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University of Wisconsin Press

The Film Music of John Williams: Reviving Hollywood's Classical Style

The Film Music of John Williams: Reviving Hollywood's Classical Style

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From the triumphant "Main Title" in Star Wars to the ominous bass line of Jaws, John Williams has penned some of the most unforgettable film scores-while netting more than fifty Academy Award nominations. This updated and revised edition of Emilio Audissino's groundbreaking volume takes stock of Williams's creative process and achievements in music composition, including the most recent sequels in the film franchises that made him famous. Audissino discusses Williams's unique approach to writing by examining his neoclassical style in context, demonstrating how he revived and revised classical Hollywood music. This volume details Williams's lasting impact on the industry and cements his legacy as one of the most important composers in movie history. A must for fans and film-music lovers alike.

Author: Emilio Audissino
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Published: 07/06/2021
Pages: 376
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.17lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.82d
ISBN: 9780299332341

About the Author
Emilio Audissino is a senior lecturer in audiovisual production at Linnaeus University. He is the author of Film/Music Analysis: A Film Studies Approach.

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