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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully informative book, 24 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Cartoon Music Book (Paperback)
Having read many books on the history of animation, I had a reasonable knowledge of the main composers and musical directors in the cartoon film industry before reading "The Cartoon Music Book" (Carl Stalling, Scott Bradley, Winston Sharples,etc.). However, this book goes well beyond anything I've read before. Rather than a straightforward history, it is a collection of short essays and interviews that gives the reader a real insight into the minds of many animation composers and their working methods, as well as explaining how composing for animation changed over the years. Two sections were particularly fascinating. One concerned Raymond Scott, a composer whose music has been used in countless cartoons over the decades despite the fact that he never (allegedly) wrote specifically for animation. The other was all about how rock 'n' roll found its way into cartoons, resulting in "The Chipmunks", "The Archies" and a whole host of Hanna-Barbera pop-star sleuths. Part of the joy of the book is that each section is a standalone piece and so, if one article doesn't excite you, the next one might.
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