Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music
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.
Includes musical notation for prominent themes from films.