Music from the Movies

The Big Screen Collection Arranged for Solo Piano
Author: Jack Long,Music Sales Staff,Derek Jones
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781849389204
Category: Action and adventure films
Page: 270
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FILMS INCLUDE:- The Big Sleep- Cape Fear- Con Air- Die Hard- Gladiator- Gold Finer- Insomnia- LA Confidential- Speed- Tomorrow Never Dies- Top Gun- The Usual Suspects- The Young Victoria

The action collection

solo piano
Author: N.A
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781846092657
Category: Action and adventure films
Page: 94
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Presents a collection of music from the scenes in cinema, arranged for solo piano.

VideoHound's Soundtracks

Music from the Movies, Broadway, and Television
Author: Didier C. Deutsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781578590254
Category: Music
Page: 1024
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Provides reviews, album notes, selection titles, and ratings for over two thousand soundtracks

The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies


Author: David Neumeyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195328493
Category: Music
Page: 683
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The Oxford Handbook of Film Music Studies gathers two dozen original essays that chart the history and current state of interdisciplinary scholarship on music in audiovisual media, focusing on four areas: history, genre and medium, analysis and criticism, and interpretation.

Music in Film

Soundtracks and Synergy
Author: Pauline Reay
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364659
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 135
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From where--and what--does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form H2O originated in the nuclear reactions in the interiors of stars, asking whether microcomets may be replenishing our world's oceans, and explaining how the Moon and planets set ice-age rhythms by way of slight variations in Earth's orbit and rotation. The book then takes the measure of water today in all its states, solid and gaseous as well as liquid. How do the famous El Niño and La Niña events in the Pacific affect our weather? What clues can water provide scientists in search of evidence of climate changes of the past, and how does it complicate their predictions of future global warming? Finally, Water from Heaven deals with the role of water in the rise and fall of civilizations. As nations grapple over watershed rights and pollution controls, water is poised to supplant oil as the most contested natural resource of the new century. The vast majority of water "used" today is devoted to large-scale agriculture and though water is a renewable resource, it is not an infinite one. Already many parts of the world are running up against the limits of what is readily available. Water from Heaven is, in short, the full story of water and all its remarkable properties. It spans from water's beginnings during the formation of stars, all the way through the origin of the solar system, the evolution of life on Earth, the rise of civilization, and what will happen in the future. Dealing with the physical, chemical, biological, and political importance of water, this book transforms our understanding of our most precious, and abused, resource. Robert Kandel shows that water presents us with a series of crucial questions and pivotal choices that will change the way you look at your next glass of water.

Changing Tunes

The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film
Author: Phil Powrie,Robynn Jeananne Stilwell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754651376
Category: Music
Page: 205
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The study of pre-existing film music is a well-established part of Film Studies, covering 'classical' music and popular music. Generally, these broad musical types are studied in isolation. This anthology brings them together in twelve focused case studies. The first section explores art music; it revolves around the debate on the relation between the aural and visual tracks, and whether pre-existing music has an integrative function or not. The second section is devoted to popular music in film, and shows how very similar the functions of popular music in film are to the supposedly more 'elite' classical music and opera.

Big screen themes

music from the movies for solo piano
Author: Jenni Wheeler
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781849382526
Category: Motion picture music
Page: 88
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Film Music


Author: Peter Larsen,John Irons
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861893413
Category: Music
Page: 254
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Film and music belong together; classics like Fritz Lang’s Metropolis(1927) and Mike Nichols’ The Graduate(1967) are renowned for their brilliant soundtracks. But what exactly is ‘film music?’ Does music act as an accompaniment to the ‘film’, or is film an illustration of the music, or are the two inseparable? In Film MusicPeter Larsen traces the history of music in film and discusses central theoretical questions concerning its narrative and psychological functions. He looks in depth at classics such as Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep(1946) and Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest(1959), as well as later international blockbusters and cult films including American Grafitti(1973), Star Wars(1977) and Blade Runner(1982). These case studies explore the role of music in the history of film, and also show how other films can be discussed in relationship to their music. Film Musicoffers a much-needed overview of how music functions in film and serves as a fascinating, accessible introduction to the analysis of film music. The book will serve as an important text for students of film, music and cultural disciplines, as well as the general reader with an interest in film and popular music.

