and whose periodic adjustments prompted the large-scale twists and turns in film music’s path.
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Musik im klassischen Film noir

Musik im klassischen  Film noir

Die Studie beleuchtet die Rolle der Musik in Hollywoodfilmen der 1940er und 1950er Jahre, die französische Filmkritiker nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs Film noir tauften.

Author: Janina Müller

Publisher: Schriftenreihe für Kreditwirtschaft und Finanzierung

ISBN: 3826065824

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Page: 250

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Music and the Silent Film

Music and the Silent Film

One of its stated purposes is "to coordinate the donation and dissemination of film music collections to institutional libraries for ... Seldom in the annals of music history has a new form of musical expression gone so unnoticed.

Author: Martin Miller Marks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195361636

Category: Music

Page: 320

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In this book, a leading authority on film music examines scores of the silent film era. The first of three projected volumes investigating music written for films, this thoughtful and pathbreaking study demonstrates the richness of silent film music as it details the way in which scores were often planned from the start as an integral part of the whole cinematic experience. Following an introductory chapter that outlines several key theoretical questions and surveys eight decades of writing on film music, Martin Miller Marks focuses on those scores created between 1895 and 1924. He begins by considering two early examples, one German (written by persons unknown for Skladanowsky's Bioskop exhibitions in 1895 and 1896) and one French (scored by Camille Saint-Saëns for the 1908 film L'Assassinat du Duc de Guise). Subsequent chapters fully discuss Walter Cleveland Simon's music for the American film An Arabian Tragedy (1912) as well as the Joseph Breil accompaniment to D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915). As described in this book, Breil's memorable score--though a compilation derived from many sources--was played by an orchestra as Griffith's sweeping images filled the screen, thus contributing significantly to the great film's success while also achieving remarkable power in its own right. Marks then concludes with a look at Erik Satie's witty and innovative music for the French film Entr'acte (1924), which was the first film score of consequence by an avant-garde composer. Giving unprecedented attention to a vibrant, important, and oft-neglected facet of twentieth-century music, Music and the Silent Film will interest scholars of film theory, film history, modern music, and modern aesthetics.
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Film Music in the Sound Era

Film Music in the Sound Era

Per un pugno di note: Storia, teoria, estetica della musica per il cinema, la televisione e il video [For a Handful of Notes: History, Theory, and Aesthetics of Film, Television, and Video Music]. Milano: Rugginenti, 1995.

Author: Jonathan Rhodes Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000091281

Category: Music

Page: 1096

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Film Music in the Sound Era: A Research and Information Guide offers a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on music in sound film (1927–2017). Thematically organized sections cover historical studies, studies of musicians and filmmakers, genre studies, theory and aesthetics, and other key aspects of film music studies. Broad coverage of works from around the globe, paired with robust indexes and thorough cross-referencing, make this research guide an invaluable tool for all scholars and students investigating the intersection of music and film. This guide is published in two volumes: Volume 1: Histories, Theories, and Genres covers overviews, historical surveys, theory and criticism, studies of film genres, and case studies of individual films. Volume 2: People, Cultures, and Contexts covers individual people, social and cultural studies, studies of musical genre, pedagogy, and the industry. A complete index is included in each volume.
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Music for Silent Film

Music for Silent Film

Film Music: History, AestheticAnalysis, Typologies. Milwaukee, WI: Ricordi/Hal Leonard, 2013. A film history with a worldwide view, examining scores from a range of national cinemas. Includes a chapter on silent-film music, ...

Author: Kendra Preston Leonard

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9780895798350

Category: Music

Page: 277

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Between 1895 and 1929, more than 15,000 motion pictures were made in the United States. We call these works “silent films,” but they were accompanied by an enormous body of music, including works adapted or arranged from pre-existing works, as well as newly composed pieces for theater orchestras, organists, or pianists. While many films and pieces are lost, a considerable amount of material remains extant and available for use in research and performance. Music for Silent Film: A Guide to North American Resources is a unique resource on North American archives and English-language materials available in for those interested in this repertoire. Part I contains information about archives of primary source materials including full and compiled scores, sheet music, published anthologies of music, interviews with cinema musicians, periodicals, and instruction books. Part II surveys the English-language scholarship on silent film music in articles, book chapters, essay collections, and monographs through 2015. The book is fully indexed for ease of access to these important sources on film music.
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Film Music A Very Short Introduction

Film Music  A Very Short Introduction

Rajadhyaksha, Ashish, and Paul Willemen, eds. The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Shafik, Viola. “Music.” In Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, ...

