The Encyclopedia of Film Composers

In addition to the handful of composers known to the general public, this book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for the movies over the past 100 years-those who have not been given their due in previous ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442245492

Category: Music

Page: 836

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In addition to the handful of composers known to the general public, this book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for the movies over the past 100 years those who have not been given their due in previous books and other sources. This volume features more than 250 famous and little-known movie composers from around the world. In addition to providing facts about the composers (dates, biography, careers, complete list of movie credits), the entries explain what makes each composer notable and discusses their music in detail. The selected composers range from the days of silent films when music scores were performed by orchestras in movie palaces to today with synthesized and electronic music being used in film scoring."
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The Encyclopedia of Film Composers

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Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442245501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 836

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For more than a century, original music has been composed for the cinema. From the early days when live music accompanied silent films to the present in which a composer can draw upon a full orchestra or a lone synthesizer to embody a composition, music has been an integral element of most films. By the late 1930s, movie studios had established music departments, and some of the greatest names in film music emerged during Hollywood’s Golden Age, including Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Bernard Herrmann. Over the decades, other creators of screen music offered additional memorable scores, and some composers—such as Henry Mancini, Randy Newman, and John Williams—have become household names. The Encyclopedia of Film Composers features entries on more than 250 movie composers from around the world. It not only provides facts about these artists but also explains what makes each composer notable and discusses his or her music in detail. Each entry includes Biographical material Important dates Career highlights Analysis of the composer’s musical style Complete list of movie credits This book brings recognition to the many men and women who have written music for movies over the past one hundred years. In addition to composers from the United States and Great Britain, artists from dozens of other countries are also represented. A rich resource of movie music history, The Encyclopedia of Film Composers will be of interest to fans of cinema in general as well as those who want to learn more about the many talented individuals who have created memorable scores.
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The Woody Allen Encyclopedia

This reference work consists of entries on every film, television, stage, and literary work by Woody Allen.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538110676

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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This reference work consists of entries on every film, television, stage, and literary work by Woody Allen. The volume also includes entries on people (actors, producers, writers, etc.) who have worked with Allen as well as various topics (acting roles, awards, themes, film locations, etc.).
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The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film

The wide-ranging scope of this volume allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands, with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter–band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the ...

Author: Melissa U. D. Goldsmith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269873

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 486

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Musicians, both fictional and real, have long been subjects of cinema. From biopics of composers Beethoven and Mozart to the rise (and often fall) of imaginary bands in The Commitments and Almost Famous, music of all types has inspired hundreds of films. The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film features the most significant productions from around the world, including straightforward biographies, rockumentaries, and even the occasional mockumentary. The wide-ranging scope of this volume allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands, with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter–band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the promoter’s point of view, band competitions, the traveling band, and rock-based absurdity. Among the films discussed in this book are Amadeus, The Blues Brothers, The Buddy Holly Story, The Commitments, Dreamgirls, The Glenn Miller Story, A Hard Day’s Night, I’m Not There, Jailhouse Rock, A Mighty Wind, Ray, ’Round Midnight, The Runaways, School of Rock, That Thing You Do!, and Walk the Line. With entries that span the decades and highlight a variety of music genres, The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film is a valuable resource for moviegoers and music lovers alike, as well as scholars of both film and music.
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1939

Most significantly, this book provides a full description and commentary on the Hollywood movies that were released on that day.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442278059

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 430

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What do Babes in Arms, Beau Geste, Gunga Din, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Only Angels Have Wings, and Young Mr. Lincoln all have in common? They are all classic films released in the same year, but none of them received Academy Award nominations for best picture. Why? In that same year, Hollywood produced Dark Victory, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Ninotchka, as well as two of the most beloved films of all time, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. In 1939 Hollywood created an unprecedented number of great films, a year that has yet to be surpassed in cinematic achievement. In 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year, Thomas S. Hischak looks at the most remarkable 365 days in film history. Arranged chronologically from January 1 to December 31, 1939, each entry covers one day and features major news events (national and international) as well as minor curiosities or news items that would prove to be more important in the future. The activities on Broadway, radio, the music business, literature, and other arts are included, as are noteworthy sporting events. Most significantly, this book provides a full description and commentary on the Hollywood movies that were released on that day. All 510 feature films from all the Hollywood studios are included in the book, along with notable shorts, cartoons, newsreels, and foreign releases. While others have looked at the movie highlights of this momentous year, Hischak evaluates Hollywood’s entire screen output of 1939, from B pictures and serial installments to the international blockbusters—and every film in between. 1939: Hollywood’s Greatest Year is a captivating look at this phenomenon and will fascinate any film aficionado.
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The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals

