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The invisible art of film music : a comprehensive history / Laurence E. MacDonald.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Valencia Main Library ML2075.M19 2013 37684001090358 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780810883970 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 081088397X (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 605 p. : port. ; 26 cm
  • Edition: 2nd. ed.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-542) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
List of biographical sketches -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Music and the birth of film -- Evolution of synchronized sound, 1920-1929 -- Dawn of the Golden age, 1930-1939 -- World War II and its aftermath, 1940-1949 -- Decline of the studio system, 1950-1959 -- Changing of the guard, 1960-1969 -- Revival of the symphonic film score, 1970-1979 -- Influence of synthesized sound, 1980-1989 -- Rise of independent films, 1990-1999 -- Derivative decade, 2000-2009 -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- General index -- Title index -- Name index -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
In this updated and expanded edition of The Invisible Art of Film Music, Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. This volume is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films and the development of the films themselves. Arranged as a chronological survey from the silent era to the present day, this volume offers readers insight into the vital contribution film scores have made.
Subject: Motion picture music > History and criticism.

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