Composing for the Cinema: The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film

Composing for the Cinema: The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film

Ennio Morricone


With approximately four hundred rankings to his credits, Ennio Morricone is likely one of the such a lot prolific and influential movie composers operating this present day. He has collaborated with many major administrators, and his rankings for such movies as The sturdy, the undesirable, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in America; Days of Heaven; The Mission; The Untouchables; Malèna; and Cinema Paradiso go away moviegoers with the conviction that whatever specific used to be achieved—a conviction shared by way of composers, students, and fanatics alike.

In Composing for the Cinema: the idea and Praxis of tune in Film, Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli current a sequence of lectures at the composition and research of movie tune. tailored from a number of lectures and seminars, those classes convey how sound layout could be analyzed and provide numerous musical ideas to many alternative types of movie. although geared toward composers, Morricone’s expositions are effortless to appreciate and engaging even to these with none musical education. Drawing upon rankings via himself and others, the composer additionally presents perception into his relationships with a few of the administrators with whom he has collaborated, together with Sergio Leone, Giuseppe Tornatore, Franco Zeffirelli, Warren Beatty, Ridley Scott, Roland Joffé, the Taviani Brothers, and others.

Translated and edited by way of Gillian B. Anderson, an orchestral conductor and musicologist, those classes demonstrate Morricone’s ardour approximately musical expression. added in a conversational mode that's either understandable and engaging, this groundbreaking paintings intertwines research with functional info of movie song composition. aimed toward a large viewers of composers, musicians, movie historians, and fanatics, Composing for the Cinema features a treasure trove of sensible info and observations from a distinctive musicologist and essentially the most complete composers at the foreign movie scene.

Show sample text content

Download sample