A guide to the greatest shows and films in the history of the musical, as well as their stars, lyricists and composers. Over 1600 entries provide facts, figures and critical opinion on all aspects of the field.

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Virgin Books

ISBN: UVA:X004358428

Category: Music

Page: 680

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A guide to the greatest shows and films in the history of the musical, as well as their stars, lyricists and composers. Over 1600 entries provide facts, figures and critical opinion on all aspects of the field.
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The Thornton Wilder Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia exhaustively covers Thornton Wilder, one of America's greatest writers.

Author: Thomas S Hischak

Publisher:

ISBN: 1538152398

Category:

Page: 224

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This encyclopedia exhaustively covers Thornton Wilder, one of America's greatest writers. It features a biography of Wilder's life and career, followed by entries that cover the people who worked with him, friends and family members who were of great influence, and every novel, play, film script, and other literary work by Wilder.
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Theatre as Human Action

This book engages students—particularly those who may not be very familiar with many plays—in the theatre experience by focusing on just four plays: the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538126431

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts, Third Edition is designed for the college student who may be unacquainted with many plays and has seen a limited number of theatre productions. Focusing primarily on four plays, this textbook aims to inform the student about theatre arts, stimulate interest in the art form, lead to critical thinking about theatre, and prepare the student to be a more informed and critical theatregoer. The four plays central to this book are the tragedy Macbeth, the landmark African American drama A Raisin in the Sun, the American comedy classic You Can’t Take It with You, and—new to this edition—the contemporary hip-hop musical Hamilton. At the beginning of the text, each play is described with plot synopses (and suggested video versions), and then these four representative works are referred to throughout the book. In addition to looking at both the theoretical and practical aspects of theatre arts—from the nature of theatre and drama to how it reflects society—the author also explains the processes that playwrights, actors, designers, directors, producers, and critics go through. In addition to Hamilton, this edition includes full color images throughout, as well as revised chapters and expanded and updated material on the technical aspects of theatre, coverage of children’s theatre and British theatre, the role of drama as therapy, and the importance of diversity in theatre today. Structured into ten chapters, each looking at a major area or artist—and concluding with the audience and critics—the unique approach of Theatre as Human Action thoroughly addresses all of the major topics to be found in an introduction to theatre text.
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100 Greatest American and British Animated Films

A discussion of the 100 most significant animated features produced in the U.S. and the U.K. Each entry includes a synopsis, production history, a summary of the critical response, commentary on the writing, animation, background art, music ...

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538105683

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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A discussion of the 100 most significant animated features produced in the U.S. and the U.K. Each entry includes a synopsis, production history, a summary of the critical response, commentary on the writing, animation, background art, music and/or songs, the voice actors in addition to influence, and so much more.
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The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film

Also includes plot synopses, critiques, re-title/translation information, running times, photographs, and several cross-referenced indexes (by artist, year, song, etc.). Paperback.

Author: R. G. Young

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1557832692

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1016

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Thirty-five years in the making, and destined to be the last word in fanta-film references! This incredible 1,017-page resource provides vital credits on over 9,000 films (1896-1999) of horror, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, heavy melodrama, and film noir. Comprehensive cast lists include: directors, writers, cinematographers, and composers. Also includes plot synopses, critiques, re-title/translation information, running times, photographs, and several cross-referenced indexes (by artist, year, song, etc.). Paperback.
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The Encyclopedia of British Film

Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a ...

Author: Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015063313327

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 811

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Produced with assistance from the British Film Institute, this is a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century of great British cinema.
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Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen

I shall be referring to it frequently to slake my curiosity and to settle bets.”--Tom Lehrer This bountiful book is a comprehensive guide to the thousands of films, DVDs, and videocassettes featuring operas and opera singers from 1896 to ...

