The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History by Laurence E. MacdonaldThe Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History by Laurence E. Macdonald

The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History

byLaurence E. Macdonald

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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A comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. It is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films. The book is arranged as a chronological survey and includes biographical sketches on many important film composers in addition to the development of the films themselves.
Title:The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:431 pages, 9.32 × 7.4 × 0.85 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Scarecrow Press

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ISBN - 10:188015756X

ISBN - 13:9781880157565

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Music and the Birth of Film Chapter 4 1. The Evolution of Synchronized Sound Chapter 5 2. The Dawn of the Golden Age Chapter 6 3. World War II and Its Aftermath Chapter 7 4. The Decline of the Studio System Chapter 8 5. The Changing of the Guard Chapter 9 6. The Revival of the Symphonic Film Score Chapter 10 7. The Influence of Synthesized Sound Chapter 11 8. Into the 1990s Part 12 Bibliography Part 13 Filmography Part 14 General Index Part 15 Index of Titles Part 16 Index of Names

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...it is impossible to dislike this genial, attractive survey of Hollywood Film music...an evenhanded, balanced overview of each year's film music...the most complete survey of American film music available to date.