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Film And Television Scores, 1950-1979
28-Mar-2009 - McFarland Publishing has published Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979: A Critical Survey By Genre, a great new book by the man over at long-running site, Kris Spencer - one extremely knowledgeable individual when it comes to 50s, 60s and 70s soundtracks. Hollywood film scores underwent a supersonic transformation from the 1950s through the 1970s. This genre-by-genre overview of film and television soundtrack music covers a period of tremendous artistic and commercial development in the medium. Film and television composers bypassed the classical tradition favoured by earlier screen composers to experiment with jazz, rock, funk and avant-garde styles. This bold approach brought a rich variety to film and television productions that often took on a life of its own through records and CDs. Along with the insightful text, the book also contains more than 100 promotional film stills and soundtrack cover art images.
For more info, visit ScoreBaby in the USA, or MovieGrooves in the UK. 

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