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Henry Mancini : Reinventing Film Music (Music in American Life)
Henry Mancini : Reinventing Film Music (Music in American Life)
著者名 Caps, John
出版社 : Univ of Illinois Pr
出版年月 : 2012/02
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780252036736

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内容情報
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A08543800 A23306400
Place of Publication: United States
Subject Development: History
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Geographic Designator: United States
Review:
Booklist Reviews 2012 February #1
Choice Reviews 2012 August
Chronicle Of Higher Education - March 2012, Issue 3
LJ Reviews 2012 March #1
Wall Street Journal Book Review - February 2012 #3-Reviews

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 dated. The first comprehensive study of Mancini's music, Henry Mancini: Reinventing Film Music describes how the composer served as a bridge between the Big Band period of World War II and the impatient eclecticism of the Baby Boomer generation, between the grand formal orchestral film scores of the past and a modern American minimalist approach. Mancini's sound seemed to capture the bright, confident, welcoming voice of the middle class's new efficient life: interested in pop songs and jazz, in movie and television, in outreach politics but also conventional stay-at-home comforts. As John Caps shows, Mancini easily combined it all in his music. Mancini wielded influence in Hollywood and around the world with his iconic scores: dynamic jazz for the noir-ish detective TV show Peter Gunn, the sly theme from The Pink Panther, and his wistful folk song "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's.Through insightful close readings of key films, Caps traces Mancini's collaborations with important directors and shows how he homed in on specific dramatic or comic aspects of the film to create musical effects through clever instrumentation, eloquent musical gestures, and meaningful resonances and continuities in his scores. Accessible and engaging, this fresh view of Mancini's oeuvre and influence will delight and inform fans of film and popular music.

 

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