James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer
Oxford University Press
Films achieve their effects with sound as well as images. An ideal textbook for introductory film music courses Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History (PDF) brings music into the context of sound; and sound into the context of the whole film.
The textbook explores film sound in 3 parts. Through accessible; engaging; sample analyses and exercises; Part 1 illustrates ways to analyze a soundtrack in relation to the image track. Part 2 focuses on the contributions of music to film form and style while offering a number of detailed analyses of different types of scenes; and Part 3 lays out a concise history of film sound and music; paying particular attention to the role of technological innovations in film exhibition and production.
- * Includes a glossary of terms for easy reference
- * Extended exercises suggest tools for basic analysis of the soundtrack
- * Historical coverage extends from the silent film era to the advent of digital technology and beyond
- * Detailed sample analyses with timings describe the function of music and sound in individual scenes
- * Interludes at the ends of Parts I and II offer guidelines for writing about films in terms of their sound and music
- * Provides a broad range of examples from Hollywood; independent; and foreign films; as well as a focused analysis
- * Incorporates the broadest range of scholarship on film music currently available; spanning the disciplines of music and film/media studies
- * Features sidebar commentary from industry professionals and more than 300 illustrations; including photos; screen stills; diagrams; tables; and musical excerpts
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