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New Opportunities in Film: Korngold and Warner Bros.

Ben Winters

in Korngold and His World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter sketches an overview of Erich Korngold's film output that draws attention to the variety of scenarios for which he provided music. It also discusses the kinds of musical gestures and ... More


“The caverns of the human mind are full of strange shadows”: Disability Representation, Henry Bellamann, and Korngold’s Musical Subtexts in the Score for Kings Row

Neil Lerner

in Korngold and His World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores Erich Korngold's score in the 1942 black and white Hollywood film, King's Row. This Warner Bros. production was based on a bestselling 1940 novel by Henry Bellamann, a writer ... More


The Herrmann–Hitchcock murder mysteries: post-mortem1

William H. Rosar

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter’s ‘post-mortem’ of the Herrmann-Hitchcock collaboration focusses on what occurred between the two men during the fateful sessions in which Hitchcock fired Herrmann when he was ... More


Epilogue

Sally Bick

in Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042812
eISBN:
9780252051678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042812.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The conclusion presents a summation of Copland’s and Eisler’s political music and their contributions in both their writings and their film scores to the history of the Hollywood industry and ... More


Korngold and His World

Daniel Goldmark and Kevin C. Karnes (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957) was the last compositional prodigy to emerge from the Austro-German tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn. He was lauded in his youth by everyone from Mahler to ... More


Music and memory in film and other multimedia: The Casablanca effect

Berthold Hoeckner and Howard C. Nusbaum

in The Psychology of Music in Multimedia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199608157
eISBN:
9780191761225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608157.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the artistic representation and empirical study of audiovisual memory in cinema, with a specific focus on memory induced by music. The first section reviews how flashbacks have ... More


Off to See the World

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details events following Mancini's break with Blake Edwards. While the break was a private event that seemed to put his future career into a state of flux, Mancini sensed a chance to ... More


“George Gershwin Accepts $100,000 Movietone Offer; Fox to Pay that Sum for Film Version of Musical Comedy—Composer Gets Bid of $50,000 for Rhapsody in Blue Rights” (1928)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of the report about George and Ira Gershwin's signing of a contract worth $100,000 to write a musical comedy for Fox Movietone Co.'s motion pictures Delicious and Blah, ... More


Curtailing a Song: Toward the Classical Background Score

Katherine Spring

in Saying It With Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199842216
eISBN:
9780199369584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842216.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 5 accounts for the emergence of the plausible integration of songs, an approach that developed in tandem with the diminished use of the popular song and the rise of the orchestral background ... More


The Curse of the Pink Panther

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes how one chance meeting on the beach with Blake Edwards brought about a sea change in his career and, as a direct result, a return to the famous world of the Pink Panther. ... More


Here Was Something Fresh

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter traces the path of Henry Mancini's career, highlighting the reasons why he became the first publicly successful and personally recognizable film composer in history. It ... More


Stolen Moments

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details Mancini's career in the late 1980s. The 1980s was another transitional period in the whole field of film scoring. The intrepid John Williams still ruled with one prestigious ... More


Adaptation, Authenticity, and Ethics in Carl Davis’s Score to the Thief of Bagdad

Geoffrey Wilson

Allen H. Redmon and Allen H. Redmon (eds)

in Next Generation Adaptation: Spectatorship and Process

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496832603
eISBN:
9781496832641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496832603.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Contributor Geoffrey Wilson notes Davis’s self-proclaimed practice of reviving the score the films might have had in their original release but he faults the leading composer in the silent film ... More


First Cadence

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the start of Mancini's musical evolution in the 1960s. If the word cadence can be defined as the notes or chords that resolve a melody, or at least lead to a new development, ... More


Back to Television?

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details Mancini's return to television. Mancini was offered his own TV series, to be called The Mancini Generation, on which he would discuss and demonstrate film music to a syndicated ... More


Frustration

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Mancini's work on the large-scale space alien film Lifeforce (1985). Mancini's handwritten sketches for his score to the film reveals how important the job was to him, coming ... More


Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

John Caps

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Through film composer Henry Mancini, mere background music in movies became part of pop culture—an expression of sophistication and wit with a modern sense of cool and a lasting lyricism that has not ... More


Career Crescendos

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details Mancini's continued success. Mancini's success with Blake Edwards, his bestselling albums, and the growing shelf of his awards meant that now other directors, even famous classic ... More


Maturity, the Second Cadence

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details Mancini's musical evolution in the late 1970s. It may seem odd to associate “maturity” with the music of Mancini at this stage in his career, when clearly all of his most ... More


A Closing Door That Wasn’t There Before

John Caps

in Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036736
eISBN:
9780252093845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036736.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes four films that made Mancini feel so betrayed that he would wish seriously to have his name removed from being credited at all. These are Blake Edwards' Skin Deep (1989), ... More


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