Publisher description for A history of film music / Mervyn Cooke.

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From silent cinema to the modern day Hollywood blockbuster, this volume provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the major trends in the history of film music, and is the first study of film scoring to present a genuinely international perspective on the subject. • includes case studies of the national cinemas of the US, UK, France, India, Italy, Japan and the early Soviet Union • contains 'behind the scenes' accounts of production and critical reception • provides detailed non-technical analyses of the interaction between image track and soundtrack in a wide range of film genres, styles and historical periods • covers technological developments and aesthetic issues • ideal for both students and film enthusiasts

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Motion picture music -- History and criticism.