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Making Music In Selznick S Hollywood

Author : Nathan Platte
ISBN : 9780199371112
Genre : Art
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This book tells the fascinating story of the evolution of David O. Selznick's style through the many artists whose work defined Hollywood sound.
Category: Art

Hollywood Harmony

Author : Frank Lehman
ISBN : 9780190606411
Genre : Music
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Film music often tells us how to feel, but it also guides us how to hear. Filmgoing is an intensely musical experience, one in which the soundtrack structures our interpretations and steers our emotions. Hollywood Harmony explores the inner workings of film music, bringing together tools from music theory, musicology, and music psychology in this first ever book-length analytical study of this culturally central repertoire. Harmony, and especially chromaticism, is emblematic of the "film music sound," and it is often used to evoke that most cinematic of feelings-wonder. To help parse this familiar but complex musical style, Hollywood Harmony offers a first-of-its kind introduction to neo-Riemannian theory, a recently developed and versatile method of understanding music as a dynamic and transformational process, rather than a series of inert notes on a page. This application of neo-Riemannian theory to film music is perfect way in for curious newcomers, while also constituting significant scholarly contribution to the larger discipline of music theory. Author Frank Lehman draws from his extensive knowledge of cinematic history with case-studies that range from classics of Golden Age Hollywood to massive contemporary franchises to obscure cult-films. Special emphasis is placed on scores for major blockbusters such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Inception. With over a hundred meticulously transcribed music examples and more than two hundred individual movies discussed, Hollywood Harmony will fascinate any fan of film and music.
Category: Music

Film Music In The Sound Era

Author : Jonathan Rhodes Lee
ISBN : 9781000091281
Genre : Music
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Film Music in the Sound Era: A Research and Information Guide offers a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on music in sound film (1927–2017). Thematically organized sections cover historical studies, studies of musicians and filmmakers, genre studies, theory and aesthetics, and other key aspects of film music studies. Broad coverage of works from around the globe, paired with robust indexes and thorough cross-referencing, make this research guide an invaluable tool for all scholars and students investigating the intersection of music and film. This guide is published in two volumes: Volume 1: Histories, Theories, and Genres covers overviews, historical surveys, theory and criticism, studies of film genres, and case studies of individual films. Volume 2: People, Cultures, and Contexts covers individual people, social and cultural studies, studies of musical genre, pedagogy, and the industry. A complete index is included in each volume.
Category: Music

Hollywood Musicals Year By Year

Author : Stanley Green
ISBN : 0634007653
Genre : Music
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A chronologically arranged reference book on the Hollywood musical, with each entry including pertinent facts about a film and a brief essay about the plot and production. Includes hundreds of black & white stills.
Category: Music

Hollywood Rhapsody

Author : Gary Marmorstein
ISBN : UOM:39015040064761
Genre : Music
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Hollywood Rhapsody is a history of American movie music, from the days of the silent movies to the maverick productions of the seventies. It tells the story of how talented, if sometimes invisible, musicians, composers, and lyricists have created some of the most memorable music of our time. The stirring, slashing music from Psycho; the sweeping score for Gone with the Wind; the swooning notes of "As Time Goes By" from Casablanca - these and so many more are imprinted on our cultural memory. Gary Marmorstein delves into various genres of motion pictures - from cowboy pictures to pioneering animation and rock 'n' roll - to show how music has enhanced the movies. He also discusses the end of the classic era of film scoring and its impact on American music. Hollywood Rhapsody combines history and biography for an entertaining trip through the world of movie music.
Category: Music

Hollywood Classic Movies 1

Author : John Reid
ISBN : 9781411608757
Genre : Performing Arts
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Everyone has a "best" list of favorite movies. I introduce my list and then provide complete details on 80 films, some from my "best" list, a few from my "worst", and a couple "in-between".
Category: Performing Arts

Popular Pictures Of The Hollywood 1940s

Author : John Reid
ISBN : 9781411617377
Genre : Performing Arts
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A detailed review of 120 popular films, mostly from the 1940s. Includes comprehensive cast and technical credits, plus background and release information.
Category: Performing Arts

Music In The Shadows

Author : Sheri Chinen Biesen
ISBN : 9781421408392
Genre : Performing Arts
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Smoke. Shadows. Moody strains of jazz. Welcome to the world of "noir musical" films, where tormented antiheroes and hard-boiled musicians battle obsession and struggle with their music and ill-fated love triangles. Sultry divas dance and sing the blues in shrouded nightclubs. Romantic intrigue clashes with backstage careers. In her pioneering study, Music in the Shadows, film noir expert Sheri Chinen Biesen explores musical films that use film noir style and bluesy strains of jazz to inhabit a disturbing underworld and reveal the dark side of fame and the American Dream. While noir musical films like A Star Is Born include musical performances, their bleak tone and expressionistic aesthetic more closely resemble the visual style of film noir. Their narratives unfold behind a stark noir lens: distorted, erratic angles and imbalanced hand-held shots allow the audience to experience a tortured, disillusioned perspective. While many musicals glamorize the quest for the spotlight in Hollywood's star factory, brooding noir musical films such as Blues in the Night, Gilda, The Red Shoes, West Side Story, and Round Midnight stretch the boundaries of film noir and the musical as film genres collide. Deep shadows, dim lighting, and visual composition evoke moodiness, cynicism, pessimism, and subjective psychological points of view. As in her earlier study of film noir, Blackout: World War II and the Origins of Film Noir, Biesen draws on extensive primary research in studio archives to situate her examination within a historical, industrial, and cultural context.
Category: Performing Arts

Memo From David O Selznick

Author : David O. Selznick
ISBN : UOM:39015020638816
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George Gallup In Hollywood

Author : Susan Ohmer
ISBN : 9780231511285
Genre : Performing Arts
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George Gallup in Hollywood is a fascinating look at the film industry's use of opinion polling in the 1930s and '40s. George Gallup's polling techniques first achieved fame when he accurately predicted that Franklin D. Roosevelt would be reelected president in 1936. Gallup had devised an extremely effective sampling method that took households from all income brackets into account, and Hollywood studio executives quickly pounced on the value of Gallup's research. Soon he was gauging reactions to stars and scripts for RKO Pictures, David O. Selznick, and Walt Disney and taking the public's temperature on Orson Welles and Desi Arnaz, couples such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and films like Gone with the Wind, Dumbo, and Fantasia. Through interviews and extensive research, Susan Ohmer traces Gallup's groundbreaking intellectual and methodological developments, examining his comprehensive approach to market research from his early education in the advertising industry to his later work in Hollywood. The results of his opinion polls offer a fascinating glimpse at the class and gender differences of the time as well as popular sentiment toward social and political issues.
Category: Performing Arts

Hollywood Anecdotes

Author : Paul F. Boller
ISBN : 0345356543
Genre : Performing Arts
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Authentic and apocryphal anecdotes about the American movie industry and various aspects of American filmmaking
Category: Performing Arts

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Author : Elsie Walker
ISBN : 9780190219130
Genre : Music
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Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts.
Category: Music

Making Music With Charlie Chaplin

Author : Eric James
ISBN : UOM:39015050162604
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Providing more than just another musical profile, James details everything from his first encounter with Chaplin to his frequent visits to Switzerland when he lived at Chaplin's Manoir de Ban in Vevey.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : IND:30000114363934
Genre : Bibliography
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The Literary Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105005424523
Genre : Arts
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Dictionary Of American Biography

Author : Kenneth T. Jackson
ISBN : 0684193981
Genre : United States
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Collection of 544 biographies of prominent Americans who died between Jan. 1, 1971, and Dec. 31, 1975, and includes a comprehensive index to all of the supplements.
Category: United States

Hitchcock In Hollywood

Author : Joel Waldo Finler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000111364
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"There have been many homages to the Master. But it has been almost a decade since the most recent spate of books, and Hitchcock in Hollywood admirably fills a new need." "In this new and original assessment of Hitchcock's American career from his arrival in Hollywood in 1939 up to his last films in the 1970s, Joel Finler shows how Hitchcock succeeded in quickly fitting into the American studio system with its emphasis on stars, technical expertise, and success at the box office to become one of the most influential directors of all time. These years cover Hitchcock's most accomplished period of filmmaking and the author uncovers many links with the best of Hitchcock's earlier British films from the 1930s." "Hitchcock used the thriller as a means of probing deep into our fears and neuroses. His films work on many levels: his mastery of the cinematic medium is demonstrated not only through the movies, plot lines, characters, and relationships within his films, but also in his use of the camera, editing, color, and widescreen techniques." "As well as the films themselves, Joel Finler discusses the director's working methods - his relations with producers and production companies, Hollywood stars, writers, and other collaborators - with reference to budgets, boxoffice receipts, and Hitchcock's involvement in virtually every aspect of each production from script and design to editing and scoring." "A detailed filmography with plot synopses completes the text, which is illustrated throughout with production shots and film stills."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Ingrid Bergman And Her American Relatives

Author : Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm
ISBN : 9780761861515
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Internationally renowned actress Ingrid Bergman was of Swedish and German descent, though she was known by the majority as Swedish. Though she hailed from Europe, she also had relatives in the United States. This book chronicles her relationship with her American relatives through original letters and recollections of her cousin.
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Grand Design Hollywood As A Modern Business Enterprise 1930 1939

Author : Tino Balio
ISBN : UOM:39015027480964
Genre : Business & Economics
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Celebrated as "Hollywood's greatest year," 1939 has often been considered the apex of the studio system and the movies it produced, including Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and so many other memorable pictures. It was a time when the studios exercised nearly absolute control over their product and won government sanction for the informal oligopoly that had sprung up in previous decades. In short, the film industry became a modern business enterprise - rationalized from planning through assembly-line manufacture to exhibition in studio-owned theater chains. Even community reception and the public personas of such great stars as Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart were subject to studio influence. In this fifth volume of the award-winning History of the American Cinema, Tino Balio examines every aspect of the filmmaking and film exhibition system as it matured during the Depression era. He discusses the Hollywood studios (major, minor, and "poverty row") in relation to their all-powerful (and little understood) front offices in New York; the prevailing exhibition and advertising practices; the star system; and the key trends that dominated Hollywood production: prestige pictures, musicals, women's films, comedies, social problem films, and horror pictures. A number of distinguished guest contributors fill out the picture with analyses of censorship and the emergence of the Production Code (Richard Maltby), technology and the "classical" Hollywood style (David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson), the B Film (Brian Taves), documentary (Charles Wolfe), and the avant-garde (Jan-Christopher Horak).
Category: Business & Economics