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Sound and Vision: 60 Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks

Sound and Vision: 60 Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks

by Jon Burlingame, Billboard Books (Other)

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A serviceable reference work to the most notable motion picture soundtrack composers, this guide is divided into three parts: a history of movie soundtracks, an overview of major composers, and a list of important scores currently available, including reissues. Journalist Burlingame (Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, and the Washington Post) has written an informative history, particularly for the novice fan. The composer entries, comprising the bulk of the book, are alphabetically listed and include pertinent biographical information and capsulated synopses of their soundtrack credits. Thanks to the thorough composer/songwriter and film indexes and the substantial bibliography, this is a functional introduction to soundtrack history and its key players. However, libraries needing one comprehensive reference on the topic are directed to MusicHound Soundtracks: The Essential Album Guide to Film, Television, and Stage Music (LJ 4/15/00).--David M. Turkalo, Suffolk Univ. Law Sch. Lib., Boston Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
In Sound And Vision: 60 Years Of Motion Picture Soundtracks, Jon Burlingame has created an indispensable, seminal, very highly recommended reference guide featuring a detailed history of Hollywood film music on record and compact disc. Also included are uptodate biographical sketches of soundtrack composers from the inception of the movies down to the present day. Annotated listings of the bestselling, awardwinning, or otherwise memorable soundtracks of the past and present (original film scores as well as movie musicals and songcompilation scores) further enhance this marvelous compendium. Of special note is the "user friendly" and comprehensive index so that the reader can quickly reference whether a particular piece of movie music is commercially available.

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