The Score: Interviews With Film Composers

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Silman-James Press, 1999 - Music - 427 pages
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This collection of candid interviews with some of today's finest and hottest film composers presents a broad cross-section of thoughts about the process of film composing, styles of film music, and working within today's entertainment industry. Every fan of the music that often guides our emotions as we sit glued or trembling in our theater seats will find this contemporary insider's look at this popular musical genre a must-read. Among the composers included are: Thomas Newman; Elmer Bernstein; Marc Shaiman; Mark Isham; John Barry; Terence Blanchard; Howard Shore; Bruce Broughton; James Newton Howard; John Corigliano; Christopher Young; Joel McNeely; Paul Chihara; Shirley Walker; Daniel Licht.

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User Review  - Lord Humungus - Goodreads

Some pretty interesting interviews with a variety of film composers, including some of my favorites. You come away with a sense that the Hollywood system is pretty brutal and one has to work fast and ... Read full review


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Schelle is a concert composer whose works have been performed worldwide.