Music in Films on the Middle Ages

Authenticity vs. Fantasy
Author: John Haines
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135927693
Category: Music
Page: 230
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This book explores the role of music in the some five hundred feature-length films on the Middle Ages produced between the late 1890s and the present day. Haines focuses on the tension in these films between the surviving evidence for medieval music and the idiomatic tradition of cinematic music. The latter is taken broadly as any musical sound occurring in a film, from the clang of a bell off-screen to a minstrel singing his song. Medieval film music must be considered in the broader historical context of pre-cinematic medievalisms and of medievalist cinema’s main development in the course of the twentieth century as an American appropriation of European culture. The book treats six pervasive moments that define the genre of medieval film: the church-tower bell, the trumpet fanfare or horn call, the music of banquets and courts, the singing minstrel, performances of Gregorian chant, and the music that accompanies horse-riding knights, with each chapter visiting representative films as case studies. These six signal musical moments, that create a fundamental visual-aural core central to making a film feel medieval to modern audiences, originate in medievalist works predating cinema by some three centuries.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Songs

America's Greatest Music in the Movies
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634089084
Category: Music
Page: 454
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Presents a songbook featuring one hundred classic movie songs chosen by a jury of 1500 leaders from the creative industry, including such favorites as "Moon River," "New York, New York," and Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend."

Shared Meanings in the Film Music of Philip Glass

Music, Multimedia and Postminimalism
Author: Tristian Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317055721
Category: Music
Page: 240
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The study of music within multimedia contexts has become an increasingly active area of scholarly research. However, the application of such studies to musical genres outside the 'classical' film canon, or in television and other media remains largely unexplored in any detail. Tristian Evans demonstrates how postminimal music interacts with other media forms, focusing on the film music by Philip Glass, but also taking into account works by other composers such as Steve Reich, Terry Riley, John Adams and others inspired by minimalist and postminimal practices. Additionally, Evans develops innovative ways of analysing this music, based on an interdisciplinary approach, and draws on research from areas that include philosophy, linguistics and film theory. The book offers one of the first in-depth studies of Philip Glass's music for film, considering The Hours and Dracula, Naqoyqatsi, Notes on a Scandal and Watchmen, while examining re-applications of the music in new cinematic and televisual contexts. The book will appeal to musicologists but also to those working in the fields of film music, cultural studies, media studies and multimedia.

Music from the House of Hammer

Music in the Hammer Horror Films, 1950-1980
Author: Randall D. Larson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461669847
Category: Music
Page: 224
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In the 1950s, Hammer Film Productions, a small British filmmaking company, introduced the world to a new genre of motion picture. Referred to by some as "horror," by others as "fantasy," Hammer films had a unique look and feel that many other studios would later attempt—and fail—to capture. Hammer films also had a unique sound. For although the studio was small and the budgets limited, those involved in making the Hammer films recognized that the musical score was just as important as the set, the actors, and the script in telling the story. Consequently, Hammer Films Productions recruited the best musical talent to make its films come alive. Those artists and the work they did are chronicled here in careful detail by Randall D. Larson. From the studio's fledging days, through its great successes of the 60s and early 70s, Music from the House of Hammer offers an inside look at how the "Hammer sound" was developed and nurtured.

Listening to Movies

The Film Lover's Guide to Film Music
Author: Fred Karlin
Publisher: Schirmer Books
ISBN: 9780534263690
Category: Music
Page: 429
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Outlines the importance of music in movies, giving examples of the relationship's history, some of the greatest triumphs of music and film, and some of the people that have created the songs and scores

A Research Guide to Film and Television Music in the United States


Author: Jeannie Gayle Pool,H. Stephen Wright
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810876892
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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Unlike traditional music, film music sources are often difficult to locate and do not follow the patterns that researchers are trained to identify. Although there have been several self-described introductions to the field and articles that summarize the problems and state of research, there is no resource that gathers together all of the basic information that is vital to film music research. In this volume, Jeannie Gayle Pool and H. Stephen Wright address the difficulties scholars encounter when conducting research on film and television music. Intended as a guide for scholars and researchers in navigating the complex world of film and television music, this book provides a detailed taxonomy of film music primary sources and explains how to find and interpret them. The authors tackle the problems of determining film score authorship and working with recordings of film music. A bibliographic essay summarizes the major works and trends in film music research and provides clear pointers to the most important resources in the field. An up-to-date guide to important collections of film music sources and other research materials is also included. Designed to clarify the nature of film music source materials and how they are generated, A Research Guide to Film and Television Music in the United States provides clear signposts for scholars and identifies opportunities for further research.

