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The Grove Music Guide to American Film Music (Paperback)
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The Grove Music Guide to American Film Music (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 01/09/2019
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The Grove Music Guide to American Film Music documents the lives and works of many of the individuals responsible for writing music for some of the most popular and well-known films, television shows, video games, and music videos ever created. Its 150 articles and 30 images, updated and expanded from The Grove Dictionary of American Music by film scholar Daniel Goldmark, cover key composers, sound engineers, and other figures in American film music history, and include in-depth articles on film music, musical film, production music, video game music, television music, television musicals, and music videos. This book is intended first and foremost as a musical primer for the student of American film, television, and video, whether you're a casual fan, a longtime listener, or someone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of those who have shaped the modern media soundtrack. Bibliographies are curated, not comprehensive, and are most detailed for the subject areas and composers who have been especially popular with historians.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780190636265
Number of pages: 328
Dimensions: 235 x 165 mm


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I can't imagine a more comprehensive single-volume reference guide to the vast subject of film and television composers. An impressive array of contributors has lent its knowledge and experience to the project with felicitous results. I know I will be consulting this book for years to come. * Leonard Maltin, film critic and historian *
The Grove Music Guide to American Film Music is a remarkable achievement. The scope is extensive, the commentaries are thoughtful, and the bibliographies and filmographies are thorough. For me, it is an essential reference, but it will also afford real pleasure to anyone who simply wants to browse. * Krin Gabbard, author of Jammin' at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema (Chicago, 1996) and Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus (U. California, 2016) *
Comprehensive and authoritative, this Grove Music Guide provides a lucid orientation to the study of American Film Music with overviews on key topics in the field including recent developments such as television music, music videos, and video games. Biographical entries on practitioners balance the broad sweep of the overviews with the specific and the personal. A state-of-the-art reference. * Kathryn Kalinak, Professor of Film Studies, Rhode Island College *

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