A History of Film MusicCambridge University Press #ad - In addition to the central focus on narrative cinema, separate sections are also devoted to music in documentary and animated films, film musicals and the uses of popular and classical music in the cinema. This book provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to the major trends in film scoring from the silent era to the present day, France, focussing not only on dominant Hollywood practices but also offering an international perspective by including case studies of the national cinemas of the UK, India, Italy, Japan and the early Soviet Union.
The book balances wide-ranging overviews of film genres, modes of production and critical reception with detailed non-technical descriptions of the interaction between image track and soundtrack in representative individual films. The author analyses the varying technological and aesthetic issues that have shaped the history of film music, and concludes with an account of the modern film composer's working practices.
Film Music: A Very Short IntroductionOxford University Press #ad - 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. Film music is as old as cinema itself.
Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam. She also explores differences between original film scores and compilation soundtracks that cull music from pre-existing sources.
Film Music: A Very Short Introduction #ad - 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. 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.
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.
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.
What to Listen For in Music Signet ClassicsSignet #ad - Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” Forum. In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.
Complete Guide to Film Scoring: The Art and Business of Writing Music for Movies and TVBerklee Press #ad - Berklee Guide. Features interviews with 21 top film-scoring professionals, Alan Silvestri, Marc Shaiman, Mark Snow, including Michael Kamen, Alf Clausen, Harry Gregson-Williams and Elmer Bernstein. Now updated with info on today's latest technology, and invaluable insights into finding work in the industry.
Essential for anyone interested in the business, this book teaches the Berklee approach to the art, contracts and fees, process and procedures of writing music for film or television, covering topics such as: preparing and recording a score, publishing, royalties, copyrights and much more.
Complete Guide to Film ScoringBerklee Press #ad - Berklee Guide. Learn step by step the berklee approach to the art of film scoring, preparing and recording a score, royalties, publishing, contracts and fees, including topics such as: the film-making process, copyrights and more. Features interviews with 19 top film-scoring professionals, including Michael Kamen, Alf Clausen, Alan Silvestri, Mark Snow and others.
To Be An ArtistVOYA Press #ad - They agree that artists' creativity and success come not only from the intense focus on their craft, but, also, from their development of a worldview--from their wider vision and understanding of the world in which they live. To be an artist is a conversation with today's successful and prominent artists from a variety of disciplines--musicians, poets, writers, digital artists, visual artists, activists and scholars.
. All of them discuss what it means to be an artist today, how they perceive their craft and their world, and the role of art in society.
Introduction to Cities: How Place and Space Shape Human ExperienceWiley-Blackwell #ad - Introduction to cities covers the theory of cities from an historical perspective right through to the most recent theoretical developments. In addition, the text takes a global approach, with examples ranging from Berlin and Chicago to Shanghai and Mumbai. Written in engaging and accessible terms, introduction to cities examines the study of cities through two central concepts: that cities are places, and that they are spaces, where people live, form communities, and establish their own identities, such as the inner city and the suburb, that offer a way to configure and shape the material world and natural environment.
. Revised and updated, evolution, Introduction to Cities provides a complete introduction to the history, and future of our modern cities. The authors offer a balanced account of life in cities and explore both positive and negative themes. The revised and updated second edition of Introduction to Cities explores why cities are such a vital part of the human experience and how they shape our everyday lives.
Introduction to Cities: How Place and Space Shape Human Experience #ad - The book is extensively illustrated with updated maps, tables, charts, and photographs. This new edition also includes a new section on urban planning as well as new chapters on cities as contested spaces, exploring power and politics in an urban context. It contains; information on the status of poor and marginalized groups and the impact of neoliberal policies; material on gender and sexuality; and presents a greater range of geographies with more attention to European, Latin American, and African cities.
The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American LifeCrown #ad - Can be read as a supplement to the current news, a chronicle of the problems that Central Americans are fleeing and the horrors they suffer in flight. Her reporting is intimate and detailed, and her tone is a special pleasure. Anthony lukas book prize • longlisted for the pen/bograd weld prize for biography“this beautifully written book.
. A generous book for an ungenerous age. Jason deparle, the new york review of Books“You should read The Far Away Brothers. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, and from there to their estranged older brother in Oakland, journalist Lauren Markham follows the Flores twins as they make their way across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, CA.
The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life #ad - . The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California—fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. Impeccably timed, intimately reported, and beautifully expressed. The new york timesnamed one of the best books of the year by the new york times book review • winner of the ridenhour book prize • silver winner of the california book awardgrowing up in rural el salvador in the wake of the civil war, the United States was a distant fantasy to identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores—until, at age seventeen, a deadly threat from the region’s brutal gangs forces them to flee the only home they’ve ever known.
With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience.
Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music Music Pro GuidesHal Leonard #ad - To quote renowned orchestrator conrad pope who has worked with John Williams, Howard Shore, among others: “If you have any interest in what music 'means' in film, and Alexandre Desplat, get this book. In professional and academic spheres, media music study and practice are growing; undergraduate and postgraduate programs in media scoring are offered by dozens of major colleges and universities.
Yet a search on amazon reveals at least 50 titles under the category of film music, to kill a Mockingbird, The Untouchables, and, while none of them examine landmark scores like Vertigo, remarkably, Patton, only a meager few actually allow readers to see the music itself, or The Matrix in the detail provided by Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music.
Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music Music Pro Guides #ad - This is the first book since Roy M. Through extensive and unprecedented analyses of the original concert scores, it is the first to offer both aspiring composers and music educators with a view from the inside of the actual process of scoring-to-picture. The core thesis of scoring the screen is that music for motion pictures is indeed a language, developed by the masters of the craft out of a dramatic and commercial necessity to communicate ideas and emotions instantaneously to an audience.
Like all languages, it exists primarily to convey meaning. Prendergast's 1977 benchmark, film Music: A Neglected Art, to treat music for motion pictures as a compositional style worthy of serious study. Scoring the screen: the secret language of film mUSICToday, musical composition for films is more popular than ever.
Andy hill is among the handful of penetrating minds and ears engaged in film music today.
Celluloid Symphonies: Texts and Contexts in Film Music HistoryUniversity of California Press #ad - Julie hubbert’s introductory essays offer a stimulating overview of film history as well as critical context for the close study of these primary documents. It includes essays by those who created the music—max steiner, aesthetic choices, Jerry Goldsmith, Erich Korngold, technological innovations, Elmer Bernstein and Howard Shore—and outlines the major trends, and commercial pressures that have shaped the relationship between music and film from 1896 to the present.
Celluloid symphonies is a unique sourcebook of writings on music for film, bringing together fifty-three critical documents, many previously inaccessible. In identifying documents that form a written and aesthetic history for film music, Celluloid Symphonies provides an astonishing resource for both film and music scholars and for students.