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Film music: a very short introduction

ISBN: 9780197628034
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Origin: GB
Release Date: November, 2023

Book Details

The rich and deeply moving sounds of film music are as old as cinema. The first projected moving images were accompanied by music through a variety of performers – from single piano players to small orchestras – that brought images to life. 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. In this Very Short Introduction, Kathryn Kalinak takes readers behind the scenes to understand both the practical aspects of film music – what it is and how it is composed – and the theories that have been developed to explain why film music works.