London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Athlone Press, 1994.
Book — liii, 171 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Prejudices and bad habits-- function and dramaturgy-- the new musical resources-- sociological aspects-- elements of aesthetics-- the composer and the movie-making process-- suggestions and conclusions. Appendices: report on the film music project--
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This classic account of the nature of film music aesthetics was first published in 1947. Its value comes from a unique combination of talents and experience enjoyed by the book's authors. Eisler's time at Hollywood gave him a particular insight on the technical questions which arise for composers when music is used in the production of films, while Adorno was able to contribute on wide aesthetic and sociological matters as well as specifically musical questions. Above all, the authors envisaged the book as a contribution to the study of modern, industrialized culture, and, in this respect, it has a particular importance to the whole area of cultural studies. (source: Nielsen Book Data)