Bolti ár: 3180 Ft
Internetes ár: 2862 Ft (10% kedvezmény)
Kiadás éve: 2010
Kiadó: Oxford University Press
Sorozat: Very Short Introductions
Kategóriák: Film, Zene
An affordable, compact, and engaging book by a preeminent authority on film music
Takes a global perspective, situating the theory and practice of film music and its history in an international context
Offers expert insights into oft-neglected silent films and their scores
Gives a behind-the-scenes look at the process of film composition and how composers interact with other professionals
The rich and deeply moving sounds of film music are as old as cinema itself. Even the very first projected moving images were accompanied by music in many places as a variety of performers - from single piano players to small orchestras - brought images to life through musical accompaniment. Film music has since become its own industry, an aesthetic platform for expressing creative visions and a commercial vehicle for growing musical stars of all varieties.
This Very Short Introduction provides a lucid, accessible, and engaging overview of the subject of film music. Beginning with an analysis of the music from a well-known sequence in the film Reservoir Dogs, the book focuses on the most central issues in the practice of film music. Expert author Kay Kalinak takes readers behind the scenes to understand both the practical aspects of film music - what it is and how it is composed - and also the theories that have been developed to explain why film music works. This compact book not entertains with the fascinating stories of the composers and performers who have shaped film music across the globe but also gives readers a broad sense for the key questions in film music studies today.
Kathryn Kalinak, Professor of English and Film Studies, Rhode Island College
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