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Celluloid Symphonies : Texts and Contexts in Film Music History - Julie Hubbert

Celluloid Symphonies

Texts and Contexts in Film Music History

By: Julie Hubbert (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd March 2011
ISBN: 9780520241022
Number Of Pages: 507

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"Celluloid Symphonies" is a unique sourcebook of writings on music for film, including essays by those who created the music: Max Steiner, Erich Korngold, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein and Howard Shore. Bringing together previously inaccessible critical documents, the book also describes the major trends and innovations that have shaped film music history from 1896 to the present. It outlines the important aesthetic choices, technological innovations, and commercial pressures that have consistently shaped the relationship between music and film. Julie Hubbert's introductory essays provide a stimulating overview of film history as well as critical context for the close study of these primary documents. In identifying documents that comprise a written and aesthetic history for film music, "Celluloid Symphonies" enriches the discourse of a broad community of film and music scholars and provides an astonishing resource to students.

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"Hubbert has provided a useful supplemental resource for those interested in the history of film music." -- M. Goldsmith Choice

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Playing the Pictures: Music and the Silent Film (1895-1925)p. 1
Plain Talk to Theater Managers and Operators (1909)p. 35
Incidental Music for Edison Pictures (1909)p. 39
Jackass Music (1911)p. 42
from What and How to Play for Pictures (1913)p. 45
Music for the Picture (1911)p. 53
The Art of Exhibition: Rothapfel on Motion Picture Music (1914)p. 56
From Musical Accompaniment of Moving Pictures (1920)p. 62
from Musical Presentation of Motion Pictures (1921)p. 74
from Encyclopaedia of Music for Pictures (1925)p. 84
Two Thematic Music Cue Sheets: The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and Dame Chance (1926)p. 97
Music and Motion Pictures (1926)p. 100
Publishers Win Movie Music Suit (1924)p. 106
All Singing, Dancing, and Talking: Music in the Early Sound Film (1926-1934)p. 109
New Musical Marvels in the Movies (1926)p. 133
Musicians to Fight Sound-Film Devices (1928)p. 136
The Truth about Voice Doubling (1929)p. 138
Westward the Course of Tin-Pan Alley (1929)p. 145
What's Wrong with Musical Pictures? (1930)p. 152
Present Day Musical Films and How They Are Made Possible (1931)p. 156
Alfred Hitchcock on Music in Films (1934)p. 164
Carpet, Wallpaper, and Earmuffs: The Hollywood Score (1935-1959)p. 169
Composers in Movieland (1935)p. 209
The Aesthetics of the Sound Film (1935)p. 213
Scoring the Film (1937)p. 221
Some Experiences in Film Music (1940)p. 231
What Is a Filmusical? (1937)p. 234
Music in the Films (1941)p. 238
Music or Sound Effects? (1947)p. 245
The New Musical Resources (1947)p. 249
Movie Music Goes on Record (1952)p. 258
The Man with the Golden Arm (1956)p. 262
Forbidden Planet (1956)p. 274
Interview with Stanley Donen (1977)p. 277
One Thing's for Sure, R 'n' R is Boffo B.O. (1958)p. 286
The Recession Soundtrack: From Albums to Auteurs, Songs to Serialism (1960-1977)p. 289
Film Themes Link Movie, Disk Trades (1960)p. 315
Mancini Debunks Album Values (1961)p. 318
Herrmann Says Hollywood Tone Deaf as to Film Scores (1964)p. 321
The New Sound on the Soundtracks (1967)p. 323
Movies: Tuning in to the Sound of New Music (1968)p. 330
Towards an Interior Music (1997)p. 334
Keeping Score on Schifrin: Lalo Schifrin and the Art of Film Music (1969)p. 337
BBC Interview with Jerry Goldsmith (1969)p. 344
The Jazz Composers in Hollywood: A Symposium (1972)p. 349
Stinky Kid Hits the Bigtime (1974)p. 359
The Annotated Friedkin (1974)p. 365
Whatever Became of Movie Music? (1974)p. 372
The Postmodern Soundtrack: Film Music in the Video and Digital Age (1978-Present)p. 379
Selling a Hit Soundtrack (1979)p. 409
Interview with John Williams (1997)p. 414
Scoring with Synthesizers (1982)p. 423
Rock Movideo (1985)p. 430
How Rock is Changing Hollywood's Tune (1989)p. 437
From Boingo to Batman (1990)p. 443
Interviews from The Celluloid Jukebox (1995)p. 452
Composing with a Very Wide Palette: Howard Shore in Conversation (1999)p. 465
Hollywood Sound (2005)p. 472
Indexp. 483
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ISBN: 9780520241022
ISBN-10: 0520241029
Series: Roth Family Foundation Music in America Books (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 507
Published: 2nd March 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.73

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