Mark Russell and James Young, RotoVision SA, 2000, Softcover, 192 pages.


In Film Music, fourteen of the world's best known film composers discuss their craft, revealing the creative process that led to the familiar sound of the most memorable films of our time. Like all titles in the Screencraft Series, Film Music is beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated with drawings, scripts, storyboards, models and stills from classic films. A companion CD features a composition from each of the fourteen contributors. Musicians, composers, filmmakers and film enthusiasts will find much to learn and much to enjoy in this unique volume.


Includes CD featuring a piece of music from each contributor
Part of the Screencraft series, the first books to explore the crafts of filmmaking by tracing the entire creative process.



9.   Introduction
18.   Bernard Herrmann
32.   Elmer Bernstein
44.   Maurice Jarre
58.   Jerry Goldsmith
70.   John Barry
82.   Lalo Schifrin
94.   Michael Nyman
108.   Gabriel Yared
120.   Philip Glass
132.   Howard Schore
146.   Dany Elfman
160.   Zbigniew Preisner
174.   Ryuichi Sakamoto
186.   Glossary
188.   Picture credits



1.   Bernard Herrman: Psycho - Prelude / The murder 3:03
2.   Elmer Bernstein: The magnificent seven - Suite 5:50
3.   Maurice Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia - Overture 4:25
4.   Jerry Goldsmith: Alien - End titles 3:46
5.   John Barry: Goldfinger - Main theme 2:38
6.   Lalo Schifrin: Dirty Harry - Main theme / Scorpio 4:51
7.   Mychael Nyman: The hairdresser's husband / Part 1-2 4:24
8.   Gabriel Yared: The English patient - As far as Florence / Rupert Bear 4:06
9.   Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi - Vessels 7:55
10.   Howard Shore: Dead ringers - Finale 3:20
11.   Danny Elfman: Edward Scissorhand - Main title / Ice dance 5:32
12.   Zbigniew Preisner: The double life of Véronique - Concerto in E minor 5:03
13.   Ryuichi Sakamoto: Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence - Theme 4:4


"The third volume in Focal Press's Screencraft series, Film Music is an excellent examination of the role music and film scoring plays in contemporary cinema." - American Cinematographer, June 2001


"This 9" x 12" book is generously illustrated with color photos and film stills, along with handwritten samples of scores composed by artists..." - American Cinematographer, June 2001


"On first flip through, I found the book both colorful and well organized...In final analysis, I would not hesitate to recommend this book to fans of film music in general. And with its wonderful assortment of film stills and CD, it's a pleasure for film buffs as well." - SCOREBABY - April 2001



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