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  • Film Music: A Historyby James Wierzbicki

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    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 book's four large parts are given over to Music and the "Silent" Film (1894?1927), Music and the Early Sound Film (1895?1933),... more...

  • Music, Sound and Filmmakersby James Wierzbicki

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema is a collection of essays that examine the work of filmmakers whose concern is not just for the eye, but also for the ear. The bulk of the text focuses on the work of directors Wes Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Peter Greenaway, Krzysztof Kie?lowski, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Quentin... more...

  • Louis and Bebe Barron's Forbidden Planetby James Wierzbicki

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 40.99

    James Wierzbicki's book on the score for Forbidden Planet deals with the composers' backgrounds; the composers' studio techniques; the critcal context of 1950's American science-fiction films and a summary of cirical readings of Forbidden Planet ; an analysis of the decontextualized music as presented on the 1977 "original soundtrack album"; and... more...

  • Soundby Kathryn Kalinak; James Wierzbicki; Kathryn Kalinak; Nathan Platte; Jeff Smith; Jay Beck; Vanessa Theme Ament; Mark Kerins

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Sound introduces key concepts, seminal moments, and pivotal figures in the development of cinematic sound, revealing the unseen work of film composers, Foley artists, elocution coaches, and many more. Each of the book?s six chapters cover a different era in the history of Hollywood, from silent films to the digital age, and each is written by an... more...

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