Knowing The Score: Film Composers Talk About the Art, Craft, Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Writing for Cinema

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This collection of interviews with Hollywood composers offers the most intimate look ever at the process of writing music for the movies. From getting started in the business to recording the soundtrack, from choosing a musical style to collaborating with directors, including Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, the Coen brothers, Terry Gilliam, Kenneth Branagh, and Ken Russell, from learning to deal with editing to writing with time-sensitive precision, the leading practitioners in the field share their views on one of the most important — and least understood — aspects of filmmaking: the motion picture art that's heard but not seen.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: ItBooks (December 5, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380804824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380804825
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Customer Reviews

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6 people found this helpful.
 on January 3, 2007
By FilmComposer
Great interviews and inner views of composers of film. I would recommend it for any composer or enthusiast

Great discussions of the philosophy of film scoring.

8 people found this helpful.
 on May 12, 2007
By DPStewart
This book is a compilation of interviews and discussions with a prominent and diverse group of composers. There are wonderful passages reflecting the philosophy and experiences of these composers that make this book a really interesting portal into their minds and lives. Often the philosophy and approach behind an artform are more important to learn than the techniques of creating it – this book reflects that.

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