Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music by Royal S. Brown
University of California Press | October 18, 1994 | English | ISBN: 0520085442 | 396 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Since the days of silent films, music has been integral to the cinematic experience, serving, variously, to allay audiences' fears of the dark and to heighten a film's emotional impact. Yet viewers are often unaware of its presence. In this bold, insightful book, film and music scholar and critic Royal S. Brown invites readers not only to "hear" the film score, but to understand it in relation to what they "see."