David Ventura: Film Music In Focus - Second Edition


Publisher: Rhinegold Education
Author: David Ventura
Format: Books | Reference

A guide to performing arts events in the UK & Ireland

Film Music in Focus is a fascinating and varied journey through the world of film music. It not only explains the origins of composing for film and cinema, but covers many key film genres, including horror, sci-fi, romance, documentary and world film, and investigates the role of the composer in each.

  • Fully-revised and updated second edition
  • The latest significant releases and new insights are featured, including the film blockbuster Atonement
  • A brand new chapter on world film
  • Full-colour throughout, plus a revised glossary and a brand new index

As well as a guide for the general reader who has an interest in the genre, this book will be of great value to students on a number of arts and humanities courses, from music to media studies; A level to Diploma and even university.

"As a short introduction to film music, the book is excellent. It is highly readable, informative and provides a firm foundation in understanding the use of music in film." - Conor Doherty, Music Teacher Magazine

ISBN: 9781907447082
Published on: 28 June 2010
No of pages: 112
Language: English
Catalogue No: RHG913

        Musicroom Reviews

        An excellent introduction to film music. Information on composers and films is appropriately chosen, and the writing style is both informative and clear. I recommend this as a teaching resource for A Level Music.
        Anonymous - (Hitchin, United Kingdom)