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Bernard Herrmann's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

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Regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time, Bernard Herrmann was responsible for some of the most memorable music in film. His work with Alfred Hitchcock produced a slew of classics including Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960). Several years before collaborating with Hitchcock, however, Herrmann composed the brilliant score for The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), which remained a personal favorite of the composer's. Herrmann's score reinforces the film's romantic theme, and much of the music has an appropriately elegiac quality. In mood, orchestration, and even to some extent thematic identity, it seems to prefigure his music for Vertigo.In this latest addition to the Scarecrow Film Score Guide series, author 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, especially through his radio work, where he made contact with many of the great artists of the age, most notably Orson Welles. This association was to give him a passport to Hollywood and led to the scoring of his first film, Citizen Kane. Herrmann's subsequent film scores of the 1940s included The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Magnificent Ambersons, and Jane Eyre. In this guide, Cooper considers Herrmann's musical technique and offers a theorization of some of the ways in which music can be ",meaningful", in film. He also explores non-musical 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. In doing so, he discusses the extent to which Herrmann adopted screenwriter Philip Dunne's suggestions for music in


By David Cooper


Part 1 List of Illustrations
Part 2 Abbreviations
Part 3 Editor's Foreword
Part 4 Acknowledgments
Part 5 Introduction
Chapter 6 1. Herrmann's Career up to the Composition of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Chapter 7 2. Musical Style and Musical Meaning: Herrmann's Film Scoring Technique
Chapter 8 3. Literary, Filmic and Critical Context of the Score
Chapter 9 4. Overview of the Score as a Musical Text
Chapter 10 5. Analysis and Readings of the Score
Part 11 Notes
Part 12 Bibliography
Part 13 Index
Part 14 About the Author


Titel: Bernard Herrmann's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Untertitel: A Film Score Guide
EAN: 9781461656777
ISBN: 978-1-4616-5677-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Scarecrow Press
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 192
Veröffentlichung: 04.08.2005
Jahr: 2005
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.2 MB