Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
This is one of the rare studies that addresses the way "underscoring" actually functions within the narrative feature film. The book is both theoretical and practical, i.e. film theory ("diegetic & non-diegetic" perspectives), and a practical model based on Max Steiner's "Hollywood" style. The concluding chapters deal with insightful analyses of a few films. This book could be beneficial for both composers and those seriously interested in film music.
(Review in Amazon)