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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published books in the subject of Movie Music — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Music and Sound in Documentary Film

    Edited by Holly Rogers

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience’s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Music In Video Games

    Studying Play

    Edited by K.J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, Neil Lerner

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film

    Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction

    By Benjamin Winters

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    This book examines the relationship between narrative film and reality, as seen through the lens of on-screen classical concert performance. By investigating these scenes, wherein the performance of music is foregrounded in the narrative, Winters uncovers how concert performance reflexively...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Music in Films on the Middle Ages

    Authenticity vs. Fantasy

    By John Haines

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    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....

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Music Documentary

    Acid Rock to Electropop

    Edited by Benjamin Halligan, Robert Edgar, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    The Music Documentary offers a wide-range of approaches, across key moments in the history of popular music, in order to define and interrogate this prominent genre of film-making. The writers in this volume argue persuasively that the music documentary must be considered as an essential cultural...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Music in Science Fiction Television

    Tuned to the Future

    Edited by K.J. Donnelly, Philip Hayward

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    The music for science fiction television programs, like music for science fiction films, is often highly distinctive, introducing cutting-edge electronic music and soundscapes. There is a highly particular role for sound and music in science fiction, because it regularly has to expand the vistas...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Music, Sound and Filmmakers

    Sonic Style in Cinema

    Edited by James Wierzbicki

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema is a collection of essays that examine the work of filmmakers whose concern is not just for the eye, but also for the ear. The bulk of the text focuses on the work of directors Wes Anderson, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Peter Greenaway,...

    Published April 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. In The Space Of A Song

    The Uses of Song in Film

    By Richard Dyer

    Songs take up space and time in films. Richard Dyer's In the Space of a Song takes off from this perception, arguing that the way songs take up space indicates a great deal about the songs themselves, the nature of the feelings they present, and who is allowed to present feelings how, when and...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Music in the Western

    Notes From the Frontier

    By Kathryn Kalinak

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier presents essays from both film studies scholars and musicologists on core issues in western film scores: their history, their generic conventions, their operation as part of a narrative system, their functioning within individual filmic texts and their...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Film Music Sourcebook

    Edited by James Wierzbicki, Nathan Platte, Colin Roust

    The Routledge Film Music Source Book is an annotated, thematically organized collection of approximately eighty source readings pertaining to film music dating from its beginnings to the present, from the US and other select countries around the globe. The documents represent a wide variety of...

    Published August 29th 2011 by Routledge