Music and Mythmaking in Film: Genre and the Role of the Composer

Music and Mythmaking in Film: Genre and the Role of the Composer

By: Timothy E. Scheurer (author)Paperback

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This work studies the conventions of music scoring in major film genres (i.e., science fiction, historical romance, western), focusing on the artistic and technical methods that modern composers employ to underscore and accompany the visual events. Each chapter begins with an analysis of the major narrative and scoring conventions of a particular genre and concludes with an in-depth analysis of two film examples. Several photographic stills and sheet music excerpts are included throughout the work, along with a select bibliography and discography.

About Author

Timothy E. Scheurer is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. He has taught literature and popular culture courses for over 20 years.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786431908
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 273
  • ID: 9780786431908
  • ISBN10: 0786431903

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