Keeping Score: Interviews with Today's Top Film, Television, and Game Music Composers / Edition 1

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The movie, Jaws. The main character, a vicious shark coursing through the deep blue ocean taking victims along the way. Who among us can't hum the ominous musical accompaniment to this? Would Jaws be what it is today without its recognizable score? What about the theme to Star Wars? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Movies and music go hand in hand, neither can exist alone. Is the "shower scene" in Psycho made eerier with the musical score that plays hauntingly in the background? Absolutely! For some, simply hearing the music from movies such as The Exorcist is enough to evoke goose bumps and shivers. Music is powerful. Music is moving. "Keeping Score" features interviews with the top composers of Hollywood from the worlds of film, television, and games. The insightful conversations are both entertaining and informative, taking the reader behind the scenes of the film scoring industry like never before. As you read about what the composers have to say, you'll find that their words present a new manner in which the typical movie fans can access "behind-the-scenes" information about their favorite films. You'll also notice that these composers are as creative with their words as they are with their music.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435454774
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/19/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,534,678
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Hoover is the owner of and the author of Keeping Score, two related projects that showcase the personalities behind the music he enjoys most - original scores. Having interviewed many of the top artists in the field, Tom continues to enjoy spotlighting the unique talents of the scoring industry while also keeping an eye open for other creative ventures of interest.
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Table of Contents

Keeping Score with Brian Tyler; Keeping Score with John Ottman; Keeping Score with David Newman; Keeping Score with Nicholas Hooper; Keeping Score with Andrew Lockington; Keeping Score with Marco Beltrami; Keeping Score with Geoff Zanelli; Keeping Score with Tyler Bates; Keeping Score with Alex Heffes; Keeping Score with Theodore Shapiro; Keeping Score with John Murphy; Keeping Score with Mark Kilian; Keeping Score with Ramin Djawadi; Keeping Score with Bruce Broughton; Keeping Score with Craig Safan; Keeping Score with Murray Gold; Keeping Score with James Dooley; Keeping Score with Christopher Lennertz; Keeping Score with Michael Levine; Keeping Score with Nathan Barr; Keeping Score with Bear McCreary; Keeping Score with Stu Phillips; Keeping Score with Marty O'Donnell; Keeping Score with Winifred Phillips; Keeping Score with Inon Zur; Keeping Score with Cris Velasco; Keeping Score with Jesper Kyd; Keeping Score with Jason Graves; Keeping Score with Kyle Eastwood; Keeping Score with Richard Wells; Keeping Score with Abel Korzeniowski; Keeping Score with Scott Glasgow; Keeping Score with Simon J Hunter; Keeping Score with Assaf Rinde; Keeping Score with Boris Elkis; Keeping Score with Clinton Shorter;
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  • Posted November 6, 2009

    And what a score it is...

    If you're a fan of movies surely you love the music that accompanies them. The composers are the guys behind the scenes that make the movie flow from one emotion to the next. 'Keeping Score' gives you great insight of today's top film, TV, and video game composers. Written in interview format the author serves up down to earth conversations rather than commercialized propaganda. Sit back and learn the insights of today's best composers.

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