Author: Kathryn Kalinak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199746044

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Film music is as old as cinema itself. Years before synchronized sound became the norm, projected moving images were shown to musical accompaniment, whether performed by a lone piano player or a hundred-piece orchestra. Today film music has become its own industry, indispensable to the marketability of movies around the world. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction is a compact, lucid, and thoroughly engaging overview written by one of the leading authorities on the subject. After opening with a fascinating analysis of the music from a key sequence in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Kathryn Kalinak introduces readers not only to important composers and musical styles but also to modern theoretical concepts about how and why film music works. Throughout the book she embraces a global perspective, examining film music in Asia and the Middle East as well as in Europe and the United States. Key collaborations between directors and composers--Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Akira Kurosawa and Fumio Hayasaka, Federico Fellini and Nino Rota, to name only a few--come under scrutiny, as do the oft-neglected practices of the silent film era. She also explores differences between original film scores and compilation soundtracks that cull music from pre-existing sources. As Kalinak points out, film music can do many things, from establishing mood and setting to clarifying plot points and creating emotions that are only dimly realized in the images. This book illuminates the many ways it accomplishes those tasks and will have its readers thinking a bit more deeply and critically the next time they sit in a darkened movie theater and music suddenly swells as the action unfolds onscreen. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies

Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music. New York: W. W. Norton. Hubbert, Julie. 2011. Celluloid Symphonies: Texts and Contexts in Film Music History. Berkeley: University of California Press. Joe, Jeongwon, and Sander L. Gilman, ...

Author: David Neumeyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190250591

Category: Music

Page: 683

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The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies gathers two dozen original essays that chart the history and current state of interdisciplinary scholarship on music in audiovisual media, focusing on four areas: history, genre and medium, analysis and criticism, and interpretation.
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The Cambridge Companion to Film Music

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music

Key Concepts in Cinema Studies, London: Routledge Hegarty, Paul, 2007. Noise/Music: A History, London: Bloomsbury Continuum Heldt, Guido, 2013. Music and Levels of Narration in Film: Steps across the Border, Bristol and Chicago: ...

Author: Mervyn Cooke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108107679

Category: Music

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This wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection of specially-commissioned essays provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the many and various ways in which music functions in film soundtracks. Citing examples from a variety of historical periods, genres and film industries - including those of the USA, UK, France, Italy, India and Japan - the book's contributors are all leading scholars and practitioners in the field. They engage, sometimes provocatively, with numerous stimulating aspects of the history, theory and practice of film music in a series of lively discussions which will appeal as much to newcomers to this fascinating subject as to seasoned film music aficionados. Innovative research and fresh interpretative perspectives are offered alongside practice-based accounts of the film composer's distinctive art, with examples cited from genres as contrasting as animation, the screen musical, film noir, Hollywood melodrama, the pop music and jazz film, documentary, period drama, horror, science fiction and the Western.
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Film Music A History

Film Music  A History

Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of "great film scores" and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the ...

Author: James Wierzbicki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135851422

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 505

Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by considering large-scale aesthetic trends and structural developments alongside socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and philosophical circumstances. The book’s four large parts are given over to Music and the "Silent" Film (1894--1927), Music and the Early Sound Film (1895--1933), Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933--1960), and Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958--2008). Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of "great film scores" and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the film industry. Instead of celebrating film-music masterpieces, it deals—logically and thoroughly—with the complex ‘machine’ whose smooth running allowed those occasional masterpieces to happen and whose periodic adjustments prompted the large-scale twists and turns in film music’s path.
Categories: Music

Film Music

Film Music

The Hidden Heritage of Film Music : History and Scholarship K. J. Donnelly Anyone who has seen films has heard film music in copious amounts . I am not simply referring to songs in film musicals , but more to the music heard in the ...

Author: Donnelly Kevin J. Donnelly

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474467810

Category: Motion picture music

Page: 224

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For something we often barely notice music in films is usually highly effective. It creates tension, elicits emotion and is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of the cinematic experience. Upon closer inspection, it can be seen that film music is highly complex and artful, not only having immediate emotional impact but also comprising some of the most outstanding music produced in the twentieth century.Bringing together some of the most influential international scholars on the subject, this anthology provides a detailed, diverse and accessible perspective on music in the cinema. As well as chapters on the techniques and views of film music and on film music scholarship, the book embraces topics as diverse as Bernard Herrmann's music for Welles's Citizen Kane, the use of discs to accompany silent films and gender and the cinematic soundscape..Key Features*An original collection of essays on film music in the twentieth century*The Introduction provides a historical perspective on the art of film music*Brings together a wide range of approaches to film music
Categories: Motion picture music