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The Art of Film Music
George Burt

Northeastern University Press



Contents

• Introductory Remarks
• The Story’s the Thing
• Music’s Vital Role
• Should Film Music Be Heard?
• The Contrapuntal Aspect
• The Associative Power of Music
• Characterization
• Individual People
• Groups of People
• Symbolic Meanings
• The Emotional Context
• Ambient Time and Place
• Source of Music
• Emphasizing the Dramatic Line
• Musical Accents
• The Missing Beat or Pulse
• Pacing
• The Sequence as a Unit
• The
Best Years of Our Lives: Homecoming Scene
Laura: Apartment Scene
East of Eden: Climactic Scene
• The Sound and Function of Silence: When Music Is Absent
• Matter-of-Fact Dialogue
• Psychological Containment
• Acoustic Space
• Moments of Anguish
• The Telling Quality of Ambient Sound
• The Question of Realism
• Practical Matters and the Human
• Element
• The Spotting Process
• Timings
• Synchronization
• Generalized Compositional Approaches
• Orchestration and the Orchestra
• The Synthesizer
• Music Mix and Dubbing
• Notes
• Selected Bibliography
• Glossary of Musical Terms
• Index

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