Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History

Download Hearing the Movies: Music and Sound in Film History written by James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer in PDF format. This book is under the category Art and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 195327799/9780195327793. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


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James Buhler, David Neumeyer, Rob Deemer


Oxford University Press




496 pages







Book Description

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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