Author: Roger Hickman
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release Date: 2006
Reel Music provides a thorough introduction to the basic terms and concepts students need to explore the significance of music in combination with film and dramatic performance. Covering both popular and symphonic film scores from the late nineteenth century to 2004, Reel Music avoids overwhelming students with an unmanageable number of films and composers, focusing instead on only the most significant works. Organized chronologically by era, the text examines film history in relation to trends in other artistic mediums, such as the development of rock and roll, and in the context of world and national events such as the Cold War, space exploration, and Vietnam [Publisher description]
Author: Mervyn Cooke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2008-09-25
This book provides a comprehensive and lively introduction to the major trends in film scoring from the silent era to the present day, focussing not only on dominant Hollywood practices but also offering an international perspective by including case studies of the national cinemas of the UK, France, India, Italy, Japan and the early Soviet Union. The book balances wide-ranging overviews of film genres, modes of production and critical reception with detailed non-technical descriptions of the interaction between image track and soundtrack in representative individual films. In addition to the central focus on narrative cinema, separate sections are also devoted to music in documentary and animated films, film musicals and the uses of popular and classical music in the cinema. The author analyses the varying technological and aesthetic issues that have shaped the history of film music, and concludes with an account of the modern film composer's working practices.
Now in trade paperback: ?The definitive guide to musical enjoyment? (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.
Author: Roger Hickman
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2011-03-15
In 1925, MGM produced a screen version of Lew Wallace's best-selling novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which became a classic of silent cinema. Nearly 25 years later, the biblical epic was remade by William Wyler and received an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards, including one for Miklós Rózsa's music. Indeed, the score for Ben-Hur is one of the greatest achievements in Hollywood film music. In this book, Roger Hickman focuses on the confluence of traditions, trends, and innovations that shaped Rózsa's score. Hickman provides an overview of Rózsa's music into the 1960s, looks at the composer's musical influences and the development of his distinctive style, and examines how Rózsa applied these compositional techniques to film scoring. The author then explores the Ben-Hur phenomenon and traces the development of the story and its musical traditions from the original novel into the 21st century. Hickman also examines the conventions of epic films and ties these influences together with a detailed analysis of the score. Miklós Rózsa's Ben-Hur pays tribute to not only one of the great film scores but also to one of Hollywood's most influential composers.
Author: David Konow
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Performing Arts
From the author of the definitive heavy metal history, Bang Your Head, a behind-the-scenes look a century of horror films Reel Terror is a love letter to the wildly popular yet still misunderstood genre that churns out blockbusters and cult classics year after year. From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Paranormal Activity, Konow explores its all-time highs and lows, why the genre has been overlooked, and how horror films just might help us overcome fear. His on-set stories and insights delve into each movie and its effect on American culture. For novices to all out film buffs, this is the perfection companion to this Halloween's movie marathons.
Author: James Buhler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Hearing the Movies, Second Edition, combines a historical and chronological approach to the study of film music and sound with an emphasis on building listening skills. Through engaging, accessible analyses and exercises, the book covers all aspects of the subject, including how a soundtrack is assembled to accompany the visual content, how music enhances the form and style of key film genres, and how technology has influenced the changing landscape of film music.
Author: Joseph A. Labuta
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Basic Conducting Techniques, Seventh Edition, provides a clear and intelligible introduction to the art of conducting an ensemble. Over the course of fourteen chapters, the authors explicate the elements of conducting, supplementing their teachings with an extensive selection of musical examples from the classical repertoire. Practical and innovative, clear and approachable, this text illuminates the essential skills a beginning conductor should develop to lead and rehearse a performing group. This new edition features: chapters rewritten to highlight important information and show connections between different sections a new chapter on expressive conducting, consisting of expanded and updated content select full scores in the "Musical Excerpts" section excerpts with transpositions for each chapter, allowing easy access for class performance a new companion website, which includes the scores and transpositions for all musical excerpts, audio recordings of the excerpts, and demonstration videos modeling specific techniques for each chapter. With the beginning conductor in mind, this hands-on, competency-centered approach is appropriate for mixed classes of choral and instrumental music majors, providing indispensable versatility for students and practicing conductors alike. Rooted in decades of teaching and conducting experience, Basic Conducting Techniques is the essential guide to the principles of conducting.
Author: Mark Russell
Publisher: Focal Press
Release Date: 2000
In Film Music, fourteen of the world's best known film composers discuss their craft, revealing the creative process that led to the familiar sound of the most memorable films of our time. Like all titles in the Screencraft Series, Film Music is beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated with drawings, scripts, storyboards, models and stills from classic films. A companion CD features a composition from each of the fourteen contributors. Musicians, composers, filmmakers and film enthusiasts will find much to learn and much to enjoy in this unique volume. Includes CD featuring a piece of music from each contributor Part of the Screencraft series, the first books to explore the crafts of filmmaking by tracing the entire creative process
Author: Ralph E. Hanson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Transform your students into smart, savvy consumers of the media. Mass Communication: Living in a Media World (Ralph E. Hanson) provides students with comprehensive yet concise coverage of all aspects of mass media, along with insightful analysis, robust pedagogy, and fun, conversational writing. In every chapter of this bestselling text, students will explore the latest developments and current events that are rapidly changing the media landscape. This newly revised Sixth Edition is packed with contemporary examples, engaging infographics, and compelling stories about the ways mass media shape our lives. From start to finish, students will learn the media literacy principles and critical thinking skills they need to become savvy media consumers.
Author: Philip Glass
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2015-04-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
New York Times Bestseller "Reads the way Mr. Glass's compositions sound at their best: propulsive, with a surreptitious emotional undertow." —Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York Times Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late-twentieth-century classical music. Yet in Words Without Music, his critically acclaimed memoir, he creates an entirely new and unexpected voice, that of a born storyteller and an acutely insightful chronicler, whose behind-the-scenes recollections allow readers to experience those moments of creative fusion when life so magically merged with art. From his childhood in Baltimore to his student days in Chicago and at Juilliard, to his first journey to Paris and a life-changing trip to India, Glass movingly recalls his early mentors, while reconstructing the places that helped shape his creative consciousness. Whether describing working as an unlicensed plumber in gritty 1970s New York or composing Satyagraha, Glass breaks across genres and re-creates, here in words, the thrill that results from artistic creation. Words Without Music ultimately affirms the power of music to change the world.
Author: Hans Keiding
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics
Economics of Banking presents a thorough overview and analysis of the key aspects of financial intermediation necessary to understand this field. Based on the latest theory, and supporting arguments with practical examples, Hans Keiding discusses the problems of competition, risk taking in banks and the irregularities that may occur as a result. Banks in distress and avoiding bank failures through suitable regulation are also treated in a rigorous, yet easy-to-understand way. Economics of Banking: • treats financial intermediation both from the point of view of the bank itself and from that of society • covers both microeconomics of banking and risk management in banks • offers more complicated mathematics as optional A comprehensive advanced undergraduate or master's level textbook for students in banking, economics and finance who need to get to grips with the economic theory of banks.