"""Description:Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by c...

«  » »Description:Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by considering large-scale aesthetic trends and structural developments alongside socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and philosophical circumstances. The books four large parts are given over to Music and the «  »Silent » » Film (18941927), Music and the Early Sound Film (18951933), Music in the «  »Classical-Style » » Hollywood Film (19331960), and Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (19582008). Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of «  »great film scores » » and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the film industry. Instead of celebrating film-music masterpieces, it dealslogically and thoroughlywith the complex machine whose smooth running allowed those occasional masterpieces to happen and whose periodic adjustments prompted the large-scale twists and turns in film musics path. » » »



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