Soundtrack Available

Essays on Film and Popular Music
Author: Pamela Robertson Wojcik,Arthur Knight
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822328001
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 491
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From the silent era to the present day, popular music has been a key component of the film experience. Yet there has been little serious writing on the complex relationship between popular music-based soundtracks and movies. Soundtrack Available aims to fill this gap, as its contributors provide detailed analyses of individual films as well as historical overviews of genres, styles of music, and approaches to film scoring. With a cross-cultural emphasis, the contributors focus on the use of pre-existing, already popular music, including country, bubble-gum pop, disco, classical, jazz, swing, French cabaret, and showtunes. The films discussed extend from silent film to musicals, and from dramatic and avant-garde films to docu- and rocku-mentaries in India, France, England, Australia, and the United States. Most of the analysis looks at "nondiegetic" music in film-the score playing outside the story space, unheard by the characters, but no less a part of the scene from the perspective of the viewer/listener. However, some essays also examine "diegetic" music, that which is incorporated into the reality of the story-a radio or a band playing in the background of a scene. In either case, the volume demonstrates that pop music is a crucial element in the film experience, by exploring in detail how musical pattern and structure relate to filmic patterns of narration, character, editing, framing and mise-en-scene. In addition, contributors examine the life of the soundtrack when it is lifted off the text of the film-how the music circulates and acquires new meanings on its own. Contributors. Rick Altman, Priscilla Barlow, Barbara Ching, Kelley Conway, Corey Creekmur, Krin Gabbard, Jonathan Gill, Andrew Killick, Arthur Knight, Adam Knee, Jill Leeper, Neepa Majumdar, Allison McCracken, Murray Pomerance, Paul Ramaeker, Jeff Smith, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Nabeel Zuberi

Beyond the Soundtrack

Representing Music in Cinema
Author: Daniel Goldmark,Lawrence Kramer,Richard D. Leppert
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520250702
Category: Music
Page: 324
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"Put briefly, this is a superb collection of essays. They are lucidly and eloquently written, and make their points with wit and clarity. They are full of perceptive, highly stimulating, and occasionally provocative illustrations of how practice connects to theory (and vice versa) without getting bogged down in academic language. The contributors include a combination of exceptionally admired film music scholars, and of musicologists renowned for their keen insights into the cultural contexts of music production and reception. This book is an excellent resource and compelling read."—Derek B. Scott, author of From the Erotic to the Demonic: On Critical Musicology

The Sound of Pictures

Listening to the Movies, from Hitchcock to High Fidelity
Author: Andrew Ford
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 192182574X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 304
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The Sound of Pictures is an illuminating journey through the soundtracks of more than 400 films. How do filmmakers play with sound? And how does that affect the way we watch their movies? Whether pop or classical, sweeping or sparse, music plays a crucial role in our cinematic experience. Other sounds can be even more evocative: the sounds of nature, of cities and of voices. In The Sound of Pictures, Andrew Ford listens to the movies. He speaks to acclaimed directors and composers, discovering radically different views about how much music to use and when. And he explores some of cinema’s most curious sonic moments. How did Alfred Hitchcock use music to plant clues in his films? Why do some ‘mix-tape’ soundtracks work brilliantly and others fall flat? How do classics from A Clockwork Orange to The Godfather, Cinema Paradiso to High Noon, use music and sound effects to enhance what we see on screen? Whether you’re a film-buff or a music lover, The Sound of Pictures will enrich your experience of the movies.

The psychology of music in multimedia


Author: Siu-Lan Tan,Annabel J. Cohen,Scott D. Lipscomb,Roger A. Kendall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191503266
Category: Psychology
Page: 456
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For most of the history of film-making, music has played an integral role serving many functions - such as conveying emotion, heightening tension, and influencing interpretation and inferences about events and characters. More recently, with the enormous growth of the gaming industry and the Internet, a new role for music has emerged. However, all of these applications of music depend on complex mental processes which are being identified through research on human participants in multimedia contexts. The Psychology of Music in Multimedia is the first book dedicated to this fascinating topic. The Psychology of Music in Multimedia presents a wide range of scientific research on the psychological processes involved in the integration of sound and image when engaging with film, television, video, interactive games, and computer interfaces. Collectively, the rich chapters in this edited volume represent a comprehensive treatment of the existing research on the multimedia experience, with the aim of disseminating the current knowledge base and inspiring future scholarship. The focus on empirical research and the strong psychological framework make this book an exceptional and distinctive contribution to the field. The international collection of contributors represents eight countries and a broad range of disciplines including psychology, musicology, neuroscience, media studies, film, and communications. Each chapter includes a comprehensive review of the topic and, where appropriate, identifies models that can be empirically tested. Part One presents contrasting theoretical approaches from cognitive psychology, philosophy, semiotics, communication, musicology, and neuroscience. Part Two reviews research on the structural aspects of music and multimedia, while Part Three focuses on research examining the influence of music on perceived meaning in the multimedia experience. Part Four explores empirical findings in a variety of real-world applications of music in multimedia including entertainment and educational media for children, video and computer games, television and online advertising, and auditory displays of information. Finally, the closing chapter in Part Five identifies emerging themes and points to the value of broadening the scope of research to encompass multisensory, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural perspectives to advance our understanding of the role of music in multimedia. This is a valuable book for those in the fields of music psychology and musicology, as well as film and media studies.