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Film Music : A Neglected Art - Roy M. Pendergast

Film Music

A Neglected Art

Paperback Published: 17th June 1992
ISBN: 9780393308747
Number Of Pages: 352

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The expanded, updated, and revised edition of Film Music brings together the experience and insights of the professional film music editor with the scholarship and concerns of the film critic and historian. In this pioneering work, film music--from its beginnings to the present day--is analyzed both as composition and as an integral element of cinematic expression. Beginning with an extensive historical overview, the author recreates the process by which film music composers developed their own forms out of typical screen action. The techniques and achievements of filmmakers from the silent and early sound film eras to the 1990s are examined, including the unique demands of music for the rapidly changing images of cartoons and animated films. A new chapter about music for television has been added to the very informative discussion of techniques for synchronizing music to picture. And the latest technological advances are described in an entirely new section dealing with contemporary methods and tools, including video post-production, the advent of digital audio, and the pervasive influence of the music synthesizer. Replete with music examples drawn from actual film scores, this comprehensive study concludes with an extensive and up-to-date bibliography of related reference works.

Prefacep. ix
Foreword to the First Editionp. xv
Foreword to the Second Editionp. xix
History
Music in the Silent Filmp. 3
Music in the Early Sound Filmp. 19
Film Music Comes of Age: 1935-1950p. 35
From 1950 to the Presentp. 98
Music in the Cartoon and Experimental Animated Filmp. 180
Aesthetics
The Aesthetics of Film Musicp. 213
Film Music and Formp. 227
Technique
Synchronizing Music to Picturep. 249
Music for Television: A Brief Overviewp. 274
Contemporary Techniques and Tools
Video Post-Production Techniquesp. 291
Digital Audiop. 298
The Music Synthesizerp. 302
Bibliographyp. 308
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780393308747
ISBN-10: 039330874X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th June 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.98 x 14.07  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised