The Synergy of Film and Music

The Synergy of Film and Music

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In The Synergy of Film and Music: Sight and Sound in Five Hollywood Films, Peter Rothbart examines a handful of motion pictures to convey how a variety of elements work together to create a singular experience. Rothbart considers the aural and visual aspects of five representative films: West Side Story, Psycho, Empire of the Sun, Altered States, and American Beauty. After reviewing the various roles that music can serve in a film, as well as an overview of the film scoring process, the book looks at each film, examining them one musical cue at a time, so that the reader can watch the film while reading about each cue in real time. This unique analysis makes The Synergy of Film and Music a fascinating and instructive volume that both casual viewers and students of cinema will appreciate.But the end credit music does soften the blow to some extent. ... SUMMARY Upon its opening on Broadway in 1957, West Side Story was immediately recognized not just as a great work of art but as a glaring social statement about the state ofanbsp;...

Title:The Synergy of Film and Music
Author:Peter Rothbart
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2013


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