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Film Music

An Introduction in 11 Takes

by (author) John Haines

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
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Film Music: An Introduction in 11 Takes is an introduction to film music that is global in scope as well as practical in outlook, featuring dozens of interviews with film industry insiders. This textbook teaches today's student how to better understand the conventions of film music in a global and musical context. Film Music's practical approach introduces students to a range of topics; each chapter features a full-length interview with one music professional, discussion of a musical product specific to the chapter's time period (like sheet music or DVD), one composer, one singer, a film genre, a musical instrument and two countries outside the United States.

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Contributor Notes

John Haines is Professor of Music History at the University of Toronto, where he is affiliated with the Faculty of Music, Centre for Medieval Studies and Cinema Studies Institute.

Editorial Reviews

"This book has many compelling features for the film music course. Its listening guides; the structural analyses of key films; and the inclusion of technical aspects of film production and technique are welcome additions to a film music textbook." --Eldonna L. May, Wayne State University

"Film Music: An Introduction in 11 Takes presents film music concepts in an accessible manner, using an approachable writing style. The book includes examples from contemporary movies familiar to the majority of students and features important content related to global cinema." --Sergi Casanelles, New York University