Author: Ken Wlaschin

Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300102631

Category: Music

Page: 872

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“This wondrous encyclopedia is an invaluable boon to all movie and opera buffs. I shall be referring to it frequently to slake my curiosity and to settle bets.”--Tom Lehrer This bountiful book is a comprehensive guide to the thousands of films, DVDs, and videocassettes featuring operas and opera singers from 1896 to the present. From ABC Television to Franco Zeffirelli, the encyclopedia is a storehouse of fascinating information for film and opera aficionados and casual browsers alike. Find answers to such questions as: * What were the first operas filmed? * Why did they make silent films of operas? * Why was a pseudo-opera written for Citizen Kane? * What was the title of Maria Callas’s only film? Organized alphabetically with more than 1,900 fully cross-referenced entries, the book casts a wide net that covers not only expected topics--operas, operettas, zarzuelas, composers, singers, conductors, writers, and film directors--but also the unexpected and offbeat--animated opera, first operas on film, puppet opera films, silent films about opera, and many other lesser-known topics. Encyclopedia of Opera on Screen illuminates the many intersections between opera and film as never before.
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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies

Compiles information about science fiction films, providing the film title, studio, date of release, length, availability, producer, director, screenplay writer, music composer, special effects person, and lead cast members.

Author: C. J. Henderson

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 0816045674

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

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Compiles information about science fiction films, providing the film title, studio, date of release, length, availability, producer, director, screenplay writer, music composer, special effects person, and lead cast members.
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Encyclopaedia of the Musical Film

Provides information on actors, actresses, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers involved with musicals and describes the most memorable films and songs

Author: Stanley Green

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002920271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Provides information on actors, actresses, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers involved with musicals and describes the most memorable films and songs
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The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia

The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals, songs, subjects, and themes related to the composer.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810891685

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Jerome Kern (1885-1945) is considered one of the most versatile and influential of all American theatre and film composers. The Jerome Kern Encyclopedia consists of entries on people, theatre and film musicals, songs, subjects, and themes related to the composer. Not only are all of Kern’s stage and screen projects covered, but there are also entries on all the major librettists and lyricists with whom he worked, as well as producers, directors, actors, and other individuals who figured prominently in his career. Approximately 100 of Kern’s most important songs are discussed, and other entries address awards, collaborations, working methods, song styles, and other related subjects. The encyclopedia also includes a brief biography of Kern, a chronology of his life and work, and appendices on recordings, interpolations, revivals, and remakes.
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The Concise Cinegraph

This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts.

Author: ans-Michael Bock,,

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455659

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 600

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This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.
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Images in the Dark

Examining homosexuality in the film industry, this guide offers reviews, biographies, photos, and information on actors, directors, writers, composers, dancers, and more

Author: Raymond Murray

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: UVA:X006113249

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 599

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Examining homosexuality in the film industry, this guide offers reviews, biographies, photos, and information on actors, directors, writers, composers, dancers, and more
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100 Greatest American Plays

100 Greatest American Plays is the 1st book on the 100 greatest American, non-musical plays.

Author: Thomas S. Hischak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442256052

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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100 Greatest American Plays is the first book on the 100 greatest American, non-musical plays. Arranged alphabetically, each entry includes not only the plot but the production history, a summary of the critical reaction, commentary of the literary aspects of the drama, its influence and long-range effects, cast lists of notable stage and film versions, and a biography of the playwright. This resource also includes a chronological listing of the plays, a listing of the included playwrights, and a listing of notable theatre awards.
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The Encyclopedia of British Film

Temple Composer . ... The Encyclopedia of British Film is the first work of its kind ever published, supplying extensive information with a crrtical edge ...

Author: Adjunct Professor at Swinburne Institute of Social Research Brian McFarlane

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015060036830

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 774

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A comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors, and studios behind a century of British cinema. Published in association with the British Film Institute and illustrated with black and white photos of film stars and filmmakers from the 1920s to the present day.
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The Film Encyclopedia

Gay and Lesbian Cinema: p. 513-514.

Author: Ephraim Katz

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0062730894

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1496

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Gay and Lesbian Cinema: p. 513-514.
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