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Composers and their craft

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 7460 words.

Where do film composers come from? How do composers work when they are scoring a film? What processes do they use? How do they differ across different nations and different eras? ‘Composers...

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Conclusion

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 343 words.

Film music continues to be a part of film production today. Its practice has become indispensable to the marketability of films worldwide. Soundtracks often precede a film's release and may...

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Film Music

Kathryn Kalinak.

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 160 pages.

Film Music: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the most central issues in the practice of film music. What is film music? How is it composed? How does film music work? The rich and deeply...

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A history of film music I: 1895–1927

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 5436 words.

The history of film music is sketchy. Evidence has been lost; overgeneralizations have been made; and much of what has been discussed was focused on the United States and Western Europe. ‘A...

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A history of film music II: 1927–1960

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 5650 words.

Synchronization of music and image was achieved as early as 1894, but the quest for synchronization and its realization have long preceded the conversion to sound. ‘A history of film music...

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A history of film music III: 1960–present

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 5633 words.

The second half of the 20th century saw a transformation in film music. The varied practices that developed in terms of the use of song and background music began to join as a compilation...

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How does film music work?

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 4192 words.

Film music can be music in its own right, but when it is ‘film music’ it is defined by its function within a cinematic field of reference. ‘How does film music work?’ introduces some of the...

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What does film music do?

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 2390 words.

Music in film achieves a number of things: it establishes setting; it creates atmosphere; it calls attention to elements; it reinforces or foreshadows narrative developments; it gives...

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Why does film music work?

in Film Music

March 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film; Film, Television, and Video Game Music. 2988 words.

Film music has power over its audience. Why? There is a body of theory about the sources of film's powers and pleasures, and the way in which they are tied to the presence of music in film....

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