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Listening to Movies: The Film Lover's Guide to Film Music Hardcover – 1 May 1994

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc; Annotated edition edition (1 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0028733150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0028733159
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 19.5 x 3.2 cm
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This text is a lay person's guide to the world of film music, from the silent era to the present day. Oscar-winning film composer Fred Karlin describes how music is written and recorded for the movies; who the composers are and how they work with film makers; and the music itself - what to listen for in a film score, and what makes one score better than another.

About the Author

Fred Karlin teaches film music at the University of Southern California.

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