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The Resource Film music : a history, James Wierzbicki

Film music : a history, James Wierzbicki

Label
Film music : a history
Title
Film music
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
James Wierzbicki
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 (1894-1933), 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wierzbicki, James Eugene
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Motion picture music
Label
Film music : a history, James Wierzbicki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-294) and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • Pt. 1.
  • Music and the "Silent" Film (1894-1927)
  • 2.
  • Origins, 1894-1905
  • 3.
  • Nickelodeon, 1905-15
  • 4.
  • Feature Films, 1915-27
  • Pt. 2.
  • Music and the Early Sound Film (1894-1933)
  • 5.
  • Long Advent of Sound, 1894-1926
  • 6.
  • Vitaphone and Movietone, 1926-8
  • 7.
  • Hollywood's Early Sound Films, 1928-33
  • Pt. 3.
  • Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933-60)
  • 8.
  • "Golden Age" of Film Music, 1933-49
  • 9.
  • Postwar Innovations and the Struggle for Survival, 1949-58
  • Pt. 4.
  • Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958-2008)
  • 10.
  • "New Wave" of Film Music, 1958-78
  • 11.
  • Eclecticism, 1978-2001
  • 12.
  • Epilogue, 2001-8
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
ocn223810763
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 312 p.
Isbn
9780415991988
Lccn
2008027811
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Film music : a history, James Wierzbicki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-294) and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • Pt. 1.
  • Music and the "Silent" Film (1894-1927)
  • 2.
  • Origins, 1894-1905
  • 3.
  • Nickelodeon, 1905-15
  • 4.
  • Feature Films, 1915-27
  • Pt. 2.
  • Music and the Early Sound Film (1894-1933)
  • 5.
  • Long Advent of Sound, 1894-1926
  • 6.
  • Vitaphone and Movietone, 1926-8
  • 7.
  • Hollywood's Early Sound Films, 1928-33
  • Pt. 3.
  • Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933-60)
  • 8.
  • "Golden Age" of Film Music, 1933-49
  • 9.
  • Postwar Innovations and the Struggle for Survival, 1949-58
  • Pt. 4.
  • Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958-2008)
  • 10.
  • "New Wave" of Film Music, 1958-78
  • 11.
  • Eclecticism, 1978-2001
  • 12.
  • Epilogue, 2001-8
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Control code
ocn223810763
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xv, 312 p.
Isbn
9780415991988
Lccn
2008027811
Other physical details
ill.

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