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Author Cooper, David, 1956-

Title Bernard Herrmann's The ghost and Mrs. Muir : a film score guide / David Cooper.

Publication Info. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.542 Herrmann,B COO    Available
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Description xix, 167 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Series Scarecrow film score guides ; no. 5
Scarecrow film score guides ; no. 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-158) and index.
Contents Herrmann's career up to the composition of The ghost and Mrs. Muir -- Musical style and musical meaning : Herrmann's -- Film scoring technique -- Literary, filmic and critical context of the score -- Overview of the score as a musical text -- Analysis and readings of the score.
Summary In Bernard Herrmann's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: A Film Score Guide, David Cooper examines Herrmann's career in general, as well as the specific elements that went into the creation of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir's score. Cooper traces the development of Herrmann's craft as a film composer, expecially through his radio work, where he encountered many of the great artists of the age, most notably Orson Welles. In this guide, Cooper considers Herrmann's musical technique and theorizes some of the ways in which music can be meaningful in film. He also explores nonmusical contexts of the film, including the screenplay's relationship to the popular novel from which it was adapted, as well as the contribution of director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the performances of Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison, and the editing of Dorothy Spencer. Cooper also provides a quantitative, evidence-based study of the score. A rundown of all the cues in Herrmann's manuscript is followed by an examination of the score as a musical artifact. In his evaluation of the overall approach to the soundtrack, the author considers the musical detail of the score's structure, its themes, and their orchestration.
Subject Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975. Ghost and Mrs. Muir.
Added Title Ghost and Mrs. Muir
ISBN 0810856794 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780810856790 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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