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David Ventura: Film Music In Focus



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Exam boards: Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC

Film Music in Focus looks at the role of music in the exciting world of film. How do directors link sound to screen to maximise impact? How do music styles vary between composers and genres? This guide answers these questions and enables students and teachers to understand how music enhances the movie-goers experience.

The author demonstrates the techniques composers use to write film music and the problems they face along the way, together with an explanation of some of the terminology used by the film industry.

It looks into the historical roots of music in film, and investigates a series of key genres including epic, comedy, animation, horror, sci-fi, romance, musicals and blockbuster, and includes a number of significant and iconic films for concise case study attention, including:

  • King Kong (1933)
  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • The Incredibles (2004)

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