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The Soul of Cinema: An Appreciation of Film Music

The Soul of Cinema: An Appreciation of Film Music
Author: Larry M. Timm
ISBN 13: 9780130304650
ISBN 10: 130304654
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2002-08-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 346
List Price: $136.40

Filling a void in the literature on film music appreciation, this volume provides a consolidation of relevant film music with information about film composers and their scores. The volume also features well-illustrated information about each film with a text that clearly illustrates a well-rounded and in-depth look at film music.

The reference addresses the functions of film scoring, the operational aspects of the industry, music for silent films, early sound film, the rise of the symphonic film score, the golden age of film music, the age of versatility, new faces enter the ranks and the 21st century.

For film and music enthusiasts and others interested in the evolution of music in film.


Intended as a college-level music appreciation text, this work chronologically examines music in Hollywood from 1894 to the present. The focus is on symphonic scores, with some discussion of the operative functions of film music being presented before the text launches into appreciation of specific scores. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)