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Louis and Bebe Barron's Forbidden Planet: A Film Score Guide - Film Score Guides 4 (Paperback)
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Louis and Bebe Barron's Forbidden Planet: A Film Score Guide - Film Score Guides 4 (Paperback)

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Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 30/06/2005
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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 a cue-by-cue analysis of the Barrons' music as it is actually used in the film. With numerous transcriptions and graphs to illustrate various aspects of musical structure, this study blazes a much-needed trail in the study of electronic music.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856707
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 214 x 167 x 13 mm


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...invaluable in tracing some of the major pieces and interviews that were published over the past twenty years about the film, its composers, and its unusual development from a B-level production to an A-level release with ground breaking special effects....Wierzbicki's book will be of great interest to film music and film fans for supporting the score's position as early electronica... * Music From The Movies, November 2006 *
Among the innovations of MGM's science fiction film Forbidden Planet (1956) was that it was scored entirely by electronic means-a first for a major Hollywood movie. In this study, Wierzbicki (musicology, U. of Michigan) analyzes the music of Louis and Bebe Barron as it was used in the film as well as on the 1977 original soundtrack album. He also places the composers and the film within their larger historical context. * Reference and Research Book News *

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